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08 September

A new 18,000-capacity, multi-day festival is launching in Braga, the far north of Portugal, this winter. The Authentica festival will take place between 10 and 11 December at indoor arena, Altice Forum Braga, with headliners Kodaline and Rag’n’Bone Man. The festival will feature four stages and will open between 4:30 pm and 3 am each day. […]

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07 September

The Swedish government today (7 September) announced that it will drop almost all restrictions on live events by 29 September, when the penultimate stage of its roadmap commences. From that date, capacity limits on indoor and outdoor shows will be removed, along with the requirement for attendees to be seated and socially distanced. However, for […]

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18 August

Fest Festival welcomed 35,000 festivalgoers over four days for this year’s edition, making it the biggest event in Poland in 2021. After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the festival returned at full capacity with its second edition, boasting a slate of domestic and international artists. Kygo, James Bay, Alan Walker, Aurora, Paul Kalkbrenner, […]

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18 August

The Los Angeles county department of public health has issued a new order stating that attendees of any major outdoor event will be required to wear a mask – regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status – due to a spike in Covid-19 cases. From 23:59 on Thursday 19 August, the county’s order will apply to all […]

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18 August

Laivā, the unique ‘crossover festival’ with a partly floating audience, returned to Riga on Sunday 15 August, with DaGamba, the popular Latvian band behind the event, welcoming 5,000 people for another day of music on the shores and waters of Jugla Lake. Now in its second year after launching last summer, Laivā – Latvian for […]

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17 August

We for India, a livestreamed fundraising event featuring performances from Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers, Annie Lennox and AR Rahman, raised more than US$5 million for the India Covid Response Fund, organisers have announced. Held on Sunday 15 August 2021, India’s 75th independence day, the show featured more than 100 musicians, actors, film directors, TV stars […]

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16 August

Hundreds of thousands of music fans attended festivals across Belgium in the last few days, marking the country’s first big festival weekend since restrictions were relaxed. Paradise City, Alcatraz, Leuven Air and Jazz Middelheim were among the events to take advantage of the Belgium federal government’s Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to do away with social […]

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16 August

Live Nation will, from 4 October, require all artists, crew and fans to produce proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test to gain entry to its US venues and festivals. The company’s CEO, Michael Rapino, had previously told Live Nation staff that it would be the artist’s choice as to whether they require concertgoers […]

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16 August

More than 350 organisations from the Dutch event industry are backing a protest march against the government’s ‘arbitrary’ restrictions which have effectively wiped out the festival season. Last Friday (13 August), the cabinet announced that the current restrictions preventing multi-day festivals with overnight stays will remain in force until 19 September – despite the promise […]

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13 August

Roberto Medina, founder of the largest festival in South America, Rock in Rio, has announced a new event which is set to be “the biggest music, culture and art festival Sāo Paulo, Brazil, has ever seen”. The inaugural edition of The Town will take place in September 2023, welcoming up to 105,000 people per day […]

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