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Which festivals are going ahead and when do live gigs restart?

Which festivals are going ahead and when do live gigs restart?

Entertainment
Music fans have had a disappointing 12 months with festivals and gigs cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.But with the silver lining of lockdown easing on the horizon, many will be hoping they can get back into shows in the near future. Boris Johnson's COVID-19 roadmap says that from 17 May, fans may be able to get their first taste of live music for more than a year. No earlier than 21 June, as long as things go to plan, all limits on social contact will be removed. While some issues around mass events are still to be ironed out, the government is hoping to reopen nightclubs and lift restrictions on large gatherings such as festivals at this point.Below is a rolling list of live music shows - both festivals and touring acts - that have already revealed plans to hold events ...
Covid passport trials begin with live comedy night

Covid passport trials begin with live comedy night

Business
Getty ImagesA comedy night in Liverpool will be the first event to pilot the government's Covid passport scheme later this month.Ministers hope the passes will allow the safe return of sports matches, conferences and night clubs in England.They will include whether a person has been vaccinated, any recent negative test, or natural immunity determined by a recent positive test.Downing Street also confirmed countries will be in a risk-based "traffic light" system when foreign holidays resumes.Trials of the Covid passports will begin on 16 April with a show from the Hot Water Comedy Club in Liverpool and will continue through to mid-May.Other pilot events include the FA Cup semi final and final, the World Snooker Championship, an evening at a nightclub, a mass participation run, a business co...

Football news LIVE: Harry Kane to Real Madrid unlikely, Gareth Southgate’s advice to Jesse Lingard, ‘Jose Mourinho has held Gareth Bale back’

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, views and gossip. TOP HEADLINES: Harry Kane to Real Madrid transfer doubt raised amid reports Tottenham star would be ‘easier to land than Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland’ Andros Townsend defends under-fire Steve Bruce for giving Newcastle stars six days off during international break – […] talkSPORT

Tottenham dumped out by Dinamo Zagreb, Man United win in Milan, Arsenal through, no Liverpool stars in England squad as Lingard recalled – LIVE football news and reaction

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest sports news, views and gossip. Plus, we’ll bring you all the reaction to the Europa League games this evening as Manchester United and Arsenal progressed while Tottenham and Rangers went out. TOP HEADLINES: England squad: No Liverpool stars, while Watkins picked ahead of Bamford and Lingard gets […] talkSPORT