Singularity in Salt Lake City – a Socially Distant Bass Festival

A grip of the best bass music DJs have been announced as performers at Singularity, an upcoming socially distanced “pod experience” in Utah.

The lineup for the music event, which will go down in Grantsville’s Utah Motorsports Campus facility, features 12th PlanetNGHTMREWhipped Cream, and Habstrakt, among many other major electronic music artists. The music festival will also feature a collaborative DJ set from Joyryde and Ghastly, whose performance is billed as GHOST RYDR.

Singularity is scheduled for April 30th to May 2nd, 2021. Organizers have said that it will be socially distanced and that it “follows all current local and state health guidelines.” The festival’s website also notes that masks are mandatory and must be worn at all times.

As vaccine delivery across the country continues to ramp up, the number of COVID-19 cases in Utah has steadily declined. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that over the past week, the total number of new cases was 4,500, down from 5,441 seven days prior. However, the amount of deaths in the state has risen. The Tribune notes that there were 83 new deaths over the past week, an increase of 24 from the week prior.

Tickets to Singularity on sale now – you can purchase them here.

Coachella 2021 Cancelled; to Return in 2022

The next iteration of Coachella will be held in April of 2022, according to insight from “two industry sources with knowledge of the situation,” Variety reports. Notably, representatives for Goldenvoice (Coachella’s promoter) and AEG Presents (its parent company) either declined to respond or did not reply to Variety‘s requests for comment. If the Indio Valley affair is indeed making the move to April 2022, Stagecoach, which traditionally takes place the weekend after Coachella, will likely follow suit, Variety reports. At present, Coachella organizers have not responded to the claim that the festival will be postponed to 2022.

In January, Coachella officials announced that the event’s April 2021 dates—April 9 – 11 and 16 – 18—were cancelled, marking the third time in less than one year that the festival was forced to postpone due to COVID-19-related health concerns. Speculation swirled that Coachella would push its 2021 installment to October, though no Coachella affiliates confirmed the supposed plan for a fall relocation.

Electric Forest Postponed to August 2021

Electric Forest has announced a postponement of their original 2021 festival dates after assessing ongoing “COVID-19 considerations.” Organizers posted the announcement on social media and their website, explaining that evolving nationwide discussions related to large gatherings, vaccination timelines, and social distancing regulations were a few of the key considerations when making the decision to postpone.

Organizers also share that if the festival does take place in 2021, it will now happen in August. This does not come as a surprise given the White Lake Beacon reported in January that the Rothbury Village Council approved dates in June as well as securing two additional alternative weekends for the festival in August. According to Village clerk Carol Witzke, the alternate dates are August 12 – 15 and August 19 – 22, which were reported when the 2021 festival date was announced in January.

The announcement verbiage indicates that a 2021 festival is still uncertain. With reopening looking more promising amid vaccination efforts in addition to festivals implementing entry standards requiring either a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination, there is certainly a hopeful path forward for events like Electric Forest. 2021 would be Electric Forest’s rescheduled 10th anniversary celebration, and organizers will keep attendees updated on the status of the festival here.

Coachella & Stagecoach 2021 Postponed

For the third time in less than a year, Coachella is being forced to postpone its dates. The festival’s planned return was slated for April 9 – 11 and 16 – 18, though organizers will now be forced to look for two new weekends following an announcement from Dr. Cameron Kaiser, the public health officer for Riverside County where Coachella takes place.

As of last year, Coachella had Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and a highly anticipated Rage Against the Machine reunion booked as the festival’s headlining acts. In March of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the US, Coachella was forced to postpone, initially looking to lock in October dates. Then, in June of 2020, Coachella’s October dates had to be shelved as well, marking the first year since 2000 that the festival did not run.

In recent weeks, Glastonbury made a similar announcement, forgoing 2021, as well as Ultra Music Festival. Despite this month’s cancellations, Electric Forest does appear to be moving ahead in 2021 as planned.

Music Festivals Continue to get Postponed in 2021

Despite our high hopes, major music festivals continue to get postponed and canceled in 2021 — with two new announcements just this week.

First up, BPM Festival in Costa Rica has canceled its 2021 dates, following its other canceled event in Malta. New dates have been rescheduled to January 12-18, 2022 as coronavirus rages on.

The festival was set to headline Nicole MoudaberPaco OsunaDubfireLoco DiceLuciano, and more. At this rate, the lineup may likely change by the time the festival happens.

Per the statement below, ticket holders will be contacted with options soon. Read the full statement below for more info.

In addition, The Governors Ball in New York City has been pushed back to September 24 – 26, 2021. Organizers say they are working closely with city and state authorities to ensure a safe experience for attendees.

Lineup has yet to be announced. Ticketing and refund info can be sought out at

Tokyo Nightclubs Closed Amidst New Lockdown

The month-long measure impacts four neighboring regions that include Tokyo and Yokohama. It comes amid a third wave of coronavirus cases across the country—this week, the daily number of new infections in Tokyo crossed the 2,000 mark for the first time.

In a state of emergency, authorities can request businesses to close or shorten hours. Several clubs in Tokyo have already indicated they will be complying with such requests.

Oath, Aoyama Tunnel and Red Bar have released a joint statement saying they will be closed from January 7th. Vent, a four year-old venue, will cancel events this weekend, it posted on social media.

Experimental space Forestlimit said it will change its business hours among other measures. Bonobo, a two-storey club, will close for the entire state of emergency period, owner Koichi Seike announced on social media.

Contact will be closed nearly every day during the emergency period, club director Yuko Ichikawa told Resident Advisor. The venue expects to receive 60,000 yen ($577 USD) per day from the government, which she says is “not enough but better than last time.” This is Tokyo’s second state of emergency since the pandemic first hit.

Bars and restaurants, meanwhile, will be asked to stop serving alcohol by 7 PM while residents are encouraged to avoid non-essential outings at night, according to the Japan Times. Officials are also looking to pass a law that would fine businesses defying closure requests, the newspaper noted.

Ticketmaster / Live Nation Planning For Return to Full Scale Shows by Summer 2021

Recently Live Nation‘s CEO Michael Rapino confirmed that the company is planning a return to full-scale shows by summer 2021. The projection was followed by an immediate stock jump after an efficacy report on Pfizer and BioNTech’s co-developed COVID-19 vaccine, in which it was said to be more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Billboard reports, that upon purchasing a ticket fans would need to verify via third-party health apps that they have already been vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 approximately 24 – 72 hours prior to shows. In the article, Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich explains,

“Ticketmaster’s goal is to provide enough flexibility and options that venues and fans have multiple paths to return to events, and is working to create integrations to our API and leading digital ticketing technology as we will look to tap into the top solutions based on what’s green-lit by officials and desired by clients.”

The plan, which is still in it’s early stages of development, will rely on the Ticketmaster digital ticket app, third-party health information companies like Clear Health Pass or IBM’s Digital Health Pass, and testing and vaccine distribution providers like LabCorp and the CVSMinute Clinic. Ticketmaster will reportedly not store or access medical records under the plan nor hasn’t established a date for when it will halt proactive COVID-19 safety measures.

Club Space Miami Officially Reopening This Weekend

The first indoor nightclub is set to reopen in Miami this weekend. After mixed messages from the Governor of Florida and the Mayor of Miami, Club Space has set their reopening date for this Friday – with some strict COVID precautions.

In line with social distancing, the reimagined Club Space won’t have a dance floor, but will be aiming for a loft-centric venue with a “Jurassic jungle meets hippie market” twist. In addition, the club will be asking patrons to wear masks at the door and when leave your designated area, limit physical contact, and follow the simple sanitization and 20-second hand-wash guidelines posted throughout the venue.

On Saturday October 10th doors will open at 4 pm and close at 11 pm. The Martinez Brothers will be on the decks.

On Sunday October 11th doors will open at 6 am right on time to see the sunrise and close at 11 pm.

If all goes well, the following weekend will feature Maceo Plex.

There are two different parts of the venue – Club Space Terrace and The Ground at Space. Tickets/entry is only available by reservations.

Other indoor nightclubs in various cities world wide have been shut down after Coronavirus outbreaks were traced back to nightlife venues. Only time will tell if these measures are enough to prevent a similar outbreaks.

EDC 2020 Cancelled

Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the world’s largest annual dance festivals, has abandoned plans to try and reschedule the 150,000-person-per-day festival held at the Las Vegas Speedway to October.

Originally scheduled for May 15-17, the festival created by Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella with a 2020 lineup featuring more than 200 artists, including Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Major Lazer was first postponed in April and given a new October 2-4 date.

On Sunday (Aug. 2), Rotella announced on Instagram that the festival was being moved again, this time to May 21-23, effectively ending any prospects that the 2020 festival would return.
“The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you,” Rotella wrote. “We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today.”

The spread of the coronavirus and the devastating toll COVID-19 has taken on countries around the world has led to a complete shutdown of the live entertainment business, leading to billions in expected losses for companies such as Live Nation, which owns Insomniac. Most promoters now say the touring business won’t resume until the majority of the population has been vaccinated.

Read Rotella’s full announcement below:

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@EDC_LasVegas UPDATE: I know you’ve been waiting a long time & I want to THANK YOU for being so patient. Some have questioned why we haven’t postponed yet & I want to let you know what we’ve been up to. The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Regardless, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe & work so hard throughout the process. This whole experience has truly been a wild ride. Here I am, a rave promoter, finding myself talking to biopharmaceutical companies about diagnostic tests for a novel virus while working with Nevada’s most prominent government officials. I’ve felt a lot of pressure wanting to come through for all of you & after taking time to exhaust every possible option, I can feel confident knowing this is the right decision. We are officially postponing EDC Las Vegas 2020 & will be returning May 21+22+23 of 2021 to celebrate 25 years of EDC. To everyone who chose to hang onto their ticket & stick with us during this time, THANK YOU! You’re the most amazing community I could ever hope to be a part of. It means the world to me. We would not be able to do any of this without your support. All 2020 passes, including Camp EDC & shuttles, will be honored for the new 2021 dates & will automatically transfer over. For those who would like a refund, go to Because some of you won’t be able to make the rescheduled dates, any tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 that become available will go back on sale Thursday, August 6 at 10am PT. Insomniac has been built on never giving up. We’re already working hard on next year’s show & we’ll be back with more energy than ever for our 25 Year Celebration. Until then— Peace, Love, Stay Positive & I’ll See You Under the Electric Sky!💜✨

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O Beach & Ibiza Rocks Reopening for 2020 Summer Season

Excellent news emerging from San Antonio this morning, now that tourism has officially been given the green light to recommence. The town’s favourite open-air party venues, O Beach and Ibiza Rocks Hotel, have simultaneously announced they are reopening on 1 July. Both venues promise a return to their unique poolside atmosphere, but with a slightly more laid-back soundtrack for summer 2020 provided by their superb resident DJs.

Obviously, there have been changes forced upon the original entertainment line-ups, which are still yet to be fully finalised, and strict social distancing measures mean that reservations will be made for table parties only. We will update with more information about the replacement parties and how to book them, as soon as we have it.

One thing is for certain, San Antonio will still be offering the best pool parties on the island. Now, if PikesAmnesia and Zoo Project were to follow suit, this could be shape up to make San An THE place to be for a fantastic summer in 2020!