Large music festivals have increased the number of coronavirus cases in Catalonia, according to a study by the Catalan health department.
Irish DJ Sunil Sharpe has penned an open letter to senior Irish politicians about what he describes as a neglect of the events industry.
Sharpe, a campaigner for change in licensing rules and other matters surrounding Ireland's nighttime industry as part of the group Give Us The Night, has addressed the letter to Micheál Martin, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland; Leo Varadkar, the deputy prime minister and minister for enterprise, trade and employment; and Catherine Martin, the minister for tourism, culture, arts, Gaeltacht, sport and media.
Carl Cox has urged fans to get vaccinated against coronavirus in a new interview.
Following the announcement last month that proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for entry into nightclubs in England from the end of September, Carl Cox has appeared in an NHS video to discuss the importance of vaccination and how it supports the UK's nightlife sector.
The UK Government has announced that UK festivals are set to be covered by £750 million insurance scheme.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Live Events Reinsurance scheme, which is a partnership with Lloyd's bank, earlier this week. Speaking about the new scheme, the Treasury said: "This scheme will support live events across the UK that are open to the general public. It will cover costs incurred in the event of cancellation due to the event being legally unable to happen due to government Covid restrictions.”
Berlin venue Arena is hosting three vaccination parties next week.
The parties are scheduled for 9th, 11th and 13th August, and will include sets from a number of Berlin-based DJs, such as Nick Höppner, Tama Sumo, Hennig Baer and Sammy Dee. Arena, a large, multi-room space, has been in use as a vaccination centre since December.
Illegal parties and gatherings in Ibiza will be infiltrated by foreign "detectives" in a bid to tackle rising cases of Covid-19.
Spanish officials have announced that nationals from other countries aged between 30 and 40 will be employed to locate clandestine events taking place on the island. The decision has been made following two weeks of worrying infection figures which have seen cases rise to 1,814 per 100,000 people.
Berlin's Senate Department for Culture and Europe is launching a trial initiative to test the viability of allowing indoor club events to start up again in the city.
People who were fully vaccinated in the EU or US will no longer need to isolate when coming to England, Scotland and Wales from an amber list country.
The rule change will come into effect from 4am BST on Monday, 2nd August. Only people who received both of their jabs in the UK can avoid quarantine when arriving from amber list countries, except France, under the current rules. A 10-day quarantine was required otherwise.
Field Maneuvers, originally due to take place in early September, has postponed its next edition to 2022.
Organisers of the festival cited both financial and health concerns as reasons for the festival's postponement, referring to the possibility of a government U-turn on COVID-19 restrictions forcing them to have to cancel at a later date and incur large costs that could not be recouped.
Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test is set to become mandatory for clubs in France.
Following similar changes made in countries including England, where proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 will be required for entry into nightclubs from the end of September, France's senate has voted to introduce "health passes" for entry into venues such as cinemas and nightclubs with immediate effect.