The Night Time Industries Assocation (NTIA) has warned that millions of party go-ers are expected to attend illegal events during the New Year period.
The NTIA, who last month accused the UK government of destroying the entertainment sector with new regulations, estimates that around 5,000 illegal parties will take place following the enforced closure of parbs and bars at 11PM on New Year's Eve.
Major UK music festivals including Glastonbury may be prevented from taking place in 2021 unless their insurance is underwritten due to COVID-19, MPs warned in parliament yesterday.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Julian Knight, Conservative chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said: “The UK is the leader in the world in terms of music and arts festivals. The sector is worth £12 billion and supports many thousands of highly-skilled jobs as well as the financial lifeblood of the nation’s musicians.
The Heritage Orchestra will perform a dance classics livestream this month.
After cancelling this year's five-date tour due to coronavirus, The Heritage Orchestra, conducted by Jules Buckley, will join forces with Pete Tong once again for a live stream this month.
It'll mark the first event at London's O2 arena since closing to the public in March this year, and the performance will comprise of the epic Ibiza Classics - a new concept from Pete Tong.
Pa Salieu has announced his first headline tour.
The Coventry-based, Gambia-raised MC won over tastemakers from Benji B to Annie Mac when he exploded onto the scene in 2019 with tracks like 'Dem A Lie' and 'Frontline', and earlier this year released new single and video, 'My Family', alongside Backroad Gee.
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has accused the UK government of intentionally destroying the live music and entertainment sector with new regulations.
Last week, the UK government announced new lockdown plans for the coming months, including a stricter tier system across the country, as well as confirming the new measures will remain in place until March - marking one year since businesses and workplaces were shuttered due to coronavirus.
The Music Venue Trust (MVT) has called the new UK coronavirus restrictions for grassroots venues "inconsistent and illogical" in a new statement.
Yesterday, the UK government announced new lockdown plans for the coming months, including a stricter tier system across the country, as well as confirming the new measures will remain in place until March - marking one year since businesses and workplaces were shuttered due to coronavirus.
An investigation has been launched after a woman was attacked by a police dog at an illegal rave last month.
On Halloween, a number of illegal parties were stopped across the UK, including an event where 700 people had gathered at a Bristol warehouse rave that began around 10:30PM Saturday night and continued through to Sunday afternoon, 1st November.
Vinyl is on track to hit a three-decade high in sales in the UK this year.
In September, it was announced that vinyl records had outsold CDs in the US for first time in over 30 years during the first half of 2020. In total, the Recording Industry Association of America reported $232million sales of vinyl music between January and June of this year, compared with just $144million CD sales.
The soundtrack has been released for a new film about grime and UK rap, Against All Odds.
Centered around the story of MC Active, an artist trying to make it in the early '00s grime scene, the film documents his ambitions as well as his struggles, and is the first project to be released by the newly-launched Motown Records UK.