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Festival Insights NEWS: Bournemouth festival launches ‘Arts By The Sea At Home’ campaign

UK: Bournemouth’s annual arts and culture festival, Arts by the Sea, has launched a colouring competition to help keep kids entertained at home during school closures across the UK. Aspiring young artists…
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Festival Insights NEWS: #VirtualPint initiative launches to aid vulnerable venues

UK: #VirtualPint — a new fundraising initiative helping fans to support vulnerable UK music venues, theatres and pubs — has launched in response to the unprecedented challenge faced by venues…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Rolling Loud and Afro Nation festivals donate funds to Algarve Biomedical Center

PORTUGAL: Event Horizon, the promoter behind Rolling Loud Portugal and Afro Nation, has made a contribution to help fund new ventilation machines and self-protection materials for medical staff which will…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Night Time Industries Association calls for government to freeze economy

UK: The Night Time Industries Association has released an open letter calling for the government to ‘freeze’ the economy, and provide more clarity on compensatory provisions available to the sector.…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Why Fan Engagement is Now More Important Than Ever

Luis Sousa is the Marketing Director at Festicket, the world’s largest platform for music festival experiences. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to gather pace, each day represents a step further…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Music Venue Trust urges enforced temporary closure of music venues

UK: The Music Venue Trust has penned an open letter to Boris Johnson and launched a petition that both demand the temporary closure of grassroots music venues. The organisation claims…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Glastonbury Festival is cancelled | Festival Insights

Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10323651u) UK: The organisers of Glastonbury Festival have announced the cancellation of its forthcoming edition — which was set to take place from July 24…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Creative Industries Federation responds to new COVID-19 recommendations

UK: Responding to the UK government’s announcement on March 16 advising that members of the public should avoid social gatherings, Caroline Norbury, CEO of the Creative Industries Federation and Creative…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Coachella and Stagecoach postponed due to coronavirus concerns

Photo credit: Louis van Baar USA: At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, Goldenvoice has rescheduled Coachella and Stagecoach festivals due to concerns surrounding the…
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Festival Insights NEWS: Download Festival announces major site improvements for 2020

UK: Download Festival has announced major site improvement plans for its upcoming edition, set to take place from June 12 – 14 in Donington Park, Leicestershire. The festival’s Village area has…
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