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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. 

Arlo Parks, Squid and Black Midi will all play Somerset House in July 2022. Credit: Getty Images.
The line-up for 2022’s Somerset House gig series in London has been announced, featuring Arlo Parks, Squid, Black Midi and more.
View at night of people waiting outside entrance to famous Berghain nightclub in Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany. CREDIT: Iain Masterton / Alamy Stock Photo
Germany has banned unvaccinated people from much of public life including attending gigs.
Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys; Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails; Lorde. CREDIT: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images; Han Myung-Gu/WireImage; Burak Cingi/Redferns
Arctic Monkeys, Nine Inch Nails, Lorde and more acts have been announced for the debut edition of Primavera Sound Los Angeles next year.
Matt McBrian of Bicep/ Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream. CREDIT: Getty
Wide Awake festival has announced its line-up for 2022 – see all the details below.
The One Love Festival – which was previously held in Kent will now take place at The Wiston Estate, Steyning between 12th – 14th August.
Nightclubs in France will be closing for at least four weeks to counter the rise in COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed on Monday.
Iconic Croatian-based soundsystem festival, Outlook, is heading to the UK for the first time in 2022.
Five cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been identified in the West Midlands region.
All New Yorkers will need to be vaccinated if they want to go to work, the city's mayor has announced.
Professor Green performs at Lavery’s, Belfast, Ireland. CREDIT: Getty Images for Guinness
Ireland’s prime minister Micheál Martin has announced a tightening of the country’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Six fans of ‘90s dance-pop legends Steps are confirmed to be among Scotland’s rising cases of the COVID-19 variant Omicron.
According to a new survey, 52 per cent of UK workplaces have decided not to hold a Christmas office party.
The one-day festival will take place on Saturday, May 28, and will feature over 100 acts featuring some of the biggest names in dance music.
Edinburgh festival Terminal V has announced its full line-up for April 16 and 17 2022.
A decision on whether to extend Covid passes to pubs and restaurants will be made at the "last minute", First Minister Mark Drakeford has said.
Wales could see "hundreds if not thousands more" cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant over Christmas and new year, the health minister has said.
People can now show evidence of a negative Covid test to get into clubs, concerts or large events in Scotland.
Headie One, Mabel, Mike Skinner of The Streets. CREDIT: Getty (various)
Headie One, The Streets and Mabel are among the first acts announced for NASS Festival’s 2022 edition. See the full line-up below.
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The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has initiated a new campaign to create Night Time Economy Advisor positions in every major UK city
The Charlatans and Wet Leg perform live. CREDIT: Getty
Isle Of Wight Festival has announced a new wave of acts for 2022, including The Charlatans, Wet Leg and The Kooks.
Reading Festival 2021. CREDIT: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images
Reading & Leeds has confirmed that the first line-up announcement for 2022 will come this week.
The independent organisers of 17,000-capacity Hertfordshire festival Standon Calling said the festival’s mainstage action will run for four days, for the first time, next year.
Community interest company Cand You CIC It?, which runs Independent Venue Week (IVW), has launched a new nationwide initiative that will work with grassroots music venues to run daytime education and community programs.
We Out Here Festival have announced the first set of performers for its 2022 event on Friday, last week.
Sum 41 and Dropkick Murphys. CREDIT: Getty Images
Sum 41 and Dropkick Murphys are among the names that have been added to the line-up for next year’s Slam Dunk Festival.
The UK’s official residency at SXSW, the British Music Embassy, is to return to the festival next year at a new venue.
Towersey Festival is to return full capacity at its new location of Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire on August Bank Holiday weekend next year, following a scaled-down one-off edition at the site in August.
There is no need to cancel events because of the new covid-19 variant, the health secretary Sajid Javid has reassured the public.
Venues have said they are enhancing their own safety procedures to maintain confidence in indoor events, after the government introduced new targeted measures to prevent the spread of Omicron variant.
Failte Ireland’s (National Tourism Development Authority) Meet in Ireland team has increased funding for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE), offering up to €100,000 (£85,100) per international event for applications received before December 2022. Failte Ireland aims for this support to assist international business events in the post-pandemic recovery.
RE—TEXTURED Festival will be returning in March 2022 and has announced a series of acts that will perform at Printworks on March 25 2022.
Fines of €100 (£85) will be imposed at monthly intervals from mid-January on those who refuse, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said.
Firefighters and soldiers could be called on to help NHS Wales to ramp up its Covid-19 vaccination programme to give boosters to people more quickly.
Up to 10,000 people could receive jabs in a single day at a venue on Sunday to help protect them against Covid-19.
Sajid Javid said people should consider measures such as taking Covid tests or wearing face masks when socialising.
Brendan Yates of Turnstile. Credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Boston Calling
Turnstile have been announced as the latest headliners for 2000trees festival’s 2022 edition – see the full line-up so far below.
Arctic Monkeys live at London's Royal Albert Hall. Credit: Jenn Five/NME.
The organisers of Spain’s Bilbao BBK Live have announced a brand new three day music festival called Cala Mijas.
Sam Fender, Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club and Blossoms Credit: Getty
Sam Fender, Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club, Blossoms and The Kooks have been announced for next year’s Truck Festival.
Over 30 pilot events took place over the course of a four-month period to determine the safety of large-scale gatherings post-COVID lockdown.
NTIA) has partnered with ordering and payment app Zapaygo to launch an Ask For Angela event attendee safeguarding feature within the app for use at venues across the sector.
TicketSellers and Eventree have promoted previous Sales Director, Rhys Cadogan, to the position of Commercial Director.
Popular Lake District music festival Kendal Calling is to return in 2022 with headliners including Stereophonics and The Streets
A new global music festival kicks off in the UK next month raising money for homeless charity Beats For Beds, which is set to head to Australia, Canada, and the US, amongst other European countries.
Covid-19 vaccine uptake in the Republic of Ireland "would have been much lower" without the vaccine passport scheme, an immunology expert has said.
Covid booster jabs are to be offered to all over-18s in the UK to help stop a potential wave of infections driven by the new variant Omicron.
People arriving in the UK from abroad will now also have to take a PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.
Lorde, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and Bicep's Matt McBrian CREDITS: NDZ/Star Max/GC Images/Getty
Lorde, Hot Chip, Bicep and more have been announced as part of the line-up for next year’s Forbidden Fruit festival in Dublin.
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Stereophonics, The Streets and Supergrass are set to headline Kendal Calling 2022 – see the full line-up for next summer’s festival below.
The Government said temporary and precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the new Covid-19 Omicron variant in the UK will come into force on Tuesday, 30 November.
The Government has published its final report from the Events Research Programme (ERP) in which it suggests outdoor unstructured ERP events, specifically festivals, posed the highest increased transmission risk from events examined as part of the programme.

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