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Ibiza reportedly working on a vaccine passport for the summer

Ibiza and the Spanish government are working with the EU to secure a vaccine passport for the coming months as travel seeks to return to normalcy. Reyes Maroto, Spain’s tourism minister, has reported that the vaccine passport will bring in an “element of safe mobility” once travel opens up again. He has assured that the […]

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In case you missed it: Loud Luxury bring the heat at an empty Echostage amid continued venue closures

Insomniac has joined forces with some of dance music’s most iconic venues amid COVID-19-related venue closures. These strategic, livestream-directed partnerships have allowed the events promotion company to bring fans live sets from their favorite artists with the same top-tier production quality that they would be treated to in an in-person setting. The difference? These performances […]

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In case you missed it: Loud Luxury bring the heat at an empty Echostage amid continued venue closures

Insomniac has joined forces with some of dance music’s most iconic venues amid COVID-19-related venue closures. These strategic, livestream-directed partnerships have allowed the events promotion company to bring fans live sets from their favorite artists with the same top-tier production quality that they would be treated to in an in-person setting. The difference? These performances […]

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England announces plans for nightclub and event reopenings starting June 21

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that nightclubs and festivals will be able to reopen starting June 21, giving UK citizens hope for a resume to normality over the summer. Johnson announced the decision as part of a comprehensive roadmap outlining England’s reopening plan, and the government also intends to give large events the go-ahead […]

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Ibiza bars and restaurants are set to reopen on March 5 ahead of tourist season

Ibiza bars and restaurants have clearance to open their doors beginning March 2 provided the space has an outdoor seating option. This news comes on the heels of a notable decline in COVID-19 cases in the region, which includes Ibiza, Mallorca, Formentera, and Menorca. Indoor spaces will be allowed to reopen beginning March 16 provided […]

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Ultra Music Festival officially cancels 2021 dates

For the second year in a row, Ultra Music Festival has been forced to cancel its dates. Generally seen as the commencement of festival season, Ultra’s 2021 cancellation effectively signals another gutted spring events circuit. Ticket holders were contacted by Ultra organizers to announce the cancellation, citing ongoing health concerns and COVID-19 protocols, as well […]

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New York announces rules for major venue reopenings

The building blocks for New York‘s live events return continue to be placed as Governor Cuomo prepares to allow areas and stadiums statewide to reopen at limited capacity, starting February 23. Both Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will resume hosting events on the date the rule goes into effect. On the new […]

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Movement Detroit 2021 is cancelled

Movement Detroit‘s 2021 iteration, rescheduled for May 29 – 31, has been cancelled due to continuing COVID-19 health concerns. Festival organizers formally announced the festival’s cancellation in a February 17, statement, writing, “We have been looking forward to reuniting with all of you on Memorial Day weekend, but the ongoing pandemic and state regulations have […]

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Movement Detroit 2021 is cancelled

Movement Detroit‘s 2021 iteration, rescheduled for May 29 – 31, has been cancelled due to continuing COVID-19 health concerns. The news follows Movement’s initial COVID-19-related postponement from September 11 – 13, 2020 to May 2021. Festival organizers formally announced the 2021 festival’s cancellation in a February 17 statement: “We have been looking forward to reuniting […]

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Dutch government shares plans to allow festivals to run this summer

After the announcement of an event cancellation fund by the Dutch government in late January, festivals are gearing up to make their return this summer. With a commencement date of July 1, the €300 million guarantee fund will insure events cancelled due to COVID-19, allowing organizers to plan for the second half of 2021 without […]

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A step towards live events’ return—New York gears up for statewide festival

As vaccination distribution continues along, the highly discussed return of live events becomes increasingly within the grasps of reality. After announcing that venues could possibly open as soon as February in New York, Governor Cuomo now delivers on his word as the state of New York prepares itself for a newly minted statewide festival. The […]

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Watch The Weeknd spare no detail during his unique Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime performance

The halftime show is an annual spectacle, and this year was no different. The Weeknd stood on one of the largest global stages in terms of viewership during his highly anticipated performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime show. Despite a strict COVID-19 protocols regarding who was allowed on the field, the latest halftime […]

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Watch The Weeknd spare no detail during his unique Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime performance

The halftime show is an annual spectacle, and this year was no different. The Weeknd stood on one of the largest global stages in terms of viewership during his highly anticipated performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl LV halftime show. Despite a strict COVID-19 protocols regarding who was allowed on the field, the latest halftime […]

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Elements Music & Arts Festival reveal 2021 lineup: Diplo, Chris Lake, Claude VonStroke, and more

Elements Music & Arts Festival have released the lineup for their 2021 iteration with artists such as Diplo, Chris Lake, Bonobo, Ganja White Night, and Claude VonStroke among other acts set to perform at the three-day music, arts, and camping event. Other artists included will be CloZee, Rusko, Bob Moses, and Yotto. The festival made […]

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Live Nation sues insurance company amidst company’s refusal to cover COVID-19 claims

Live Nation is suing their insurance company, Factory Mutual, for refusing to cover hundreds of millions of losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed in California federal court on January 29 as a result of the insurer refusing to honor their premium insurance policy, which specifically designates “communicable diseases” as a covered […]

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Live Nation sues insurance company amidst company’s refusal to cover COVID-19 claims

Live Nation is suing their insurance company, Factory Mutual, for refusing to cover hundreds of millions of losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed in California federal court on January 29 as a result of the insurer refusing to honor their premium insurance policy, which specifically designates “communicable diseases” as a covered […]

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Live Nation sues insurance company amidst company’s refusal to cover COVID-19 claims

Live Nation is suing their insurance company, Factory Mutual, for refusing to cover hundreds of millions of losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed in California federal court on January 29 as a result of the insurer refusing to honor their premium insurance policy, which specifically designates “communicable diseases” as a covered […]

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Europe’s music revenue plunges 76 percent amid COVID-19 pandemic

The continuous COVID-19 pandemic has decimated creative industries, and now, a study recently published by European Author Society GESAC is quantitatively illustrating just how devastating the financial ramifications can be for the music sector. Overall creative revenue in Europe was found to decrease from $783 billion in 2019 to $540 billion in 2020—a whopping 31% […]

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Europe’s music revenue plunges 76 percent amid COVID-19 pandemic

The continuous COVID-19 pandemic has decimated creative industries, and now, a study recently published by European Author Society GESAC is quantitatively illustrating just how devastating the financial ramifications can be for the music sector. Overall creative revenue in Europe was found to decrease from $783 billion in 2019 to $540 billion in 2020—a whopping 31% […]

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