More than a third of UK music industry workers lost their jobs last year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the shutdown of clubs and music venues, as well as the cancellation of festivals, across the nation.
Around 69,000 jobs were lost in total, while the shutdown also wiped billions off the value of the UK music sector, almost halving it in one year, as per a report shared by UK Music.
A new health directive from the Los Angeles City Council will soon mean that patrons must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at nightclubs, indoor bars, wineries, breweries and similar spaces in the area.
The new rule will come into place from 4th November, and was passed by officials on a vote of 11-2. According to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, this initiative will initially require patrons and workers to have had at least one vaccination dose by 7th October, and then to be fully vaccinated at the start of the following month.
Italy's progressive easing of COVID-19 restrictions sees nightclubs and bars in the country take a further step back towards normality from this week.
From today (11th October), clubs will be allowed to operate at a capacity of 50% for indoor events, while outdoor events will be able to go ahead at 75% of normal capacity.
The easing of restrictions on clubs in the country is in line with a return for a number of cultural and leisure activities, which also now allows cinemas, theatres and concert venues to fill all of their seats, scrapping the current limit of 50%.
Barcelona's indoor venues are looking set to reopen this weekend.
A week on from the news that Ibiza clubs will be allowed to reopen from the same date, indoor nightclubs in Catalonia are expected to make a return from 8th October. The Catalan government is reportedly still finalising details, but venues that can host over 10,000 guests will now be permitted to operate at 60% of their capacity.
The UK Government's long-anticipated UK Live Events Reinsurance Scheme opened to events organisers last week as a means to cover the events industry should new lockdowns or COVID-19 restrictions force mass cancellations.
DJ Mag is offering one lucky winner the chance to win a trip to Amsterdam to meet 2021’s No.1 DJ backstage.
Now in year five of a long-term partnership, Top 100 DJs has raised more than £80,000 for Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation. With this money, Unicef has been able to provide enough life-saving vaccines to protect more than one million children worldwide.
The wait is finally over: Berghain is reopening this weekend.
The legendary Berlin club's first club night since March 2020 takes place on Saturday 2nd October with b2bs from Ben Klock and Marcel Dettman, Tama Sumo and Lakuti, and Massimiliano Pagliara and nd_baumecker, as well as Cormac, rRoxymore, Steffi and more.
Ibiza clubs may be allowed to reopen from next month.
According to a new report from Majorca Daily Bulletin, The Nightlife Employer’s Association, Abone, is hoping that clubs and other venues in the Balearic Islands will be allowed to reopen their doors from October following positive meetings with the Balearic government.
A vaccine pass or a negative COVID-19 test will be soon required for entry into Welsh nightclubs.
From 11th October, clubs in the country will only permit access to those with an NHS COVID Pass, confirming proof of vaccination or a negative later flow test within the last 48 hours.