Clubs and DJs have been 'left in the corner to rot', according to Faithless' Sister Bliss.
Painting a stark picture of the UK's pandemic-ravage nightlife economy in a recent interview with BBC Radio 6 Music, in support of the outfit's new album, 'All Blessed', she called on Westminster to step in and offer greater support to artists, venues and the wider sector.
London's Jazz Cafe is set to reopen this month as a seated venue, with capacity limited to socially distanced crowds of 151, split between 92 downstairs and another 52 in the restaurant above.
Responses to a new survey by the Night Time Industries Association indicate that many UK clubs, bars and music venues are wary of reopening while social distancing measures will be required.
130 UK businesses responded to the survey, answering questions surrounding the challenges they have faced while under lockdown, and concerns about reopening with social distancing measures as lockdown is eased.
Boris Johnson announced during this afternoon's address to the nation that all nightclubs must close with immediate effect, due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
The list of venues that must close includes clubs, as well as pubs, bars, food and drink venues, cinemas, theatres, concert, bingo halls, spas, indoor leisure centres, gyms, casinos, betting shops, museums and galleries.
The UK's communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, added that the restriction will be put in place for 14 days before being reviewed.
It has been a terrible time for UK club culture. We lost a big one, perhaps the biggest, with the passing of all round musical titan and rebel with cause Andrew Weatherall, who was set to feature here as one half of A Love From Outer Space, at Hare & Hounds in Birmingham. Sean Johnston will now fly the flag solo.
Swing Ting duo Samrai & Platt will drop their debut album, ‘100 Dances’, in March.
It's the first long-form release produced entirely by the pair, who are central figures behind Manchester's celebrated 11-year-old dancehall, bass, garage and soundsystem session, Swing Ting, and the accompanying label.
Paul van Dyk has announced a new single, 'Duality', which is set to drop this Friday, 14th February, via Vandit.
The track is the second to be taken from the German trance hero's forthcoming album, 'Guiding Light', his ninth long-form offering, slated for release in April. The first taste of the LP came in the form of 'Parallel Dimension' last November.
We can take solace in the fact a long and arduous January is over, but the real nocturnal work starts here, as the following goes to show.
The Hacienda has been voted one of the UK's top historic sites, despite the fact the warehouse that once housed the Manchester club no longer exists.
The endorsement, from Historic England, has ranked the lost institution, widely regarded as one of the birthplaces of both post punk and acid house, on its list, A History of England in 100 Places.
It joins ten other addresses renowned for music and literature, including Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon birthplace, London's 100 Club, and Jane Austen's house in Chawton, Hampshire.
Sheffield is gaining a new club in the form of 300-capacity warehouse space, Signal.
After a trial period during the last few months in 2019, the promoters behind Signal have obtained a permanent license, and will launch their 2020 event series later this month.
Kicking off on the 31st January, Signal team up with Syko Disko to present two of Glasgow's finest, Jasper James and Big Miz, before La Rumba bring Kornél Kovács and Wow & Flutter to Sheffield the following weekend.