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Back in August, behemoth concert promoter AEG Presents stated that come Oct. 1, the company’s events — such as Coachella, Day N Vegas, Firefly, Hangout, Electric Forest, and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and others — would require full COVID vaccination for entry, with no exception for negative test results. Now, however, that appears to have changed — for Coachella 2022, anyway.

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California festivals’ policy reversal appears to contradict parent company AEG’s directive For more, check out: (Source)

Things didn't go quite as planned at the 1999 fest. Continue reading…

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As the delta variant threatens the live music industry’s planned return to normalcy, artists and promoters have been instituting various policies intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at concerts and festivals. Many have adopted something similar to Jason Isbell’s policy requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test from within the previous 48 to 72 hours. But the gargantuan promoter AEG Presents just took it a step further: Starting Oct. 1, the company’s events will require full vaccination for entry, with no exception for negative test results.

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Ocean was originally scheduled to headline in 2020, but pulled out after festival was rescheduled to 2022 For more, check out: (Source)


Back in January of 2020, when the world remained naive about the forthcoming impact of coronavirus, Coachella announced its 2020 lineup. The headliners were Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, and the reunited Rage Against The Machine. Since then, rumors and speculation have proliferated about when the festival might finally return, and at the start of this summer Goldenvoice confirmed two weekends in April 2022 for what will be the first Coachella in three years. And now, in an LA Times feature, Goldenvoice president Paul Tollett has revealed that all three of those 2020 headliners are still booked to headline Coachella — just not in the same year.

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How does it feel to have written one of the biggest pop songs of the last 20 years, or possibly ever? Don’t ask Wally De Backer. Ten years ago, the Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter known to the world as Gotye achieved the kind of massive, world-conquering hit that few even dream of releasing: the oceanic, soaring soft-rock juggernaut “Somebody That I Used To Know.” The song (released 7/5/11) was a duet with New Zealand singer Kimbra from Gotye’s third album Making Mirrors, and it topped charts in nearly every place there’s a chart to top.

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The Just Like Heaven festival, which debuted in 2019, returns next May with a lineup topped by Interpol, Modest Mouse, the Shins and M.I.A.

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