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Ibiza to Reopen to Tourism by June 2021

Ibiza will be able to “reopen safely” as of June, Spain’s tourism minister says.

Back in March, the Spanish government announced that a vaccine passport to allow tourists to enter Spain — including Ibiza and the rest of the Balearic Islands — would be operational by June. Now, Spain’s general secretary of Digital Health, Information and Innovation has announced that recently-developed COVID-19 passports — officially recognised as Digital Green Certificates — will allow EU residents to enter the country without coronavirus testing or quarantine. 

The certificate, which is presented as a digital QR code, is expected to be operational by June and will advise on the holder’s immunity status – ie. vaccinated, recently tested negative, or recently recovered.

Following the announcement, Spain’s tourism minister, Reyes Maroto, said in a press conference that the certificates would allow Spain to “reopen safely” and be “pioneers” in global tourism following the coronavirus pandemic, as well as providing “safe mobility” for tourists.

Tourism is one of the most crucial industries in Spain, especially in nightclub hotspot Ibiza. Spain welcomes approximately 80 millions tourists a year, with the industry providing over 12% of the country’s GDP.

Earlier this year, Ibiza club Amnesia announced its closing party for the 2021 season, set to take place on 23rd October. Amnesia is the first Ibiza superclub to confirm that it plans to host events this year, and has opted to announce its season of parties in reverse order as a precautionary measure. The club said in an official announcement that it is “presenting the end but leaving the start open”.

The world’s best-known party island, Ibiza has been heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Frequent restriction changes, extortionate fines and bans on dancing, parties and smoking have affected the music and hospitality industries hugely. But while it’s hit locals hard, the pause in summer season has also given time for a reset and for the White Isle to regenerate.

Coachella 2021 Cancelled; to Return in 2022

The next iteration of Coachella will be held in April of 2022, according to insight from “two industry sources with knowledge of the situation,” Variety reports. Notably, representatives for Goldenvoice (Coachella’s promoter) and AEG Presents (its parent company) either declined to respond or did not reply to Variety‘s requests for comment. If the Indio Valley affair is indeed making the move to April 2022, Stagecoach, which traditionally takes place the weekend after Coachella, will likely follow suit, Variety reports. At present, Coachella organizers have not responded to the claim that the festival will be postponed to 2022.

In January, Coachella officials announced that the event’s April 2021 dates—April 9 – 11 and 16 – 18—were cancelled, marking the third time in less than one year that the festival was forced to postpone due to COVID-19-related health concerns. Speculation swirled that Coachella would push its 2021 installment to October, though no Coachella affiliates confirmed the supposed plan for a fall relocation.

Music Festivals Continue to get Postponed in 2021

Despite our high hopes, major music festivals continue to get postponed and canceled in 2021 — with two new announcements just this week.

First up, BPM Festival in Costa Rica has canceled its 2021 dates, following its other canceled event in Malta. New dates have been rescheduled to January 12-18, 2022 as coronavirus rages on.

The festival was set to headline Nicole MoudaberPaco OsunaDubfireLoco DiceLuciano, and more. At this rate, the lineup may likely change by the time the festival happens.

Per the statement below, ticket holders will be contacted with options soon. Read the full statement below for more info.

In addition, The Governors Ball in New York City has been pushed back to September 24 – 26, 2021. Organizers say they are working closely with city and state authorities to ensure a safe experience for attendees.

Lineup has yet to be announced. Ticketing and refund info can be sought out at govball.com.

Ticketmaster / Live Nation Planning For Return to Full Scale Shows by Summer 2021

Recently Live Nation‘s CEO Michael Rapino confirmed that the company is planning a return to full-scale shows by summer 2021. The projection was followed by an immediate stock jump after an efficacy report on Pfizer and BioNTech’s co-developed COVID-19 vaccine, in which it was said to be more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Billboard reports, that upon purchasing a ticket fans would need to verify via third-party health apps that they have already been vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 approximately 24 – 72 hours prior to shows. In the article, Ticketmaster president Mark Yovich explains,

“Ticketmaster’s goal is to provide enough flexibility and options that venues and fans have multiple paths to return to events, and is working to create integrations to our API and leading digital ticketing technology as we will look to tap into the top solutions based on what’s green-lit by officials and desired by clients.”

The plan, which is still in it’s early stages of development, will rely on the Ticketmaster digital ticket app, third-party health information companies like Clear Health Pass or IBM’s Digital Health Pass, and testing and vaccine distribution providers like LabCorp and the CVSMinute Clinic. Ticketmaster will reportedly not store or access medical records under the plan nor hasn’t established a date for when it will halt proactive COVID-19 safety measures.

Lavo Launches Supper Club Party Every Sunday

The party vibe in Las Vegas certainly toned down during the coronavirus pandemic, with nightclubs remaining closed, pool parties converting to tamer pool lounges for adults only, and bars that don’t serve food forced to close. Still, some restaurant owners want to keep the party going with tweaks to the experience that still feel like a celebration.

Lavo Italian Restaurant at the Palazzo was always known for its weekend party brunch, and with all restaurants limited to 50 percent capacity, with mask mandates statewide when customers are walking to and from their tables, the restaurant came up with a new way to party. On Sunday, Lavo launches Dolce, a supper club experience starting at 9:30 p.m. The restaurant features live entertainment and a DJ every Sunday. The menu includes the restaurant’s signature one-pound meatball, along with seafood, pasta, and steaks, while diners watch performances unfold.

As the night progresses, interactive desserts along decanter and bottle service emerge to extend the evening. The new Tartufo Fantasia, a Neapolitan gelato cake, joins the menu with Sicilian pistachios and a popping candy chocolate shell, unveiled by poured flaming hot syrup that exposes the dessert inside. This dessert can be ordered on its own or combined into a full sweets tasting menu and even paired with Champagne and spirits.

Book your table for upcoming events on the Discotech app.

EDC 2020 Cancelled

Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the world’s largest annual dance festivals, has abandoned plans to try and reschedule the 150,000-person-per-day festival held at the Las Vegas Speedway to October.

Originally scheduled for May 15-17, the festival created by Insomniac Founder Pasquale Rotella with a 2020 lineup featuring more than 200 artists, including Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, David Guetta and Major Lazer was first postponed in April and given a new October 2-4 date.

On Sunday (Aug. 2), Rotella announced on Instagram that the festival was being moved again, this time to May 21-23, effectively ending any prospects that the 2020 festival would return.
“The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you,” Rotella wrote. “We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today.”

The spread of the coronavirus and the devastating toll COVID-19 has taken on countries around the world has led to a complete shutdown of the live entertainment business, leading to billions in expected losses for companies such as Live Nation, which owns Insomniac. Most promoters now say the touring business won’t resume until the majority of the population has been vaccinated.

Read Rotella’s full announcement below:

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@EDC_LasVegas UPDATE: I know you’ve been waiting a long time & I want to THANK YOU for being so patient. Some have questioned why we haven’t postponed yet & I want to let you know what we’ve been up to. The team & I have spent the last several months working to create a plan that would allow us to produce a safe event for you. We wanted to implement a free two-step testing program, one test at home before traveling to Las Vegas & another test at the venue when you arrived, in addition to many other enhanced safety protocols. Unfortunately, we just learned that the medical advances necessary to pull this off will not be ready in time, which is why I’m making this announcement today. Regardless, I’m proud of our team for continuing to believe & work so hard throughout the process. This whole experience has truly been a wild ride. Here I am, a rave promoter, finding myself talking to biopharmaceutical companies about diagnostic tests for a novel virus while working with Nevada’s most prominent government officials. I’ve felt a lot of pressure wanting to come through for all of you & after taking time to exhaust every possible option, I can feel confident knowing this is the right decision. We are officially postponing EDC Las Vegas 2020 & will be returning May 21+22+23 of 2021 to celebrate 25 years of EDC. To everyone who chose to hang onto their ticket & stick with us during this time, THANK YOU! You’re the most amazing community I could ever hope to be a part of. It means the world to me. We would not be able to do any of this without your support. All 2020 passes, including Camp EDC & shuttles, will be honored for the new 2021 dates & will automatically transfer over. For those who would like a refund, go to edclasvegas.com/verify. Because some of you won’t be able to make the rescheduled dates, any tickets for EDC Las Vegas 2021 that become available will go back on sale Thursday, August 6 at 10am PT. Insomniac has been built on never giving up. We’re already working hard on next year’s show & we’ll be back with more energy than ever for our 25 Year Celebration. Until then— Peace, Love, Stay Positive & I’ll See You Under the Electric Sky!💜✨

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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.