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The future of music festivals has been given a boost after the first rapid testing programme was officially announced. Designed specifically for the events industry in conjunction with Swallow Events, the rapid 15-minute turn around test is the first to be approved by Public Health England. Oli Thomas, founder and managing director of Swallow Events […]

by: Austria Masim Nov 21, 2020 Kraftwerk will headline Playground Festival, topping the bill for 2021’s event. The Glasgow festival returns next year, running July 30 – August 1, at Rouken Glen Park. The three-day festival commonly hosts a mix of established and new acts, though the first crop of talent announced comes with a […]

The headliners for the next installment of Glasgow’s Playground Festival have been announced. Underworld, Kraftwerk, and Nile Rodgers And Chic will top the bill on July 30, July 31 and August 1, 2021 respectively at Rouken Glen Park. The second edition of the multi-day festival that hosts a mix of established and new acts is […]

The line-up for a special virtual edition of this year’s Tomorrowland has been announced. The event, which will take place via a digital stream on New Year’s Eve, will unite people all over the world in a unique countdown to 2021 that crosses time-zones. Tickets for the event are on sale here. It’s being described […]

Arlo Parks and Holly Humberstone are among the leading names on the 2021 line-up of The Great Escape. The new music-focused festival is aiming to return next year after its 2020 edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first 50 artists on the line-up for The Great Escape 2021, which is due to […]

Travis Scott‘s Astroworld Festival have confirmed that they are now aiming to return in 2021. The Houston rapper has previously held the one-day festival in his home city in Texas in 2018 and 2019, and there had been hopes that he would throw another event this year. However, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Scott and […]

MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee are set to examine ways to safeguard the future of UK music festivals following an extremely tough year for the sector as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 festival season was shelved due to the health crisis, with major festivals like Glastonbury, […]

Eurosonic 2021 will take place exclusively online as the coronavirus crisis continues to cause disruption for live music. The annual Groningen event was due to return for its 35th edition in January, but the ever-changing restrictions surrounding social distancing have resulted in its cancellation. Performances will now be broadcast online between January 13 and 16, […]

A host of new bands have been announced for next year’s Download Festival – see the list below. The new bands will join previously announced headliners KISS, Biffy Clyro and System Of A Down in Donington Park early next June. Among the bands announced today via a spooky Halloween-themed video, which you can watch on […]

The head of Scotland’s TRNSMT Festival has outlined how he is pioneering for a quick Covid-19 testing strategy that could pave the way for the full return of music festivals next summer. Geoff Ellis, the head of DF Concerts, is in advanced talks with an eastern European country to stage an event for 1,000 gig-goers, […]