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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 new study shows that 26% of UK festivals with a capacity above 5,000 have been cancelled this year due to a lack of government-backed insurance amid the pandemic. The UK government have so far failed to provide insurance for large scale events, meaning many are now uncertain over their future with the pandemic still […]

Ticket touts buying up festival tickets for this summer in the hope of making profits are putting the safety of the events at risk, reports the Guardian. With the end of lockdown restrictions scheduled for June 21 this summer and festivals planned to go ahead, professional touts have been purchasing tickets for high profile events and […]

The UK government is launching a review to investigate how ‘Covid status certification’, also being referred to as ‘vaccine passports’, could be used to help venues and events such as nightclubs and music festivals reopen. Yesterday, February 22, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the planned ‘roadmap’ for easing lockdown restrictions, which aims for all social […]

Nightclubs and festivals in England will be able to reopen from June 21. In the roadmap announced today by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the government hopes to lift all legal limits on social contact by June 21. The government also wants large events to be able to go ahead by this date. This means that nightclubs […]

Swedish House Mafia are set to headline Liverpool’s biggest festival, Creamfields. Although there has been no official announcement from Creamfields or Swedish House Mafia, the familiar three circle logo is cast across the website’s homepage. New music has been expected from the group since August, when Steve Angello revealed that they have returned to the studio. Announcing the reunion at […]

Laughing gas, nos, nangs, balloons. There’s always someone walking round selling them at dance music events, right? That sharp exhale of gas and the inevitable breathing in and out of a balloon have become as much as a part of a festival soundtrack as sunny disco and thumping techno. In the Netherlands, it’s truly been […]