Boris Johnson on coronavirus strategy: "You should avoid pubs, clubs and other venues"

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has advised the public to avoid pubs, clubs and venues in his latest coronavirus press conference. In a change in strategy from last week, Boris has suggested people avoid all unnecessary social contact, as well as saying those with coronavirus symptoms should now go into …

Pasquale Rotella Delivers EDC Las Vegas Main Stage Teasers

Pasquale Rotella has just delivered teasers the EDC Las Vegas main stage and, so far, it is looking incredible! After announcing recently that the event will, as now, move forward, he has seriously increased the anticipation for the event. This year’s event theme is kineticZEN; after looking at the teasers, …

The UK will reportedly ban large gatherings to limit the spread of Coronavirus

The UK will reportedly soon ban large gatherings in a bid to combat the spread of Coronavirus. This will come into effect from next weekend (March 21 and 22). This news contradicts Boris Johnson’s previously cautious warnings on the virus in which he stated that “many more families are going …

Kendrick Lamar and Pet Shop Boys join Glastonbury line-up

Glastonbury has made its first major line-up announcement, revealing Kendrick Lamar will be joining Taylor Swift and Paul McCartney as the final headliner. Other artists joining the bill include Aitch, Dizzee Rascal, Charli XCX, fka Twigs, Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada, Sampa The Great, Fatboy Slim, The Avalanches and AJ …

Coachella confirms postponement of festival due to coronavirus

Coachella promoter Goldenvoice has confirmed the postponement of the festival due to COVID-19, aka coronavirus. News of Coachella’s potential postponement was reported yesterday and it’s now been confirmed the California festival will take place from October 9 to 11 and October 16 to 18. It was originally scheduled for the …

Miami Winter Music Conference is going to be rescheduled due to coronavirus

Miami Winter Music Conference is going to be rescheduled due to coronavirus aka COVID-19. An official statement made by Miami WMC reads: “Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, the 35th edition of Winter …

Coachella is reportedly in talks to move to October over coronavirus fears

Coachella’s promoter Goldenvoice is attempting to postpone the festival until October in light of the COVID-19, aka coronavirus, outbreak and its impact on the music events industry, according to Billboard. Read this next: Ultra Music Festival is officially cancelled due to coronavirus concerns Coachella is due to take place in …

BREAKING: Coachella is the Next Festival Postponed due to Coronavirus Scare

Another one bites the dust (or at least gets postponed). It’s been confirmed that Coachella will be delaying the upcoming April two-weekend festival until October 9th and 16th due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This is the 4th major music festival to delay or cancel their plans in the last week …

SXSW is the latest festival to be cancelled following coronavirus outbreak

SXSW Festival in Austin is the latest event to be cancelled following the coronavirus outbreak. Due to take place from March 13-22, the festival announced today Facebook that they would “faithfully follow the City’s directions” by putting a stop to the event. The statement read: “We are devastated to share …

​Steve Aoki’s International Manager Michael Theanne has died age 45

Michael Theanne, Steve Aoki’s international manager who helped establish Aoki globally, has died aged 45. Theanne had been Aoki’s international manager in the UK and other countries since 2008, securing bookings for him at top European festivals, including Tomorrowland, as well as his Ibiza residencies. He was also the global …

Chocolate Puma launches its Tonco Tone label with a 'Megablast'

Legendary Dutch dance act Chocolate Puma presents its very own record label Tonco Tone. Using their decades experience, the duo René and Gaston aims to surprise, presenting a platform for innovative dance music, exciting new talent, acclaimed names and course their own productions. The guys kick things f with the …

Giuseppe Ottaviani Launches V.3 Of His Live Concept

New decade, new gear // Having changed electronic music’s live performance game once, 2020 sees Giuseppe Ottani primed to do it again. Using his Live 2.0’s ‘studio-in-a-suitcase’, the last few years have seen the Italian create the music (ultimately destined for his 2019-released ‘Evolver’ album) in-club, real-time. Into the new decade, …

Annie Mac criticises gender imbalance on the Reading and Leeds Festival line-up

Annie Mac has tweeted her disappointment at the lack of women in the recently announced Reading and Leeds Festival line-up. Read this next: Why greater representation really is making dance music a better place She said: “Feeling so disheartened about this Reading and Leeds line up. At the blatant lack …

Bluedot Festival 2020 announces line-up, Björk headlines

Bluedot Festival 2020 has announced it’s line-up, with Björk one of headline acts. Groove Armada and Metronomy are also headlining Bluedot, which combines music, science and culture. Björk’s (pictured) set will feature bespoke projections from the Lovell Telescope held at the festival grounds and be performed alongside Halle Orchestra. Read …

Palms Trax, James Murphy and DJ Marcelle will perform at this year's Lente Kabinet

The line-up for the 2020 edition of Lente Kabinet, Dekmantel’s sister festival, has been revealed and it’s a sight to behold. Taking place across May 20 & 21, the festival held at Het Twiske in Amsterdam, returns to its picturesque forest home for the ninth time. Read this next: Dekmantel …

Vujaday Festival returns to the Caribbean for an adventure in paradise

From April 1 to 5, Vujaday Festival returns to the Caribbean island of Barbados for solid tunes, beautiful landscapes and a vibe like no other. Read this next: Octave One pick their 10 favorite pre-set jams ahead of Vujaday Festival Vujaday knows no bounds, developing an experience that allows Vujaday …

Movement Festival's massive 2020 line-up has just been revealed

This Memorial Day Weekend, Detroit’s Movement Festival will return to Hart Plaza’s riverfront destination with performances from 95 artists including a debut show by the legendary duo, Underworld. Underworld founding members Rick Smith and Karl Hyde explained their appreciation for the festival stating, “Detroit’s importance in the evolution and history …

Massive Attack are headlining London festival All Points East

Massive Attack have been announced as headliners for London festival All Points East. The Bristol band will play the festival in East London’s Victoria Park on Sunday, May 24. They’ll be joined by Neneh Cherry, Nils Frahm, Young Fathers, Mad Professor, GAIKA, TNGHT, Fatoumata Diawara and more. Read this next: …