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8th August 2021. Dorset environmental officers and the police say the organiser has failed to respond to their questions after a licensing review panel refused the application for the sale of alcohol. Tickets were being sold for £100 and it’s not known if buyers have received any refund. The local council expressed concerns over the lack of event experience of the orginasers particularly how the event would cope with the welfare of vulnerable, control of alcohol brought on to site, no details of a drug policy or a policy for looking after children.

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 8 August 2021

4th August 2021. Organisers of the 3-day festival in Glasgow Green have confirmed their event has been granted permission to proceed on 10th - 12th September 2021. The festival will be capped at 50,000 festival-goers and the usual COVID-19 entry restrictions will apply. Headliners confirmed include Courteeners, Ian Brown, Sam Fender, Blossoms, Liam Gallagher, Primal Scream, Keane, The Chemical Brothers and Snow Patrol. All ticket types are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 4 August 2021

3rd August 2021. Organisers of the 3-day festival in Glasgow’s Riverside Museum have confirmed their event will proceed on 3rd - 5th September 2021. There will be entry restrictions related to COVID-19 but these are yet to be announced. Headliners confirmed include Disclosure, Skream, Jamie xx and Maya Jane Coles. Limited tickets of all types are still available for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 3 August 2021

2nd August 2021. Organisers of Ireland’s largest music festival stated that they have had no word from local authorities or the Irish government to state that the 70,000 capacity festival cannot go ahead on the scheduled dates of 24th – 26th September 2021 as planned. A statement from the Irish minister responsible for approving the festival said no decision had yet been made. The majority of tickets have been rolled over form 2020. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 2 August 2021

1st August 2021. Organisers of the 2 - day festival in Bristol’s Clifton Downs scheduled for 4th - 5th September 2021 have announced their final lineup. Headliners include Mahalia, Little Simz, Shy FX, Slowthai, Honey Dijon, Mella Dee, Hybrid Minds and King of the Rollers. The festival is already sold out but anyone still interested can register for their ticket resale scheme. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 1 August 2021

New Event

29th July 2021. Organisers of the Creamfields brand have announced a new 2-day festival for Essex scheduled for 3rd - 4th June 2022. The new festival is an addition to their primary event held in Cheshire each year. The capacity for the new EDM festival is likely to be 50,000, currently no headliners have been announced. Anyone interested can register their email address now to be first in line when tickets go on sale. 

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 29 July 2021

Events

28th July 2021. Organisers of the 2 - day festival postponed from May this year and now scheduled for 7th - 8th August have announced their final lineup. Headliners include Black Honey, Dream Wife, Tim Burgess, Willie J Healey and The Mysterines, Self Esteen, The Orielles, Ibibio Sound Machine, Billy No Mates and WH Lung. Limited tickers are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 28 July 2021

27th July 2021. Organisers, Platform Live, have announced a new venue in Bristol’s City Centre and a confirmed date of 2nd October 2021 for the Sequences Festival. After agreement with local authorities the previously postponed festival from July is now likely to proceed with headliners Chase & Status plus many others. No other details were released.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 27 July 2021

COVID-19 Updates

26th July 2021. Organisers of the 4-day festival in Scotland have made the decision to cancel their festival that was scheduled for of 12th - 15th August 2021. Organisers stated that there were too many uncertainties as COVID related restrictions aren't due to be lifted until 9th August which is too tight. The festival is rescheduled for 14th - 17th July 2022. Headliners were to include Dizzee Rascal, Sleaford Mods, Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub and 10CC among many others. Tickets can be rolled over to next year.  

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Andy Robertson - Monday 26 July 2021

New Event

25th July 2021. A new 4 - day festival has been announced scheduled for 2nd - 5th September 2021. The line-up will not be announced until the day before the festival opens encouraging visitors to attend with an open mind as they discover new music and new talent. The festival will feature a celebration of music, wellness and connection bringing women and non-binary artists to the front and supporting emerging talent. Limited tickets are available now. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 25 July 2021

Events

22nd July 2021. The free to attend festival will be held in Victoria Park, London on 31st August - 2nd September 2021. The Neighbourhood festival runs as part of the main All Points East festival where headliners announced include Bicep, Kano, Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club. For the main festival tickets are still available to buy.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 22 July 2021

21st July 2021. The 4-day festival in Suffolk will open to its full capacity of 40,000 on Thursday 22nd July 2021. Visitors will require proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test or proof of natural immunity. Headliners include Wolf Alice, The Chemical Brothers, Bombay Bicycle Club, Bastille, Rudimental, Supergrass, Kaiser Chiefs, Bill Bailey and Jo Brand. Limited tickets are still available.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 21 July 2021

COVID-19 Updates

20th July 2021. Organisers of the 4-day festival in Dorset have announced their COVID-19 entry requirements for the event on 29th July - 1st August 2021. As with most large festivals visitors will require proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative NHS Lateral Flow Test taken prior to travel on the day of arrival at the festival, or proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test within 180 days of the festival. Limited day tickets are still available. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 20 July 2021

19th July 2021. Organisers of the 3-day festival on the Isle of Wight have made the decision to cancel their festival just 2 weeks after suggesting that the festival will go ahead on the proposed dates of 31st July - 1st August 2021. Organisers stated safety concerns as the main reason for the cancellation, headliners were to include 808 State, LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, Kosheen and Stanton Warriors.  

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Andy Robertson - Monday 19 July 2021

Events

16th July 2021. Organisers of the 4-day festival in the Brecon Beacons have confirmed their event will proceed on 19th – 22nd August 2021. For festival-goers intending to attend Green Man they will have to demonstrate they have received a negative NHS lateral flow test within 48hrs prior to their arrival, or demonstrate that they have received 2 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to their arrival. Headliners confirmed include Mogwai, Caribou, Little Dragon and Fontaines DC. The festival is totally sold out. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 18 July 2021

COVID-19 Updates

15th July 2021 (Business Insider). Nearly a thousand people tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a two-day outdoor festival (Verknipt festival), in the Netherlands on the weekend of July 3. Figures from health officials in Utrecht indicated that 448 were exposed during the first day of the festival, and 516 the second day. The festival, which attracted about 20,000 visitors, was one of the first after the country relaxed its COVID-19 measures on June 26.
By Marianne Guenot.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 15 July 2021

Events

14th July 2021. Organisers of the 100,000 visitor 5- day festival in Lancashire have applied for the necessary licenses to run their 2022 event between 29th June and 10th July 2022. The dates are yet to be confirmed but headliners already announced include Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, Duran Duran, Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. A variety of ticket options are still currently available for anyone interested. 

 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 14 July 2021

New Event

13th July 2021. Louder Entertainment are organising a new 1 - day festival scheduled for 25th September 2021. The vastly experienced organising team have created 3 different genre stages and headliners confirmed so far include Chase & Status, Hybrid Minds, Kings of the Rollers, Dimension, Flava D, Richy Ahmed, John Summit, Detlef, Latmun, Skepsis, Darkzy and Bou. Anyone interested can sign up for the pre-sale ticket release now 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 13 July 2021

Events

12th July 2021. Organisers of the 2-day festival in Dartmoor have confirmed their event will proceed on 23rd - 24th July 2021. Precautions for visitors include taking a Lateral Flow test before coming and wearing masks when queueing or in high density areas. Staff will wear masks when serving visitors with contactless payments at bars and merchandise tents. Headliners confirmed include Seasick Steve and Scouting for Girls. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Monday 12 July 2021

10th July 2021. Festival Republic, organisers of the 3-day festival in Reading have been given approval by their local council to go ahead as planned on their scheduled dates of 27th - 29th August 2021. There has been no official confirmation of any coronavirus restrictions that may be place. Headliners confirmed include Stromzy, AJ Tracey, Mabel, Post Malone, Slowthai, Liam Gallagher and Queens of the Stone Age. The festival has been sold out for some time. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 11 July 2021

New Event

7th July 2021. Wolverhampton council have organised a 17-day festival called Relight that is scheduled for 20th August - 5th September 2021. There will be 30 music, comedy and sports shows over the two weeks and headliners announced so far include Bill Bailey, Katrina and the Waves, Sonia, Soul II Soul, Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy, Doreen Tipton, Tom Stade, Shappi Khorsandi and Gary Delaney. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 8 July 2021

7th July 2021. Organisers of the legendary Old Skool and Anthems festival in Streatham Common have partnered with KFC in a sponsorship deal that is enabling them to go ahead with a 2 - day festival scheduled for 25th - 26th September 2021. Headliners announced include DJ Luck & MC Neat, Oxide & Neutrino, Judge Jules, Lisa Maffia, Kele Le Roc, Fatman Scoop, Another Level, Artful Dodger, Damage, DJ Majestic, DJ Q, Tinea Taylor, Scott Garcia, Wideboys and Anton Powers. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 7 July 2021

Events

6th July 2021. Organisers of the 4-day festival in Hampshire have confirmed that the event will go ahead as planned on their scheduled dates of 5th - 8th August 2021. There will be no legal restrictions on capacity and they will be setting up plenty of sanitising and hand-washing stations. Headliners confirmed include Van Morrison, The Waterboys, The SAS Band, Spike’s All - Stars, Nick Lowe and Lindisfarne. Tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 6 July 2021

5th July 2021. Organisers of the 3-day festival on the Isle of Wight have been granted a licence by local authorities to go ahead on their scheduled dates of 31st July - 1st August 2021. The event will have a reduced capacity and headliners confirmed include 808 State, LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, Kosheen and Stanton Warriors among the 60 artists booked. Weekend and camping tickets are still available for anyone interested. 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 5 July 2021

2nd July 2021. Organisers of the 3 - day event in the north of England have added to their headline acts for the festival scheduled for 13th - 15th August 2021. New acts announced include Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club and DJ Marvin Humes who join Judge Jules, Danny Rampling K-Klass, Toploader, Lawson and The Hoosiers. In addition organisers have added a new weekend ticket for entry to all three days, priced at £85 for adults and £60 for 3-17 year olds. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 4 July 2021

1st July 2021. Organisers of the Northern Irish festival have confirmed the event will go ahead with 2,500 visitors on 9th - 10th July and another 5,000 visitors on 12th - 14th August 2021. In an announcement they said “We are buzzing to finally, finally be able to say we are 100% on for July, Social distancing will be required, masks outdoors are optional but recommended, while masks in any indoor spaces will remain mandatory.“ Headliners include And So I Watch You From Afar, Lyra, Kila, Ciaran Lavery and over 60 musicians and comedians.

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Andy Robertson - Thursday 1 July 2021

COVID-19 Updates

30th June 2021. Organisers of the 4-day festival in Hertfordshire have confirmed the event will go ahead as scheduled on 22nd – 25th July 2021, just after the key UK's Step 4 reopening date of 19th July. Festival-goers will need a negative test on entry and the event will incorporate protocols highlighted in the government's ERP report. Headliners include Bastille, Hot Chip, Primal Scream and Craig David's TS5. Tickets are still available for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Wednesday 30 June 2021

New Event

29th June 2021. Organisers of the Chicago based music festival, working with Form Presents, have announced a new London edition of their festival scheduled for 10th - 14th November 2021. The London edition will join the Chicago and Paris editions taking place this year and will feature 50 performances across 5 London venues. Headliners include Stereolab, Moses Boyd, Black Midi and Mykki Blanco. Tickets are on sale now for anyone interested.

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Andy Robertson - Tuesday 29 June 2021

COVID-19 Updates

28th June 2021. Peter Gabriel, organiser of WOMAD has announced the cancellation of the event saying "It is with great regret that we are cancelling WOMAD ’21 today. Without the simple support of a government insurance scheme or the guarantee of Test Event status, we cannot continue and put WOMAD’s long term future at risk. We feel that our audience, artists, staff, and contractors, who have been amazingly supportive throughout all this, will understand the need for us to act to guarantee our survival.” 

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Andy Robertson - Monday 28 June 2021

25th June 2021. Mitigation measures can be used to reduce and manage risks associated with large events, report finds. The programme involved a total of 58,000 participants at venues across the country including Liverpool, Sheffield and London. The report confirms that 28 cases of Covid-19 were recorded from all available data during the ERP’s first nine events. Of these 28 cases, the report has found 11 cases were identified as potentially infectious at an event, and a further 17 were identified as potentially infected at or around the time of an event. 

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Andy Robertson - Sunday 27 June 2021
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