Crew Nation set up to help fund live music crews

Live Nation has set up a new charitable fund to help support concert crews who have found themselves out of work due to the coronavirus epidemic. Crew Nation is a global relief fund set up for live music...

Grass Roots Music Fund Launched

A fund to support artists, venues and production companies hit by Coronavirus cancellations launched 31/03/2020, inviting music fans and related companies to support the grass roots music community decimated by the shutdown. The Grass Roots...


Montreux Jazz Festival to release over 50 concerts to stream for free

SWITZERLAND: Montreux Jazz Festival has announced the exclusive digital release of more than 50 concerts from its 54-year history. Thirty-five performances are now available to stream in full free of charge here. Fans will have the chance to experience iconic performances by some...

Viberate collates list of cancelled and postponed festivals

WORLDWIDE: With festival postponements and cancellations being announced across the world, Slovenia-based music data company Viberate has collated a comprehensive list of Sick Festivals that they are updating daily. The service monitors around 5,000 festivals worldwide and lets festivalgoers...

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 can download a selection of...

#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 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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 be used in hospitals...

Night Time Industries Association calls for UK government to freeze economy

UK: The Night Time Industries Association has released an open letter calling for the UK government to 'freeze' the economy, and provide more clarity on compensatory provisions available to the sector during the COVID-19 outbreak. "The...

Pol’and’Rock Festival organisers launch online platform to assist vulnerable citizens

POLAND: To offer assistance to some of Poland's most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation — organisers of Pol'and'Rock Festival — have launched an online platform that...

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 that failing to do...