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Music professionals with disabilities often feel unable to disclose their condition, says new research. The Arts Council England-funded study has shown that of 150 people who work in music and identify as having a disability or long-term health condition, 71% describe their condition as non-visible. Within this number, 81% said that they either “sometimes” or “never” disclose […]

The UK has been experiencing an MDMA shortage and according to experts, the “drought” can be traced back to COVID-19, Brexit and the subsequent disruptions to supply lines. It’s thought the recent reduction in Heavy Goods Vehicles transporting items across the UK has also had an effect on the distribution of the substance. Speaking to the Metro, Niamh […]

For the first time, panels from the World AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in a nightclub – Liverpool’s 24 Kitchen Street. For World AIDS Memorial Day on December 1 up until December 5 this year, panels from the World AIDS Memorial Quilt will be put on display for public viewing. The tapestry was originally […]

Turn The Tables is a charity with a focus on homelessness and mental health, which will be taking over Glasgow’s Riverside Festival this weekend. The dance music festival is set to go ahead from tomorrow, September 3 until September 5. Curated by Sottish techno duo Slam, Riverside this year boasts a lineup including Disclosure, Amelie Lens, Jamie xx, and more. For its […]

A Tiësto fan who passed away in July was commemorated at Creamfields this weekend, where his ashes were scattered from confetti cannons. Stuart Mitchell took his own life in July. His family sold his Creamfields tickets which he’d booked ahead of the bank holiday weekender in order to help pay for his funeral. Cousins Ryan and Liam Millen bought […]

Copenhagen Police have announced plans to introduce designated ‘nightlife’ zones, from which people with certain types of criminal records are banned. The ban applies to people with previous convictions, including for weapon offences. There will be four zones in total, located near the central part of Copenhagen in the Inner City or Vesterbro neighbourhoods. Specifically, the streets […]

Synthesiser manufacturer Dreadbox has released a brand new six-voice analogue polysynth, Nymphes, branding it as a dedication to “all abused and oppressed women”. “Each time you play a note on this synthesizer, imagine that you soothe their pain away and you will become a better human being and synth player,” said Dreadbox on the new polysynth. The […]

Different coloured “Pharoah” shaped pills sold as MDMA, caused “several” people to fall ill at Parklife Festival which took place in Heaton Park, Manchester this weekend. A number of people became unwell during the Parklife festival and were treated by event medics, according to the North West Ambulance Service. According to a drug testing organisation, the tablets’ […]

A letter sent on House of Commons headed paper to a prisoner at HMP Coldingley was found to be contaminated with MDMA. The letter, sent by a junior parliament official on March 22, failed a drug screening and has now prompted a Class A drug probe by jail directors. Shortly after arriving at HMP Coldingley, a category c […]

The Chemical Brothers’ closing set at Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival could apparently be heard in the town of Renfrew, eight miles away from the festival site. Residents tweeted that they could hear the music from the nearby town when The Chemical Brothers played on Sunday night, as well as people living around the city centre. “You could Shazam […]