Having initially been postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ultra Europe was due to take place this summer on July 9th to July 11th in Split, Croatia after a year's delay. However a statement from the festival released today (June 26th) now sees the Ultra Europe postponed for another year, and the event is now due to take

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June 21 has been touted by the UK government since February as the final stage of the "roadmap" to ending all Covid social restrictions. The final stage of a four-step roadmap will see any remaining restrictions removed, crucially including the full reopening of nightclubs and a removal of any restrictions on mass gatherings such as festivals. The first three stages

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UK pilot events that took place in Liverpool in early May have not caused "any detectable spread" of Covid-19 according to the city's public health director Matt Ashton. Two club nights at Bramley Moore Dock, a mini festival in Sefton Park, and a business conference at the end of April, saw a total of 13,000 people gather with no social

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Two weeks ago the UK saw Liverpool take part in a series of Covid pilot events as part of the government's Events Research Programme - two 3000 capacity shows at Bramley Moore Dock, and a 5000 capacity event in Sefton Park. Since then, the industry has been waiting with baited breath for the outcome, and while it is only the

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As the UK continues down the roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions, more and more effort is being put into how major events and festivals will go ahead this summer. It is hoped that after June 21 there will be no restrictions on mass gatherings, but with this not 100% certain as yet, major event organisers are taking steps to plan

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Sampling is as old as electronic music itself, with the earliest avant garde "electronic" music consisting of real world samples manipulated by then-new recording technology. When hip-hop exploded in the early 80s, sampling became the backbone of the genre, but dance music wasn't far behind. Thousands of artists have sampled thousands of track over the years, but perhaps the most

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There are many iconic names synonymous with Ibiza, but perhaps the king of them all is Space. Opened in 1986 before dance music exploded on the island, the superclub closed its doors for good in 2016 and the building underwent massive refurbishment before reopening as Hi Ibiza, part of the Ushuaia Group. Yet founder and owner Pepe Rosello has made

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As the UK's vaccine program reaches its final stages, with just those aged under 40 with no underlying health conditions left to go in terms of a first dose, and the "Roadmap" to normality reaching it's penultimate stage this month, the government are hard at work compiling data as we move ever closer to all restrictions being dropped. This weekend

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It's probably fair to say the music video isn't high on the list of priorities when it comes to dance music - the vast majority have none, many are almost an afterthought for promo purposes, some simply consist of a bunch of live footage. Yet occasionally there is a track which takes on a music video as a high concept

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It's been a long 14 months, and it's probably summed up best in the words of Marea Stamper, better known as The Blessed Madonna - "This year we've had to lose our space, we've lost dancing. All these things that we took for granted". While her track with Fred again might yet become an anthem for the generation that suffered

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In 2020 it was clear why UK festivals had to cancel - the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of society to prevent overwhelming the NHS was a "do-or-die" situation that has never been seen before. We came close to disaster, twice, when counting the January "second wave", but the plan worked. Yet as we head into 2021 with vaccinations, mean

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The UK summer is looking bright for 2021, with the current "roadmap" to easing lockdown going well. This week, the second major step was enacted, with groups of six able to meet outdoors, pubs reopening for outdoor drinking, and other measures that are moving us closer to normality. Yet while the June 21st date for removal of all restrictions means

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The Spanish government have announced that their much-discussed "vaccine passport" initiative will be ready by June, meaning those vaccinated will be able to travel to Ibiza. The news comes after months of speculation around the introduction of such a system, with the Spanish tourism industry keen to open up a "green corridor" with the UK, hopefully allowing some kind of

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Camelphat are riding a wave right now - despite not being able to perform for over a year thanks to the ongoing unpleasantness, the duo certainly haven't let up. Arguably the best musical group ever to come out of Liverpool, the duo released their debut album 'Dark Matter' to great acclaim in the latter part of 2020, off the back

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