Chicago's Lollapalooza festival is offering 1,200 free tickets to those who get vaccinated in the city in the coming weeks.
The initiative has been set up to help boost vaccine uptake in the city as the US emerges from widespread lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival is scheduled to go ahead from July 29th to August 1st, after almost all coronavirus restrictions are lifted in Chicago.
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has renewed its call for an urgent intervention from the UK government for festivals this summer after the easing of coronavirus restrictions was delayed by a month.
With the UK government today (June 14th) expected to announce a delay by four weeks of the relaxation of social distancing measures, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has warned this could have stark consequences for the UK's nightlife industry without greater targeted support.
According to a survey of the NTIA's member businesses, one in four businesses will not survive longer than a month without more support and 50% will not survive longer than two months without such help.
Most existing coronavirus restriction will remain in place in England for another four weeks after the planned June 21st unlocking, according to government sources.
The BBC has been told that senior ministers have signed off on plans to delay the full easing of social distancing measures, which means capacity limits on clubs, bars, pubs, sporting events and various hospitality destinations will likely remain in place until late July.
London collective Daytimers have teamed up with Stamp The Wax to release a compilation to aid the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts in India.
The compilation is made up of tracks from artists of South Asian heritage, and all proceeds from the sale of the release will be distributed between several trusted charities working to help those currently in need in India.
With rumours gathering pace that the UK government may delay the full relaxation of social distancing measures currently planned for June 21st, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has issued a warning that any such decision will be "catastrophic" for the hospitality and night-time sectors.
Ibiza's club pilot event will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel on Friday 25th June, it has been confirmed.
The venue's flagship party, Children of the 80s, will welcome 2000 of the island's key workers for a session aimed at testing COVID-19 protocols within nightlife and music settings ahead of clubs being allowed to return en masse.
New York's Central Park will host a 60,000 capacity concert to mark the return of events to the city.
Big Apple mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement, suggesting a potential date of 21st August was realistic and giving the gig a catchy working title, 'The Official NYC Homecoming Concert in Central Park'.
The June reopening date for clubs in England is reportedly set to be delayed.
Back in February, the UK Government outlined its roadmap for lifting the coronavirus lockdown in line with the ongoing vaccine rollout. It was announced that on 21st June, all restrictions on social contact would be lifted, meaning that nightclubs across the country could open their doors for the first time since the beginning of lockdown in March 2020.
Nightclubs in Spain have been allowed to reopen on a regional basis following a vote by the country's Interterritorial Health Council earlier this week.