Category: The Editor Speaks

FESTIVAL SEASON 2020: WILL IT STILL GO AHEAD?

There is no doubt that the current Covid-19 pandemic has thrown the music business into complete and utter chaos, with tours cancelled, album releases delayed. With many countries taking different approaches to the issue of lockdowns, and some prohibiting mass public gatherings right through until the end of August, the summer festival season also finds itself in a state of flux, with some events able to proceed as planned but others, such as Wacken, having had their plugs pulled. The situation here in the Über Kingdom is extremely unclear, with no clear guidance coming from either central government or the devolved administrations as to how long the restrictions here might apply.

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OPINION: DON’T DISS THE FANS

Is there, or should there ever be, a point in any artist’s career whereby they lose respect for their fans – and, by doing so, display it in an openly disrespectful manner? The obvious answer is NO. But, it could be, quite defiantly, argued that Danish hard rockers Volbeat have reached just that nexus by their behaviour on their just completed UK tour – and especially by their antics in Belfast last night.

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