Coachella and Stagecoach festivals drop all Covid-related restrictions

( NBCNews.com ) The festivals will not require negative tests or vaccinations. After revealing last fall that vaccinations would not be required for entry, the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals have further revealed that there will no longer be any Covid-related barriers to entry at all, not even negative tests. Nor will a requirement to wear masks figure into the picture when millions of selfies go … Continue reading Coachella and Stagecoach festivals drop all Covid-related restrictions

Pharrell Slams ‘Toxic Energy’ of Hometown as Something in the Water’s Future Remains Uncertain

Rollingston.com Reps said info on the fest’s future was “coming soon,” as musician expressed frustration with the handling of the police killing of his cousin earlier this year Pharrell Williams slammed the leadership of his hometown of Virginia Beach and its “toxic energy” in an open letter regarding the future of his Something in the Water Festival. The letter, issued Tuesday, October 5th, was addressed to Virginia … Continue reading Pharrell Slams ‘Toxic Energy’ of Hometown as Something in the Water’s Future Remains Uncertain

Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Will LGBTQ Pride Fests Still Happen In 2020?

Billboard.com — On Thursday (March 12), the organizers of Los Angeles Pride announced what would have come as a shock just three weeks earlier: all of the planned celebrations around L.A. Pride’s 50th anniversary are postponed. But as anyone who’s been paying attention to the flood of event cancellations and postponements amid the global coronavirus pandemic knows, moves like this are beginning to feel common, … Continue reading Amid Coronavirus Concerns, Will LGBTQ Pride Fests Still Happen In 2020?

Essence Fest 2020 Moving Forward as Planned, Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Billboard.com —- Amid a growing lineup of postponed or canceled industry events in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Essence Communications has issued a statement that it is planning to proceed with its 2020 Essence Festival of Culture — at least for now. Scheduled for July 1-5 in New Orleans, the festival will feature headliners Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson. Noting that “our first priority will always be the safety … Continue reading Essence Fest 2020 Moving Forward as Planned, Despite Coronavirus Concerns