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.
The Public Accounts Committee is calling on the Government to support festivals, which face a “survival threat” without Government-backed insurance
Download Festival has shared a selection of official footage from last weekend’s test event, which saw 10,000 rock fans returning to Donington Park as part of official government research into the safe return of live music.
Greenpeace have said that they’ve taken “a big financial hit” after Glastonbury‘s 2020 and 2021 editions were both cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
A leaked internal economic impact assessment produced by the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) suggests the events industry will incur huge losses even if minimal Covid-19 restrictions remain in place beyond 19 July.
the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) has delivered its findings from an investigation into the impact on the outdoor events industry of the delay to Step 4 of the easing of the lockdown process.
DHP Family’s Nottingham event Splendour (cap. 25,000) and Beyond The Woods (3,000) in Lincolnshire are two of the latest music festivals to be cancelled
Not-for-profit marketing consortium London Tourism Cooperative (LTC) is hosting a three-day festival in the capital this weekend (25-27 June)
Uefa officials and fans visiting England for the Euro 2020 final without quarantining will be subject to restrictions, media minister John Whittingdale has said.
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cameron Mackintosh and the live music industry are taking legal action to force the government to hand over the results of its live event pilot scheme.
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called for the UK government to reopen Night Time Economy businesses on July 5 as anger mounts following the delay of the country’s roadmap.
Fortnite has partnered up with O2 and Universal Music to bring an interactive live music experience to fans in a week-long celebration.
This weekend’s Download pilot event is “100 per cent” evidence that festivals can go ahead this summer, according to organiser Melvin Benn.
The government has been accused of “pushing live music off a cliff-edge” and endangering the future of the industry by failing to publish the results of recent COVID event pilots or providing festivals with insurance.
Save Our Scene has announced a London rave in protest of the government’s perceived disregard for the live music industry throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
The one-day event, dubbed “the perfect antidote to male-heavy festival line-ups”, will take place at Great Portland Street’s 229 London venue.
The organiser of Timber Festival has confirmed that it will go ahead from July 2-4 at the National Forest and will operate within Step 3 restrictions.
West Midlands sector support organisation Culture Central has announced the launch of the West Midlands Music Board (WMMB) to foster the recovery and growth of the region’s music sector through ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and beyond lockdown.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has turned down a Government invitation to include his musical Cinderella in the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP)
The 27,000-capacity Kendal Calling festival has been cancelled after DCMS declined to make it part in the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP) pilot scheme.
Wembley Stadium will accomodate 75% of its 90,000 audience capacity for the semi-finals and final of the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2020 Championships
Superstruck Entertainment’s Truck festival (cap. 10,000) and some of Kilimanjaro’s (DEAG) recently acquired Let’s Rock (15,000) festival series have been cancelled within hours of the Government declining to provide a publication date of the Events Research Programme (ERP) report.
A couple who "live and breathe" Download Festival enjoyed a humanist wedding celebration there after meeting at the rock and metal event in 2008.
Festivals and freelancers in the cultural sector face "devastating consequences" unless the government offers more support, MPs have warned.
People aged 18 and over in England are being invited to book their first Covid-19 jab in what the NHS has described as a "watershed moment".