Latest Music festivals News

Dutch ditch social distancing, mandate COVID-19 passes

Sep. 14, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Social distancing will end in the Netherlands on Sept. 25, the same date that the government will begin mandating COVID-19 health passes to get into venues like bars, restaurants and theaters, caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday. ...

Crowded stadiums, pandemic create combustible mix this fall

Sep. 11, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

More than 65,000 fans packed a stadium in Tampa to watch Tom Brady lead the Buccaneers to a win in the NFL's season opener, just hours after President Joe Biden announced a sweeping new plan to slow the latest COVID-19 surge. Most people at the open-air stadium Thursday...

Heavy rain from Ida forces Bonnaroo music fest to cancel

Aug. 31, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ida have forced Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee to cancel as organizers say the waterlogged festival grounds are unsafe for driving or camping. The annual festival was scheduled to start Thursday on the...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Aug. 31, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. Aug. 29, 2021. Editorial: Doing the right thing during a pandemic shouldn’t be controversial Doing the right thing is often difficult. But it shouldn’t be this hard or controversial, not during a pandemic,...

Delaware school district going virtual during Firefly

Aug. 26, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Students in one Delaware school district will switch to virtual classes for two days next month during the Firefly Music Festival. Capital School District Superintendent Dr. Vilicia Cade announced this week that classes will be held virtually on Sept....

Masks to be required in Oregon's outdoor public settings

Aug. 24, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People in Oregon, regardless of vaccination status, will once again be required to wear masks in most public outdoor settings — including large outdoor events where physical distancing is not possible — beginning Friday. The mandate, announced...

New Orleans tourism industry worries as coronavirus rages

Aug. 22, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's a neighborhood bar and restaurant, but for two extended weekends every year, the “regulars” at Liuzza's by the Track include an overflow crowd of tourists grabbing drinks and settling in for meals on their way in and out of the nearby New Orleans Jazz and...

'Unmute us': Marchers demand return of Dutch music festivals

Aug. 21, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch music fans have been banned for months from going to large-scale festivals due to coronavirus restrictions. On Saturday, the festivals came to them. Hundreds of performers and festival organizers held marches through six Dutch cities on Saturday...

Some Mississippi music venues requiring testing, vaccination

Aug. 21, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi concert venues are now requiring guests to provide proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 or show negative test results. The Lyric and Proud Larry’s in Oxford announced this week they would implement the requirements, The...

State fair returns with home-grown rockers Portugal. The Man

Aug. 19, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Portugal. The Man had it all going. The Wasilla-rooted band was riding the wave of their worldwide breakout in 2017 with their chart-topping hit ”Feel It Still,” which spawned massive tours, spots on late-night TV and a Grammy Award. ...