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The government has been accused of “pushing live music off a cliff-edge” and endangering the future of the industry by failing to publish the results of recent COVID event pilots or providing festivals with insurance. This week saw Kendal Calling become the latest in a long line of UK festivals that have been forced to […]

GB News, Andrew Neil’s new channel, has been pranked by callers using fake comedy names. A number of presenters including former BBC news reader Simon McCoy and ex-Apprentice contestant Michelle Dewbury were caught out by people texting in posing as “Mike Hunt” and “Mike Oxlong”. Many of the clips were also posted to social media […]

A new poll has shown that the majority of UK voters want the government to be doing more to solve the post-Brexit touring fiasco for musicians and crew, while campaigners have vowed that their “anger is not going away until they find a solution”. READ MORE: “It’s going to be devastating” – here’s how Brexit will […]

A$AP Rocky has reflected on Donald Trump‘s involvement in his 2019 assault case in Sweden, saying that the former US President “made it a little worse”. The New York rapper was released from jail and handed a suspended sentence in Sweden in August 2019 after he was found guilty of assault following his arrest over […]

Jennifer Lawrence has taken part in a new voting advert, criticising “cheating” Republicans in a “radical wing” of the GOP. The advert was created by non-profit organisation RepresentUs, who work to ensure state and local laws around voting in the United States are made in accordance with the American Anti-Corruption Act. “Whatever your personal politics […]

Leading figures from within the nightlife industry have spoken of their disappointment, after Boris Johnson confirmed that England’s so-called “Freedom Day” will not take place on June 21. The Prime Minister confirmed this evening (June 14) that the date to drop all coronavirus restrictions will be delayed until July 19 in light of the spread […]

The Strokes were joined by some very big names for their fundraising concert in support of New York mayoral candidate Maya Wiley last night (June 12). The band took to the stage at the Irving Plaza for a show that journeyed through their back catalogue, with all proceeds from the gig going to support Wiley […]

Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, has described K-pop as a “vicious cancer” corrupting the young people he governs. On Friday (June 11), The New York Times reported that the politician has declared a new culture war to halt the spread and influence of South Korean movies, K-dramas and K-pop videos to his citizens through a secretive […]

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has vowed to challenge the UK government if the remaining coronavirus restrictions are not lifted on the provisional date of June 21. The government will announce their decision on Monday (June 14), but it is feared that raising coronavirus cases and new variants could cause a delay to England’s […]

Billie Eilish and Katy Perry are among the star names to have signed a UNICEF open letter which is urging the Group of Seven (G7) countries to donate coronavirus vaccines to the global vaccine equity initiative COVAX. The G7 – whose core members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US – […]