Music Festivals

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Co-founder of music Lollapalooza suggests concerts and festivals won't happen until 2022
Co-founder of music Lollapalooza suggests concerts and festivals won't happen until 2022
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According to Marc Geiger, one of the founders of the renowned music and art festival Lollapalooza, has stated in the Bob Lefsetz Podcast that he believes festivals and concerts will return "late 21, more likely 22".

He added that "super-spreader events" such as a music festival would not be a good idea during the Covid-19 pandemic as "the world has a very long, forced timeout".

Lollapalooza has announced to host an online festival as a replacement for the cancelled version this year.

Law
German court: Rejection by bouncer based on age is not discrimination
German court: Rejection by bouncer based on age is not discrimination
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The Munich District Court ruled last week that rejecting at a club door based on age does not constitute discrimination. A 44-year-old complained, who was already rejected by a security guard at a techno festival in 2017 and asked the organizer for compensation of € 1,000 due to discrimination.

The judge dismissed the complaint on the grounds that the organizer was interested in the selection of his guests.

Lifestyle
6.000 people at illegal raves in England - one dead

The police are investigating after 4.000 attended an illegal rave in Droylsden in North-Western England. According to reports, one 20-year-old man has died from an overdose of drugs. At an illegal rave with 2.000 attendees in Carrington near Manchester, an 18-year-old woman has reportedly been raped and one 18-year-old has been seriously injured after been stabbed with a knife. One person was arrested due to suspected weapon carriage. The raves violated the Covid-19 contact restrictions.

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Coachella Festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic
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According to Riverside County officials, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Stagecoach Country Music Festival have been cancelled. On June 10 Dr Cameron Kaiser the Riverside County Public Health Officer has signed an order to cancel the popular festivals over concerns of a second Covid-19 wave. This comes after the festivals had been moved to October after a similar order in March. The festivals were planned to sell 250,000 and 85,000 tickets respectively.