Large events with COVID-tested audiences are no riskier than shopping, according to the preliminary results of UK trials conducted at test events throughout the past month.
The report suggests that the risk of coronavirus transmission at maskless events is equal to visiting the high street or dining out, providing adequate ventilation and testing is in place.
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Three festivals that had been due to take place at Croatia's Garden Tisno resort this summer have been postponed.
Dimensions, Love International and Hospitality On The Beach were scheduled to happen in July. Dimensions has now, however, postponed to September 2nd-6th, while the other two will now take place in summer 2022.
The UK Government will not consider festival insurance until lockdown ends, according to culture secretary Oliver Dowden.
Speaking at a Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee meeting on 13th May, Dowden clarified the position, suggesting insurance support would only be considered as an option after Stage Four of easing lockdown restrictions on 21st June, at which point it would be clearer whether planned events can take place.
A 10,000 capacity, three-day camping festival pilot is being planned for the UK in mid-June, which will be used to determine the effectiveness of various COVID-19 protocols.
London collective Daytimers are organising their first live event in support of the ongoing COVID-19 relief effort in India.
The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has warned that 75% of the UK's nightlife businesses are facing a bankruptcy 'cliff edge' without rent support from the government.
India's Boxout FM online radio station will this weekend host a 48-hour fundraiser for the ongoing COVID-19 relief effort in India.
A lineup of artists from across the world will contribute mixes to the fundraiser, and all proceeds will be donated to GiveIndia, a not-for-profit organisation working to help COVID-19 patients, their families, and healthcare workers in the country right now.
Among the DJs and artists contributing exclusive sets to the station are Jacques Greene, Leon Vynehall, Bok Bok, Jubilee, Kindness, Coldcut, Daedelus, Nina Las Vegas, Truncate and Violet.
The organisers of Tomorrowland have issued an update on plans for this year's festival.
With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to be eased in Belgium, the team behind the festival is "hopeful" that the event may be able to go ahead later this year, having previously rescheduled the 2021 edition from the festival's usual July weekends to late August and the beginning of September.