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Keep up to date with the latest event industry news in light of COVID-19 and the everchanging rules and regulations. 

#WeMakeEvents, the campaign to amplify the voice of the live events supply chain, has now raised over £500,000 through fundraising efforts over the last 18 months
Nothing But Thieves, Courteeners and Blossoms perform live. CREDIT: Getty
Y Not Festival has announced the line-up for its 2022 event, with Courteeners, Blossoms and Nothing But Thieves set to headline.
Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms. CREDIT: Getty Images
Neighbourhood Weekender has announced the line-up for its 2022 event, with Courteeners, Kasabian and Blossoms set to headline.
The vaccination centre operational at the Lindley Hall, Westminster, has now closed having delivered 30,326 jabs to four healthcare trusts in the local community.
Pupils started going back to school in Wales early in September - and cases among under 16s have now shown a rise
A spike in rates of Covid-19 in the under-16s is driving the latest overall rise in cases in Wales, figures from Public Health Wales (PHW) suggest.
Slam Dunk Festival 2021. CREDIT: Getty
The dual event – held at Temple Newsam, Leeds and Hatfield Park, Hertfordshire – returned earlier this month after its 2020 edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Pixies, 2020. Credit: Press
The band were set to top the bill at the festival’s 2020 edition before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.
A day later than expected, the Government has announcement that the long-awaited Live Events Reinsurance Scheme has launched today, 22 September.
Pan-European live promoter FKP Scorpio has announced that Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon is the first headliner of Meadowlands Festival, a new event series at Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment.
The Eden Project has hosted the Royal Family, G7 leaders and six live concerts in recent months
Eden Project staff are being given a fully paid week off as a "thank you" after an "unusual 18 months".
A group representing nightclubs is to launch a legal challenge to the Scottish government's plans for vaccine passports.
Isle Of Wight Festival 2021. Credit: Dylan Roberts.
After holding its delayed 2021 edition this weekend (September 17-19), the Isle Of Wight Festival has announced dates and ticket details for its 2022 festival
A gig at Cardiff Castle. Credit: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns.
COVID passports are to be required for gigs and nightclubs in Wales from next month, the country’s First Minister has announced.
Twiddle perform at Los Angeles nightclub the Troubador. Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Los Angeles has announced an order requiring all patrons and staff at indoor bars, nightclubs, lounges, wineries and breweries to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
A large-scale stage production will mark the beginning of the Birmingham 2022 Festival – a six month series of activity designed by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games organisers
MVT, which represents more than 900 UK grassroots music venues, has announcing details of Venues Day Live and Venues Day Online
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Independent venue owner and operator Electric Group (EG) said it will spend £1.5 million overhauling the former O2 Newcastle Academy
Anne Webb, 85, from Treorchy, is believed to be the first care home resident in the UK to receive a booster jab
Care home residents in Wales have started receiving their Covid-19 booster vaccinations.
The ongoing saga of whether vaccine passports will be required to enter nightclubs and large events has taken yet another turn
The new culture secretary Nadine Dorries has confirmed that the increase in VAT on live event tickets from 5% to 12.5% will go ahead in October.
ENNY / Priya Ragu (Picture: Press)
The Brighton-based new music showcase was forced to cancel both its 2020 and 2021 editions due to the coronavirus pandemic
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a press conference in the Downing Street Briefing Room on September 14, 2021 in London, England. Credit: Richard Pohle - WPA Pool/Getty Images.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has laid out his winter COVID plan, including a potential ‘plan B’ for vaccine passports at large events.
Newly appointed Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries departs Downing Street on September 15, 2021 in London, England. Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images.
The music and entertainment world has been reacting to Nadine Dorries becoming the UK’s new culture secretary.
Tomorrowland Winter (Picture: Press)
The electronic dance music-focused festival, which is usually held in Belgium, was forced to cancel both its 2020 and 2021 editions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Skiddle will hand out £50,000 of bursaries to kickstart the events industry, as part of a new ongoing partnership with the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).
Organisers have announced the first details of the Birmingham 2022 Festival – a six month celebration which will spotlight creativity and culture in the West Midlands.
Leeds Digital Festival will return this year from 20 September to 1 October. The event has been endorsed by the UK Government as an ‘important agenda setting event’.
James Blunt, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Suggs from Madness will play at the festival
Henley Festival, which was rescheduled twice because of the coronavirus pandemic, is getting under way.
'No evidence' of spike in cases after TRNSMT
There has been no evidence that recent major events including the TRNSMT festival have sparked a spike in Covid cases, the national clinical director has said.
Band Duran Duran are headlining the Isle of Wight Festival
Attending the Isle of Wight Festival will be safer than going to the supermarket, its organiser has said.
Grammy nominee Michael Kiwanuka has already been confirmed to be perfoming in 2022
Organisers of one of Wales' largest festivals said they were "thrilled" to have sold out their 20th anniversary event - 11 months before it kicks off.
Michael Kiwanuka performs as part of the Glastonbury Festival Global Livestream “Live at Worthy Farm” at Worthy Farm, Pilton on May 16, 2021 in Glastonbury, England. Credit: Anna Barclay for Glastonbury Festival via Getty Images.
Green Man have announced details of their 20th anniversary festival, revealing Michael Kiwanuka as their first headliner for 2022.
Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. CREDIT: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic
Next year’s event, which will expand to a 10-day festival instead of the usual five, will see the US indie rock legends take to the stage on Friday, July 8.
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TRNSMT Festival has announced its dates and first acts for 2022, with The Strokes, Lewis Capaldi and Foals all set to head to Glasgow next summer.
The nurses recently arrived in Gloucestershire
"Experienced" foreign nurses have been recruited to help plug NHS staffing shortages across Gloucestershire.
It's been seven months since night clubs in the UK turned off the music, shut down the lights and closed their doors.
Music fans at TRNSMT Festival 2021 Credit: Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns
TRNSMT Festival 2021 was forced to close its King Tut’s stage due to huge crowds which resulted in one member of the audience being stretchered away.
Nicola Sturgeon. CREDIT: Russell Cheyne - Pool/Getty Images
The Scottish government has announced that it will go ahead with the implementation of coronavirus vaccine passports as a requirement for entry into nightclubs in Scotland.
XOYO in London, July 2019. CREDIT: Ollie Millington/Getty Images
The UK government’s plans to introduce coronavirus vaccine passports in order to gain entry into nightclubs and large events in England has now been scrapped.
There has been a concerted push to get young people vaccinated
Walk-in clinics have been set up in universities and further education colleges in a bid to get more students vaccinated against Covid-19.
Scotland's vaccine passport scheme may feature spot checks for large scale events such as football matches.
The Isle of Wight Festival did not take place in 2020
Isle of Wight Festival goers are being urged to "look after each other" by the island's health boss.
People queues for vaccines outside the Limelight on Saturday morning
People queued from early on Saturday at one of Belfast's best known-music venues, as the vaccination programme continues to target the young.
The Scottish government has approved the implementation of vaccine passports as a condition of nightclub entry.
The Scottish government has approved the implementation of vaccine passports as a condition of nightclub entry.
Olly Murs will take centre stage at Bedford Park on Friday night
Rearranging a four-day series of concerts has been like putting "the pieces of a jigsaw together", a promoter has said.
The "bad news" will be burned as part of the Pyre Parade
People are invited to post "bad news from the last year" and watch it go up in flames as part of an arts festival.
The UK medicines regulator has approved the use of Pfizer and AstraZeneca as Covid booster vaccines, paving the way for a rollout ahead of the winter.
TRNSMT was cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic
Up to 50,000 people are descending on Glasgow Green for the first day of the TRNSMT festival.
The Streets’ Mike Skinner CREDIT: Gina Wetzler/Redferns
NASS Festival has announced that its 2021 event will not be going ahead, with organisers worried about changing COVID-19 restrictions.
Duran Duran / Kylie Minogue (Picture: Getty)
Duran Duran and Kylie Minogue have been announced as the headliners of the London leg of Global Citizen Live 2021.

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