Ministry of Sound have announced a fundraiser for Steve Laviniere of Bobby & Steve.
The English DJ and producer recently suffered a rare brain injury called acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis after contracting COVID-19 in March 2020. The diagnosis has caused a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness, leaving Laviniere unable to communicate or move his body.
Glastonbury’s two-day September festival, Equinox, will not go ahead, according to an announcement by organiser Emily Eavis.
The news will come as a blow to audiences who had been eyeing up the proposed dates as a replacement for the festival-proper, which had to postpone for a second year running in 2021 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Chicago house legend Paul Johnson is in an intensive care unit (ICU) after becoming infected with Covid-19.
491 nightclubs have shut permanently in England in the past six years.
According to figures given to Radio 1 Newsbeat by UK Hospitality, a quarter of all clubs in the country have closed since 2015. Records indicate there were 1,694 clubs in England in 2015 and 1,203 in February this year.
Houghton Festival has been cancelled.
In a statement posted on social media, organisers of the annual festival - which was due to return to Houghton Hall in Norfolk next month - said they have had no choice but to postpone the festival for the third year in a row. They cite issues with the UK government's track and trace system and, more generally, the lack of a clear COVID-19 road map. You can read the festival's statement below.
An outdoor music festival that took place in the Netherlands earlier in July has shocked Government officials after 1,000 coronavirus infections were linked to the event despite it requiring a “test for entry".
The Verknipt festival took place across two days in Utrecht and was attended by around 20,000 people. Everyone who attended the event had to show a QR code that demonstrated that they were vaccinated, had recently recovered from COVID-19, or had a negative COVID-19 test.
Music running at over 120 BPM has been banned in South Korean gyms for two weeks over fears that fast beats could encourage more rigorous workouts, in turn increasing the transmission of COVID-19.
57% of people say music helped them cope through lockdown, a new study by UK Music has found, with 42% listening to more during the crisis than they previously did.
Ocio de Ibiza has proposed a ban on DJs that perform at illegal parties in villas and other private locations, which "are becoming more and more professionalised."
The organisation — which represents the interests of clubs, venues, and other nightlife businesses on the island — made the suggestion that these DJs be banned from playing established venues in a meeting last week. The lack of regulatory powers to close down gatherings has led to the idea that the industry itself should take action.