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by: Austria Masim Aug 4, 2021 Chicago house legend Paul Johnson has passed away at the age of 50 following a battle with COVID-19. Johnson had previously shared to Instagram on July 18 that he had been placed on a ventilator after being diagnosed with the virus and was going to be transferred to an […]

by: Josh Stewart Aug 3, 2021 Serbia’s EXIT Festival made its much anticipated return in July, opening the gates of Novi Sad’s ancient Petrovaradin Fortress to 180,000 pent up yet jubilant concert-goers from around the world. The event didn’t just mark the Eastern European mainstay’s 20th anniversary—it was also the first major European festival since […]

Struggling to mitigate a recent surge in COVID-19 cases under control, authorities in Ibiza are turning to an unlikely group of people for assistance—tourists.  Visitors to the island between ages 30 and 40 may be uniquely positioned to assist in the effort, provided they’re willing to party, of course. Law enforcement is currently in discussions […]

Ahead of his intimate performance at LA’s historic Roxy Theatre, Madeon took to social media to send a simple message to unvaccinated ticket-holders: just sit this one out. “Please don’t come to my show Wednesday if you’re not vaccinated yet,” Madeon tweeted yesterday, July 31st. “Not looking to debate here, just don’t come. Please, i’m asking you nicely. […]

The organizers of Lollapalooza, Chicago’s largest music festival, have established new mask requirements halfway through the event’s 2021 edition. A tweet posted on Lollapalooza’s verified Twitter account noted that “masks must be worn in all indoor spaces at Grant Park” starting today, July 31st, regardless of vaccination status. The measures went into effect in accordance with new […]

Thailand’s hospitals are on the “brink of collapse” due to a spread of COVID-19 that reportedly emanated from the country’s nightlife sector. The Independent reports Thailand’s third wave of COVID-19, which began in April, has intensified the country’s response to the virus. Its hospitals are now inundated as the number of cases rises, leading to a crisis […]

An update to Dutch COVID-19 regulations has prolonged a ban on the nation’s music festivals for at least another month, citing continued risks to public health in the immediate term. Over the last few months the relationship between world-renowned Dutch festival brands and the government has soured, to say the least. Despite high hopes for […]

Lollapalooza is just a couple of days away from kicking off its 30th annual event and preparations are in the final stages. Of course this year’s event proves to be especially unique. Following an online-only edition in 2020, Lollapalooza is returning to form with a plan that puts public health top of mind. This year […]

by: Ariel King Jul 26, 2021 Restrictions in the UK have officially lifted, and thousands are returning to the dance floor after more than 16 months. As social distancing requirements are removed, club-goers are still asked to show proof of either a negative COVID test or full vaccination in order to gain entry. Full capacity […]

In a recent survey conducted by EDM.com, two-thirds of respondents revealed they believe promoters should take action in ensuring that attendees are vaccinated prior to entry. The idea of implementing vaccine passport regulation has been a hotly debated topic in recent weeks. In the United States there is currently no enforcement of such policies at the […]

Every Las Vegas gambler’s poker face just got much stronger after a trio of major casinos reestablished mask mandates. After the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) announced new guidelines urging individuals to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status, The Venetian, Palazzo and Sands Expo & Convention Center announced policy changes requiring employees to wear face coverings […]

Just one month ago, Belgium’s iconic Tomorrowland festival was abruptly cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns. Now, the country has made major strides in its risk mitigation for similar events with the announcement of its COVID Safe Ticket (CTS) system. Designed specifically for live events with over 1,500 attendees, the CTS is meant to ensure crowds […]

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that COVID-19 vaccine passports will be mandatory for nightclubs and other public venues that draw large crowds.  The regulation is set to take effect in September, amid a strong push to get the 35% of currently unvaccinated UK residents aged 18 to 30 to begin scheduling appointments. Vaccine […]

After having announced the virtual edition of ADE 2020 Conference due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic all around the world, tickets for the world’s biggest electronic music conference are now available. This year’s ADE Digital Pro Pass provides access to the complete digital conference program in October, as well as a full year […]

A new documentary film exploring the impact of COVID-19 on clubbing culture and the global electronic music scene has just been released by Pioneer DJ. Titled ‘Distant Dancefloors: Covid-19 And The Electronic Music Industry‘, the 30-minute doc goes back to when the virus first took hold and covers the first warnings, global realisation and the resulting lockdown. […]

Health concerns amid the continuing spread of the COVID-19 led Southport Weekender Festival organizers to call off this year’s edition, just over a week after announcing is was all systems go. The UK’s longest running dance and urban music festival created by Alex Lowes was originally scheduled for March 20th-22th at Bognor Regis’ Butlins Resort, but due to […]

Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic all around the world, Amsterdam Dance Event organisers have announced the 2020 ADE Conference will happen in an “online-first format,” combining an extended digital program – panels, masterclasses and interactive Q&As – with an “extensive networking platform that enables ADE delegates to connect and meet up, both virtually as well as in real […]