Wildlife experts have warned that noise pollution is killing wildlife in the jungles of Quintana Roo, Mexico, citing ecotourism, sporting events, and the region's abundance of electronic music parties and festivals, largely centred on Tulum, as the main causes.
The UK Government has confirmed that it will press on with plans to introduce vaccine passports as a requirement for entry to clubs in England starting next month.
Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said the Government would not U-turn on the plan as has been recently speculated, and that the plans will definitely go ahead as of 1st October.
"We set out broadly our intention to require vaccination for nightclubs and some other settings," Johnson's spokesperson said this week. "We will be coming forward in the coming weeks with detail for that."
Berlin clubs could reopen indoors this weekend for those who have received both doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccination or have recently recovered from the illness (and therefore have natural antibodies), according to the city's Clubcommission.
More than 1,000 attendees of this year's Latitude Festival have tested positive for COVID-19.
UK Home Secretary Priti Patel used false data about the number of illegal raves taking place to justify increased police powers during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a new report by Mixmag.
The revelations date back to 28th August 2020, when Patel introduced new legislation to bolster the ability of police forces to combat crime, citing a need to curb Unlicensed Music Events (UMEs) in a bid to cut transmission of COVID-19 and safeguard public health.
Almost 5,000 cases of coronavirus have reportedly been linked to this month's edition of Boardmasters Festival in Newquay.
Health officials say that 4,700 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have reported that they had attended the festival, or had connections to people who had attended it. The event, which took place from 11th-15th August, has a capacity of around 50,000 people in total.
Around three-quarters of those who tested positive for COVID-19 are aged 16-21 and about 800 live in the county, according to figures shared by the local health authority.
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.