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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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The Auto Industry Has Borrowed An Absurd Amount Of Money To Get Through COVID

Automakers have borrowed a ton of money to get through the pandemic, FCA and GM salaried employees are getting their full paychecks, FCA and Mazda are struggling, and the UK is discussing EV mandates. All that and more in The Morning Shift for July 31, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Auto Industry Has Borrowed An Absurd Amount Of Money To Get Through COVID

Automakers have borrowed a ton of money to get through the pandemic, FCA and GM salaried employees are getting their full paychecks, FCA and Mazda are struggling, and the UK is discussing EV mandates. All that and more in The Morning Shift for July 31, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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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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Carl Cox says, ‘illegal parties are basically done out of frustration’

Following a series of illegal raves in the UK, Carl Cox has given his perspective on the transpiring events. As parties across the country have been shut down, some have led to dangerous consequences, including two Manchester raves that resulted in one fatality, three stabbings, and a sexual assault. The famed DJ has attributed the […]

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Glastonbury could face bankruptcy as festival’s 2021 fate remains uncertain

With the lights turned out on Glastonbury 2020 and growing uncertainty regarding next year’s festival season, organizers Michael and Emily Eavis worry that the iconic UK festival could face bankruptcy. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Michael Eavis bluntly stated, “[2021] has to happen for us, we have to carry on. Otherwise it will […]

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Calvin Harris’ ‘Giant’ was the UK’s most played song in 2019

The most streamed song in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019 belonged to Calvin Harris, according to data from licensing company, PPL, which tracks radio broadcast and TV station activity. New figures recently released by PPL indicate that Harris’ collaboration with Rag’n’Bone Man, “Giant,” had the heaviest rotation in the UK, followed by Mark Ronson‘s […]

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Leaked government documents reveal UK nightclubs could reopen with strict ‘entry requirements’

As the summer months near, COVID-19 restrictions around the world have begun to relax. Every country has had their own response to restriction lifts, and the United Kingdom is the latest to consider what a “phase two” of reopenings might look like for the country. A new set of leaked government documents outline the country’s […]

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European countries plan to re-open for tourism—won’t invite Sweden or UK due to high coronavirus stats

After battling COVID-19 for the majority of the spring, European countries like Spain, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway are on the verge of allowing tourists again. However, countries that are yet to effectively control the disease, such a the UK and Sweden, may not be getting the invite. Spain is set to re-open for tourism […]

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Calvin Harris is lone DJ on Sunday Times Rich List

In retrospect, Calvin Harris‘ 2014 Motion inclusion, “Dollar Signs,” now seems a sort of sonic foreshadowing for the producer, who has been named the 16th wealthiest artist in the United Kingdom (UK) by the Sunday Times Rich List. An accounting of the 1,000 most affluent in Britain across industries, the 2019 roster of the UK’s […]

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Touring artists from the EU will now need work visas to visit UK

Brexit‘s ripple effects have already catalyzed a foreseeably large change in the European music industry with new visa rulings. According to a policy paper from Britain’s governmental Home Office, all touring artists from the European Union will now need visas to perform in the country. The policy will kick in at the top of 2021, […]

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Creamfields drops massive first phase 2020 lineup: Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Pendulum featured

Creamfields always delivers, and 2020 is going to be no different, as the festival’s first wave of artist announcements arrives. Previously announced headliner, Calvin Harris, who holds the slot on back-to-back years, is now joined by a host of electronic talent including Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, deadmau5, Gorgon City, MK, […]

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Creamfields drops massive first phase 2020 lineup: Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Pendulum featured

Creamfields always delivers, and 2020 is going to be no different, as the festival’s first wave of artist announcements arrives. Previously announced headliner, Calvin Harris, who holds the slot on back-to-back years, is now joined by a host of electronic talent including Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, deadmau5, Gorgon City, MK, […]

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Creamfields to host Calvin Harris as headliner for 2nd year in a row

It looks like Creamfields has pieced together another robust artist acumen for 2020, having previously announced The Chainsmokers headliners, and now confirming Calvin Harris to return for a sequel to his appearance at the UK stalwart event last year. Calvin came through with a danceable vengance in 2019, drawing in one of the largest crowds […]

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Creamfields to host Calvin Harris as headliner for 2nd year in a row

It looks like Creamfields has pieced together another robust artist acumen for 2020, having previously announced The Chainsmokers headliners, and now confirming Calvin Harris to return for a sequel to his appearance at the UK stalwart event last year. Calvin came through with a danceable vengance in 2019, drawing in one of the largest crowds […]

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What a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Actually Means

On Wednesday, the Queen agreed to the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend the current Parliament session, just ahead of the Brexit deadline. According to Johnson, it has nothing to do with the UK’s exit from the European Union, but critics are pointing out that the timing will certainly work out in…Read more… […]

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Brits Are Pissed About Mercedes-Benz Tracking Down Customer Cars For Repossession: Report

British publication The Sun, a sometimes terrible and occasionally entertaining tabloid across the pond, is reporting that concerns are boiling among human rights groups, former government ministers, and some legal experts about Mercedes-Benz using vehicle location data to track down customers who default on their…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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