Government plans in England to allow only fully vaccinated patrons into nightclubs and large music venues have been criticized as a “hammer blow” for the country’s struggling live and night-time industries as they seek to rebuild.
The 2021 edition of Australia’s Bigsound conference and showcase event has been canceled due to the lockdown measures currently in place across the country.
The iconic musician noted that artists like him “can afford to go to Europe,” but for younger or lesser-known artists, who have already been struggling following the shutdown of the touring industry due to the pandemic, the system is actively working against them.
Tomorrowland raised the white flag on its two-weekend dance music event, saying it will not take place in 2021 after local authorities denied a permit.
After some encouraging signs that Belgian dance mega-festival Tomorrowland would move forward with its 2021 event, hopes were dashed today with the announcement that local government officials will not allow the festival to happen.
Australia’s popular mid-winter festival Splendour in the Grass will go digital next month, with a two-day virtual event featuring performances from Khalid, CHVRCHES, The Killers, Charlie XCX and many more.
The 2021 edition of Roskilde Festival, one of Europe’s premier summer music fests, has been scrapped due to the health crisis.
Nick Weaver, co-founder, co-songwriter and guitarist with Sydney-based psychedelic indie outfit Deep Sea Arcade, has died after a battle with bowel cancer. He was 37.
The 2021 Helpmann Awards, the Australian live industry’s premier awards ceremony, have been canceled due to the health crisis.