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A weekly curation of the top business and cultural news from around the music festival world.
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    Ready To Rave? 90% Say Yes!

    Ready To Rave? 90% Say Yes!

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    Articles Discussed in this Episode:


    No Big Tents And Surprisingly Clean Toilets: What Festivals Could Look Like This Summer
    Everywhen arts festival denied permit on Black Rock playa; organizers seeking new location
    Tomorrowland Plans 2022 Comeback With a Month-Long Festival
    Elon Musk is hosting Burning Man and it’s even better than you can imagine
    Kate Nash Wants to Tackle Sexual Assault in the Festival Industry, and She Needs Your Help
    Are You Ready To Go Back To Raving? 90% Say They Are
    Electric Forest Is Now Looking For Dates In August
    Imagine Music Festival Unveils Star-Studded Lineup For 2021
    Tomorrowland Winter 2022 dates are here
    Shambhala 2021 Postponement Announcement

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    Music Festivals 2021: Where Are We Headed?

    Music Festivals 2021: Where Are We Headed?

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    Music Festivals in 2021: Where Are We Headed?
    Festival Season 2021 is Packed Into 2 Weekends – But is it Realistic?
    Three ways technology can help revive the music industry
    Why Underplayed is an important but flawed documentary on misogyny in EDM
    Burning Man Tells Camps To Start Planning for Possible 2021 Event
    New Survey Reveals COVID-19 Has Influenced DJs to Stop Pursuing Music Careers
    Tomorrowland Officially Moves to End of August
    Coachella Skips Fall, Shifts to April 2022
    Pasquale Rotella Says "Nothing Has Changed" With EDC Las Vegas 2021 Dates
    Steve Aoki on the Future of Digital Art: "NFTs are a Juggernaut That Cannot Be Stopped"
    Nifty Gateway Founders on Embracing NFT’s

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    Dance Music Struggling For Groove

    Dance Music Struggling For Groove

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    UK’s Festival Season Faces Setback Without Insurance in Spring Budget
    Lightning in a Bottle Reschedules Next In-Person Event to 2022
    SXSW Online XR
    REPORT: Festival Organizers Push for Vaccine Passports at Events
    Inside Fly Ranch, Burning Man’s Permanent Space in the Nevada Desert
    LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch Video
    Electronic cities: between COVID and gentrification, dance music is struggling to find its groove again

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    Burning Man’s Principles Reinvent Corporate America

    Burning Man’s Principles Reinvent Corporate America

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    Daft Punk Mutually Splits After 28 Amazing Years
    2020 Diversity + Radical Inclusion Town Hall: What We Heard and What We’re Doing
    Pasquale Rotella Confirms EDC Las Vegas and Beyond Wonderland's 2021 Dates Still On—For Now
    Dirtybird and She Is The Music Partner for Womxn In Music Digital Festival
    Every music festival will likely have an App by 2025
    How Burning Man’s Principles Can Reinvent Corporate America
    Video-- 2020 Diversity + Radical Inclusion Town Hall

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    15 Black Artists Shaping Electronic Dance Music

    15 Black Artists Shaping Electronic Dance Music

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    Capturing love, drugs and debauchery at music festivals around the world
    Berlin Police Show Up at 200 Person Rave That Turned Out To Be a Livestream
    Burning Man 2021 Update: "We Just Don't Know Yet, K?"
    Study Reveals Techno As Least Effective Genre For Reducing Anxiety
    Ultra Sends 2021 Cancelation Emails Without Refund Option
    How Burning Man’s Principles Can Reinvent Corporate America
    15 Black Trailblazers Shaping the Future of Electronic Dance Music

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    We Probably Won’t See Live Music in 2021

    We Probably Won’t See Live Music in 2021

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    In Defence of Sex and Parties
    Burning Man Camps Already Backing Out of 2021 Over COVID-19 Concerns, Despite No Official Call
    UK Trials “Health Passports” For Entry Into Music Venues
    Elements Festival revolutionizing live music in a COVID-19 world
    We Probably Won’t See Live Music in 2021

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