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UB40 claim they were spied on by MI5 in the 1980s

Jimmy Brown, UB40’s drummer, claims that MI5 were closely monitoring the band for fears that they were planning a socialist revolution. Speaking to The Guardian, members of the band opened up about the political side of their career, Brown saying: “MI5 were tapping our phones, watching our houses. All sorts. “We thought, ‘Haven’t they got criminals […]

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Silicon Valley ​CEO reportedly fired for microdosing LSD

The CEO of Iterable, the $2 billion email marketing startup, has claimed that he was fired after using LSD during work hours. Justin Zhu claimed that he was let go after microdosing LSD in order to improve his focus before a meeting in 2019. According to Bloomberg, co-founder Andrew Boni announced Zhu’s firing over email last […]

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Ibiza to be added to UK green travel list by end of June

Ibiza will be on the UK’s green travel list by the “end of June”. A ‘traffic light’ system will determine which countries are safe to travel to this summer and The Mirror reports that Spain will be on the green list in under two months. The traffic light system is due to be unveiled shortly in order […]

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Clubs in Berlin have been declared Cultural institutions

A vote in favour of Berlin clubs becoming cultural institutions opposed to entertainment sites was passed by an overwhelming majority yesterday, May 5, by the Berlin Building, Housing and Urban Development committee. The vote will be taken to the federal government tomorrow, May 7, for final consent. If the new law is passed, clubs will […]

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More than a quarter of UK music festivals cancelled due to lack of insurance

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 […]

The iconic Ibiza Rocks Hotel has revealed its summer line-up – with Brit-Nominated Joel Corry, Nathan Dawe and others set to play at the venue. Corry spoke of his excitement to be back in Ibiza and playing shows: “Ibiza is my favourite place in the world to play! I have always dreamed of having a […]

Brits may be able to head to Ibiza in the coming weeks as Spain is expected to be added to the bill of approved countries on the green list. According to the Spanish tourism minister, the country may move off the UK’s amber list in the coming weeks denying its fit for the harsher restrictions. As it stands, […]

Despite the Save Our Stages Act which passed into law in December, independent music venues in the US have still yet to receive a single penny of government relief. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is responsible for distributing the funds across the entertainment industry sector which promises a spread of $16 billion as a lifeline for live […]

Mike Skinner of The Streets has claimed that their single ‘Who’s Got The Bag (21st June)’ has apparently been banned by BBC Radio 1. The single was released in March, looking forward to the end of lockdown. Restrictions are set to be lifted on June 21, hence the track’s title. In an Instagram post on May […]

A drug dealer was identified by a picture of him holding a block of Stilton cheese after police enhanced the photo and found his fingerprints. Carl Stewart, 39, shared the photo on EncroChat, an encrypted messaging service, and police found the photo and were able to identify his fingerprints. Stewart pleaded guilty to conspiracy to […]

Researchers in Spain have said there is “no sign” that a recent 5,000 person concert caused a higher level of COVID transmission among attendees. Concert-goers were required to produce a negative COVID test on the day of the event and wear masks throughout, but no social distancing was required. Six people who attended the concert […]

‘Sisters with Transistors’ is a new documentary film about the iconic women synth pioneers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Narrated by Laurie Anderson, the film had an official release on Friday April 23 via streaming platform Metrograph. This will be followed by a national virtual cinema rollout in the US and UK. ‘Sisters with […]

1000 touring DJs took more than 51,000 flights in 2019, emitting an equivalent amount of CO2 as a year of electricity for 20,000 households, powering 8,000 festivals for three days, or pressing 25 million records. The findings were revealed in a report by Berlin’s Clean Scene, a collective of industry professionals led by Eilidh McLaughlin, Eva […]

Jimmy Brown, UB40’s drummer, claims that MI5 were closely monitoring the band for fears that they were planning a socialist revolution. Speaking to The Guardian, members of the band opened up about the political side of their career, Brown saying: “MI5 were tapping our phones, watching our houses. All sorts. “We thought, ‘Haven’t they got criminals […]

The CEO of Iterable, the $2 billion email marketing startup, has claimed that he was fired after using LSD during work hours. Justin Zhu claimed that he was let go after microdosing LSD in order to improve his focus before a meeting in 2019. According to Bloomberg, co-founder Andrew Boni announced Zhu’s firing over email last […]