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29 November

Leading dance music promoters Insomniac and Alda have announced a new location for their Romanian festival, Saga. Saga’s inaugural edition took place across three days in September at Bucharest’s Romaero SA airfield with acts including Don Diablo, Carl Cox and Tiësto. The electronic dance event will return to the Romanian capital in June 2022, this […]

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29 November

The UK government has published its final reports from the Events Research Programme (ERP). The ERP ran for four months and encompassed 31 pilots, including music events such as Sefton Park Pilot music festival in Liverpool, the BRIT Awards, Latitude, Tramlines and Download, as well as the Euro 2020 football tournament and Silverstone Grand Prix. […]

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26 November

Trade body Live Performance Australia says the country’s cautious reopening has left it facing a shortage of touring artists over the summer months. The organisation’s CEO Evelyn Richardson says the December to February summer period is shaping up to be a quiet one, with music events not expected to return “in a major way” until […]

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25 November

Spanish festival organiser and concert promoter Last Tour is adding a new international festival to its stable of events. The inaugural Cala Mijas festival will take place between 1–3 September in the picturesque municipality of Mijas, Málaga, with a number of high-profile acts. Arctic Monkeys will return to Spain for the first time in four […]

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25 November

In It Together festival is encouraging ticket buyers to bring their grandparents for free to the inaugural festival in Wales next year. The organisers say the festival is “about bringing people together from all backgrounds after what has been a seriously tough period for many” and that the bring-your-grandparents-for-free initiative “epitomises” that mission statement. The […]

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23 November

DF Concerts & Events is to revive Connect, a music festival that took place in Argyll, Scotland, in the mid-noughties. The three-day festival was held in 2007 and 2008 on the grounds of Inveraray Castle and featured headliners including Beastie Boys, Björk and Franz Ferdinand. The Scottish promoter says Connect 2022 is “an entirely new […]

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19 November

Ocaso festival is to be the first government-approved mass event in Costa Rico since the pandemic started in April 2020. The underground festival’s 5th-anniversary event, scheduled for 6–11 January 2022, has also been selected to become the official pilot event for Covid safety, debuting a protocol that will be used for all of the country’s […]

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17 November

Halsey, Miley Cyrus and Green Day are among the headliners revealed for the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest. The three-night festival will run from 10-12 February 2022 at the 20,000-cap Staples Center (soon to be the Crypto.com Arena) in Los Angeles, kicking off with performances from both Halsey and Machine Gun Kelly on night […]

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17 November

Germany’s Event Management Forum (EMF) is urging the government to meet with music industry representatives before imposing new restrictions on the industry as the country battles a fourth wave of Covid. Outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel called Germany’s current coronavirus situation “dramatic”, with a range of fresh measures to combat the surge due to be proposed […]

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12 November

A 22-year-old student who was critically injured in the deadly crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival last week has died, taking the death toll to nine. A lawyer for the family of Texas A&M University student Bharti Shahani said she passed away on Wednesday night (10 November), five days after the 50,000-capacity event at […]

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