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UK government postpones plan to bring back live music events

The UK government has delayed its plans to resume live music events. In July, government officials announced that the ban on outdoor music events would cease, and followed this news with a declaration that, starting August 1, indoor performances would be allowed with the understanding that strict social distancing measures were to be followed. Theater […]

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German experiment to assess efficacy of socially-distanced concerts

The people want concerts back, but in the middle of a pandemic, these close-quarters events can easily facilitate the spread of COVID-19. Creative solutions such as drive-in live music events and “rave in a box” concepts persist, and now, the federal states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt are funding an experiment to measure the effectiveness of […]

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Manchester to hold ‘Rave in a Box’ event series throughout August

As COVID-19 persists globally, creative live music solutions continue to evolve. First there were livestreams, then came drive-in raves. Now, residents of England will have the opportunity to attend a “Rave in a Box.” English promoters La Discothèque, the brains behind the new live music experience, recently announced their August Puffin Box event series. Hosted […]

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England Government to allow indoor concerts to resume in August

More good news is here for residents of England. The week of July 13, the government ended the COVID-19–related ban on outdoor music events. Now, in moving forward with stage four of the plan to resume music and culture industry events, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden tweeted that starting August 1, “Socially distanced audiences can […]

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UK government ends ban on outdoor music events

Summer 2020 can still be saved—if you happen to be a resident of the United Kingdom, that is. The UK government recently confirmed that starting July 11, outdoor festivals, gigs, and theatre events are allowed to resume if organizers adhere to preventive COVID-19 restrictions. In a press release, Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said outdoor events […]

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First socially distanced music venue to open in Newcastle

Virgin Money Unity Arena, to be situated at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, is poised to be the United Kingdom‘s first socially distanced music venue and will reportedly open in Newcastle, England in August. The organizers behind the transformation of Newcastle Racecourse into a guideline-abiding music space include the coordinators of This Is Tomorrow Festival, […]

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First socially distanced music venue to open in Newcastle

Virgin Money Unity Arena, to be situated at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, is poised to be the United Kingdom‘s first socially distanced music venue and will reportedly open in Newcastle, England in August. The organizers behind the transformation of Newcastle Racecourse into a guideline-abiding music space include the coordinators of This Is Tomorrow Festival, […]

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First socially distanced music venue to open in Newcastle

Virgin Money Unity Arena, to be situated at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, is poised to be the United Kingdom‘s first socially distanced music venue and will reportedly open in Newcastle, England in August. The organizers behind the transformation of Newcastle Racecourse into a guideline-abiding music space include the coordinators of This Is Tomorrow Festival, […]

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Socially distanced music festival to take place in Ireland next month

The organizers behind Stendhal Festival have shared plans for the first socially distanced music festival in the United Kingdom. Titled “Unlocked,” the North Ireland event series will take place from August 21 – 22 and 28 – 29, with three additional dates potentially in the pipeline. The festival will be subject to government policies as […]

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Australian clubs reopen without social distancing policies

Western Australia’s clubs, live music venues, bars, and restaurants have reopened to the public as the area enters phase four of its reopening plan amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a recent report, Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan will dial back on past restrictions, while continuing to implement “two-square-meter” policies, using that floor space […]

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Australian clubs reopen without social distancing policies

Western Australia’s clubs, live music venues, bars, and restaurants have reopened to the public as the area enters phase four of its reopening plan amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a recent report, Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan will dial back on past restrictions, while continuing to implement “two-square-meter” policies, using that floor space […]

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Australian clubs reopen without social distancing policies

Western Australia’s clubs, live music venues, bars, and restaurants have reopened to the public as the area enters phase four of its reopening plan amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to a recent report, Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan will dial back on past restrictions, while continuing to implement “two-square-meter” policies, using that floor space […]

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American Airlines Throws Out Social Distancing Measures During Pandemic

Although the U.S. is still in the middle of a raging coronavirus pandemic that is breaking records in states like Texas and Florida and getting us banned from visiting Europe, American Airlines has decided to throw out social distancing measures on its planes. The airline quietly announced on Friday that it will start …Read more… […]

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Switzerland loosens lockdown restrictions, clubs to re-open with limited capacities

Switzerland is the latest country to announce that it is simplifying and lifting most of their remaining restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. Currently gatherings of up to 300 are allowed and as parts of the restriction lift, gatherings of up to 1,000 people will soon be allowed. Large gatherings will only be […]

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Switzerland loosens lockdown restrictions, clubs to re-open with limited capacities

Switzerland is the latest country to announce that it is simplifying and lifting most of their remaining restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. Currently gatherings of up to 300 are allowed and as parts of the restriction lift, gatherings of up to 1,000 people will soon be allowed. Large gatherings will only be […]

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Switzerland loosens lockdown restrictions, clubs to re-open with limited capacities

Switzerland is the latest country to announce that it is simplifying and lifting most of their remaining restrictions introduced to combat the spread of COVID-19. Currently gatherings of up to 300 are allowed and as parts of the restriction lift, gatherings of up to 1,000 people will soon be allowed. Large gatherings will only be […]

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‘COVID-safe’ music venue, One Night Records, opening in London

As countries begin efforts to bring back a sense of normalcy, London will see its first socially distanced music venue with the opening of One Night Records. According to its website, One Night Records is “the world’s first immersive music venue,” where every night will have varied artists, genres, and experiences. The first event series […]

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