Glastonbury Festival May Employ “Massive Coronavirus Testing” in 2021
After seeing the planned 50th anniversary Glastonbury Festival pushed to next year by the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are exploring every avenue for holding the 2021 edition, including massive testing for the virus. The annual event in England is scheduled for June, but uncertainty regarding how the pandemic will impact... Read more
Wisconsin Festival Owners File Bankruptcy After COVID Cancellations
The organizers of a pair of festivals planned for the summer of 2020 have filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving fan refunds hanging in the balance. Hypervibe, organizers of the planned Country USA and Rock USA festivals in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, filed for Chapter 7 protection due to their inability to... Read more
Save Our Stages Fest to Support Venues Planned for Oct 16-18
A full bill awaits music fans this weekend as the Save Our Stages Fest will run live streamed performances from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18. The event, put on by the National Independent Venue Association, “aims to generate significant awareness, advocacy and donations for the NIVA Emergency... Read more
Report: Coachella Postponed Again to October 2021
Coachella, the enormously popular music festival in California, is once again moving its date back, Rolling Stone reports. Traditionally held in April, it was bumped to October this year due to the coronavirus, then bumped to April 2021 when it became clear that the virus would not be at... Read more
Pearl Jam to Headline Two Nights at BST Hyde Park
Pearl Jam announced it would be performing two shows at London’s BST Hyde Park festival in July of 2021, adding an additional date to their postponed show that was to have taken place at the 2020 event. The band will play on Friday, July 9 with the Pixies serving... Read more
The state of festivals and concerts: preparing for live events to commence
By Jason Thomas, CEO of Tappit With COVID-19 continuing to have an impact on events for the foreseeable future, it’s safe to say that concerts and festivals, as we have known them, will not be happening anytime soon. However, promoters and organizers around the world are finding new ways... Read more
Glastonbury Festival Organizers Planning for June 2021 Date
Despite the uncertainty surrounding any meaningful resumption of live events amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers of the famed Glastonbury Festival plan to hold the event as planned in June of 2021, according to the BBC. Rumors have swirled that the massive event, which saw well over 100,000 tickets sold... Read more
Firewater Music Festival Postponed, 2021 Lineup Announced
Firewater Music Festival has been postponed, as event organizers decided their hopes for a large scale event on more than 150 acres near Kansas City wasn’t feasible given the ongoing rise in coronavirus cases. Whiskey Myers will headline the planned 2021 launch of the new festival, which is scheduled... Read more
Electric Daisy Carnival Postpones to May 2021
Pasquale Rotella, founder of the Electric Daisy Carnival, announced on Instagram that the festival would be postponed Sunday. The 25th anniversary edition of the electronic music mecca will be held on May 21, 22 and 23 of 2021. Tickets for the 2021 edition will be available beginning on Thursday,... Read more
Virtual Lolla2020 Festival Set to Air July 30-August 2 on YouTube
With no Lollapalooza this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, a virtual Lolla2020 is set to air from Thursday, July 30 to Sunday, August 2 on YouTube and at Lolla.com, Live Nation announced this week. More than 150 performances and appearances are planned for the virtual event, including live... Read more