COVID Event News & Updates
Keep up to date with the latest event industry news in light of COVID-19 and the everchanging rules and regulations.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state’s music venues will be able to open back up at 33 per cent capacity from early next month.
Texas and Mississippi have courted controversy after both US states confirmed plans to lift their mask mandates and increase the capacity of all buildings to 100 per cent.
The Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) provided a vital lifeline for many event organisers and suppliers. Here, recipients of the funding explain how they have used the money and what it means for them and their business…
What operational and legal challenges will the events industry face in 2021 as we emerge from the pandemic? Read on, as Simon Garrett, managing director of X-Venture Global Risk Solutions, discusses the question…
Promoter Weird Science said it is moving MADE Festival to new venue Sandwell Valley Country Park this summer, where it will have a 20,000 capacity.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to announce an extension of the furlough programme by five months until the end of September, while extending parallel support for the self-employed.
Isle of Wight Festival chief John Giddings has told Access that the artist line-up will primarily be made up of UK acts and it will run with the audience capacity reduced by 5,000 to 50,000.
Despite the continuing challenges facing the meetings industry, Glasgow Convention Bureau reports the city has secured 28 new conferences
The All-Party Parliamentary Groups for Events and Sports have jointly written to the secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden MP
Business meetings and events budgets are not expected to return to pre-Covid-19 levels until at least 2023, according to the latest research by the Meetings Industry Association (mia).
An all-day launch, a street art festival and a "poignant" puppet walk have been announced as major events during Coventry City of Culture.
Appleby Horse Fair was to be held in June but the government's timetable for easing limits on social contact would have prohibited it, organisers said.
Artists from 41 countries will appear live at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands under plans set out by the event's organisers.
Oliver Dowden, the secretary of state for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF), which has provided grants to events operators and venues, will be increased by £300m from £1.57bn to £1.87bn in tomorrow’s Budget.
The British Music Embassy has announced its 35-act lineup for annual conference and festival event South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.
Events management solution, VenuIQ, has launched the SafeWatch, a wearable tech solution that aims to help guarantee Covid-secure conferences and events.
With many festivals re-scheduled and/or sold out, the industry’s call for a Government-backed insurance scheme have increased in volume.
Depeche Mode, The Chemical Brothers and Frank Turner are among many UK artists who have leant their weight to the call for a Government-backed cancellation insurance scheme.
Live Nation has sold nearly 200,000 tickets to UK festivals this week since the government set out the roadmap out of the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
The Government is to investigate why Local Authorities have failed to release almost £1.6bn worth of grants to businesses, the Events Industry Alliance (EIA) has said.
Independent festivals could be forced to cancel their 2021 events if they don’t get Government-backed insurance and VAT intervention by the end of March.
Julian Knight has urged chancellor Rishi Sunak to announce support in the 3 March budget announcement to encourage more festivals to go ahead this summer.
The Cheltenham event, which is scheduled for July 7-10, revealed a line-up including Jimmy Eat World, Dinosaur Pile-Up and Creeper last September
Hubilo, the global virtual and hybrid events platform, has announced a £17 million Series A investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Balderton Capital
An exhibition services supplier has reported it has confirmed a full roster of work for September, and that there is now active interest for services in July and August.
Sacha Lord couldn't believe his ears when, on Monday, Boris Johnson mentioned nightclubs as he set out the roadmap for ending the Covid-19 lockdown in England.
Field Day (cap. 25,000) co-founder Marcus Wheedon said he is pressing ahead with the postponed launch of new one-day festival Wide Awake on 3 September at London’s Brockwell Park.
Black Deer Festival co-founder Gill Tee has told Access that ticket sales for the event have taken off and there has been an overwhelmingly positive response from fans and the event professionals