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O Beach & Ibiza Rocks Reopening for 2020 Summer Season

Excellent news emerging from San Antonio this morning, now that tourism has officially been given the green light to recommence. The town’s favourite open-air party venues, O Beach and Ibiza Rocks Hotel, have simultaneously announced they are reopening on 1 July. Both venues promise a return to their unique poolside atmosphere, but with a slightly more laid-back soundtrack for summer 2020 provided by their superb resident DJs.

Obviously, there have been changes forced upon the original entertainment line-ups, which are still yet to be fully finalised, and strict social distancing measures mean that reservations will be made for table parties only. We will update with more information about the replacement parties and how to book them, as soon as we have it.

One thing is for certain, San Antonio will still be offering the best pool parties on the island. Now, if PikesAmnesia and Zoo Project were to follow suit, this could be shape up to make San An THE place to be for a fantastic summer in 2020!

Pacha Ibiza Closed for 2020 Due to Coronavirus

Pacha Group has today confirmed that Pacha Ibiza does not intend to open for the remainder of 2020.

CEO Nick McGabe announced that his team had made the “painful and difficult” decision, based on the recent guidelines issued by the Balearic government.

Nick continued, “we will follow the recommendations of the administration in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of employees and customers.”

This marks the first time in its celebrated 52-year history that the venue will stay shut for summer.

Pacha now joins Privilege and TNL’s venues Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza in cancelling their season. This does not affect the company’s other businesses on the island, Destino Pacha Resort (only the hotel, there will be no clubbing events) and Lío (with no dancefloor), which are both scheduled to open in July.

Marquee Dayclub and Nightclub Reopen in Las Vegas

After closing for 3 months due to coronavirus, Marquee Dayclub and Nightclub are reopen!

Marquee Dayclub is now reopen as “Marquee Pool” on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 AM to sunset. There will be some changes – instead of the usual roster of big name DJs and artists, Marquee Pool will feature local talent spinning Top 40 for now. In addition, there will not be general admission, tickets or guest list – it’s going to be table reservations only with a strict cap on the number of guests per table. Book your table for Marquee Dayclub here!

Marquee Nightclub will be open for nighttime pool-side fun on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9 PM, beginning June 26.

“The Pool Marquee At Night” will feature a live DJ at the pool from 9 p.m. to close as well as bottle service and specialty cocktails. The Boombox Room inside the adjoining Marquee Nightclub will also reopen as a lounge with an open-format DJ. No general admission or guest list is available for Marquee Nightclub yet either.

Casinos in Nevada were permitted to reopen on Thurs., June 4 provided they restrict occupancy and have a safety and sanitation plan in place.

Daylight Beach Club Reopens July 2

After closing its doors in March due to COVID-19 concerns, Daylight Beach at Mandalay Bay will reopen on Thurs. July 2 – just in time for July 4th weekend.

Daylight Beach will offer an adult-only pool experience to guests 21 and older, featuring music, a diverse food menu, bottle service and a variety of craft and frozen cocktails.

They aren’t bringing back the big DJs and artists yet, instead featuring local DJ talent playing top 40 / open format music.

“We have implemented extraordinary measures to safeguard both our guests and employees to ensure a low-risk environment with health and safety at the forefront,” said operators Play Management in a statement.

There will NOT be any general admission or guest list to start – guests must make a daybed or cabana reservation to be enter, with a strict limit on guests permitted at each table due to social distancing requirements.

Daylight will operate Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the full list of Daylight Beach operating dates here.

Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled

The 2020 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival put on by promoter Goldenvoice has been canceled in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to Riverside County officials. The Stagecoach Country Music Festival has also been canceled.

Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser signed an order June 10 canceling the popular festivals, which draw 250,000 and 85,000 people annually, citing concerns of another wave of COVID-19 in the fall. A similar order was signed by Kaiser in March, which allowed for the festivals to be rescheduled to October.

The cancellation news came the same day another Southern California entertainment institution, the Disneyland Resort, announced plans to reopen in mid-July.

Kaiser said it was “important to distinguish” what’s going on now compared to what the information shows for the future.

“We expect that there’s going to be sporadic outbreaks in the summer,” he said, noting that indicators point to another wave in the fall and that there’s no vaccine or treatments in the pipeline, which would be required for the festivals to take place, as they are under Stage 4 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s multi-stage plan to reopen the state.

Kaiser said that given the amount of preparation and organization that goes into the festivals, ordering the cancellation “makes the most sense to do now.”

Coachella happens annually at the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio. This would have been the festival’s 21st year.

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First Las Vegas Pool Party Reopen after Coronavirus

The first Las Vegas pool party has opened since the Strip was closed down in mid-March due to the outbreak of coronavirus that drew the city’s entertainment industry to a halt.

However, the usual scenes of wild drunken antics were replaced with a more subdued atmosphere, with social distancing reportedly encouraged, surfaces cleaned vigorously, and pools almost empty.

Thursday saw many of the city’s famous hotel casinos reopen, including MGM Resorts International’s Bellagio, MGM Grand, New York-New York and Signature, while Caesars Entertainment reopened Caesars Palace, Flamingo and Harrah’s.

However, while MGM said that it intended to keep nightclubs and pool parties closed, The Flamingo has opted to reopen its pool parties, with the first being opened to the public on Thursday.

Photos released on Thursday from parties showed the pools were fairly quiet compared to what would have typically been seen prior to the closures.

Small groups or individual sun-seekers were spotted in the water, sunbathing by the pool, or propping up the bars as bikini-clad staff served drinks.

The staff could also be seen cleaning working to keep the pool and surfaces around it particular clean to help reduce the risk of the virus spreading among the revelers.

While experts believe coronavirus cannot remain infection in pool water, there is still a risk it can spread through the air around pools.

Speaking to The Atlantic, Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Columbia University, explained that people in close-proximity with each other at a pool party are at greater risk than if someone was swimming laps.

‘If someone is swimming laps, that would be pretty safe as long as they’re not spitting water everywhere,’ she said. ‘But a Las Vegas–type pool party, that would be less safe, because people are just hanging out and breathing on each other.’

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Cle Dayclub Hosts Massive Pool Party over MDW

On the first weekend that Texas governor Greg Abbott allowed bars and clubs across the state to reopen their doors, a Houston nightclub went viral thanks to its massive crowds.

The viral frenzy began on Sunday, when video of the completely packed club was posted to Twitter. In the video, there’s nary a mask in sight, and social distancing guidelines are definitely not being followed, much less Abbott’s 25 percent occupancy limit on bars. The short video clip, which was originally posted to Instagram, has been viewed more than 600,000 times.

To be sure, even though Cle was the Houston bar that got the most attention for breaking the rules this weekend, it wasn’t the only one. Houston Fire Department chief Samuel Pena said on Sunday that the HFD fielded about 300 complaints of businesses violating the order over the weekend.

“A photo was sent to me and there are others on social media of crowds in clubs/bars ignoring the 25% occupancy requirement, no social distancing and no masks,” Houston mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted. “I want us to move forward but this will set us back.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr Parties at Scottsdale Nightclub Over Memorial Day Weekend

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr was filmed partying inside a busy nightclub, without a face mask, over the Memorial Day weekend.

Mr Mayweather Jr was filmed at the International Boutique Nightclub in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona, on Saturday, according to TMZ Sports.

At the busy event, people were filmed not following social distancing guidelines and not wearing face masks.

Arizona started easing its lockdown measures earlier this month, and, currently, businesses such as salons and restaurants are allowed to open, but only if they follow strict social distancing guidelines.

Scottsdale mayor Jim Lane was critical of the event at the nightclub, but did not mention the boxer by name.

Nightlife Returns in China as Lockdowns Ease

SHANGHAI – Nightclubs in China have mostly come back to life as owners and customers feel increasingly comfortable the novel coronavirus epidemic is under control, but disinfectant, disposable cups and masks have become part of the experience.

At 44KW, a club for electronic music lovers in the financial hub of Shanghai, customers sat, danced and mingled with little sign of social distancing on the weekend.

The club re-opened in mid-March after closing for about six weeks, but it took a while for business to get back to normal.

“There really weren’t many clients as most people were quite worried about their safety,” said Charles Guo, founder of 44KW.

“Our client flow began to recover quickly towards the end of April”, Guo said, adding that business was back to last year’s average levels by mid-May.

But not everything is like the old days.

The club checks the temperature of every customer and gets them to register their details.

Staff, including bouncers, bartenders and waiters wear masks and gloves all the time. Customers don’t have to wear masks but many do.

Some glasses have been replaced with plastic cups and the club has installed hand sanitizer dispensers throughout.

Door handles and toilets are disinfected every hour while the entire club is disinfected every day before and after opening, Guo said.

Clubs have been at the centre of coronavirus flare-ups in other Asian cities. A cluster of cases linked to clubs emerged in South Korea this month, triggering fears of a second wave of infections and leading to clubs and bars being shut again.

“I checked with my friends about what types of precautions were taken at each venue before deciding which one to go,” 23-year-old clubber Cao Douzi told Reuters outside 44KW.

China, where the coronavirus emerged late last year, has seen a sharp fall in cases since March.

Berlin Nightlife Reopens after COVID-19 – Without Dancing

Despite being capital of European coronavirus cup champion Germany, a question mark looms over Berlin’s world-famous clubbing scene, where thousands used to dance, sweat, and bosh drugs together nightly.

The issue here should be obvious – if you need a clue, it begins with C – so the city’s techno temples are attempting a pivot to that well-known nightclub specialty of… pizza.

Berliner Zeitung reports that a number of popular nightspots are repurposing the opening permit for the food industry to save their own.

There’s just one little hitch: No dancing allowed.

Those fortunate enough to have outdoor areas like Sisyphos, Birgit & Bier, and Rummels Bay are mulling a transition to become beer gardens that serve booze and pizza from late afternoon until 10pm.

Music will be played, of course, but sweaty gyrating against a fellow patron is a big no-no as social distancing must still be observed. Guests and staff will be required to wear the now-ubiquitous face mask. Customers must also stay seated in Birgit, with the only reason to get up being “if you have to use the toilet.” Good times.

Owners told the paper that they’re sceptical, but the clubbing industry is facing an existential threat. Current government guidance is for the clubs to return “at the end of the year at the earliest, more likely in 2021”. Whether there will be any left to pick up the torch by then is uncertain.

Ipse boss Tom Szana said: “As a club, you lose your unique selling point. You’re just another beer garden.” But he added that the potential for infection in the industry was too great to do much else. “I would be reluctant to ensure that the numbers increase again and the opening for everyone is therefore delayed.”

For some, it makes no economic sense to open even if they do have open-air space. The Yaam, for example, has 5,000 square metres outdoors. It’d normally have the capacity for 700 people, but only 200 fit under social distancing.

Boss man Geoffrey Vasseur told the Zeitung that he would have to hire more staff to reopen, but then the business would be hit by deferred rents. “We just can’t afford to make any more losses,” he said.

So begins the slow road to recovery in a post corona world…