Boomtown aims to plant one million trees to help tackle climate emergency

Boomtown, the UK’s largest independent music and arts festival and its 2020 charity partner TreeSisters, a grassroots movement that supports the restoration of the planet through tropical reforestation and the empowerment of women, have announced an ambitious target; to plant one million trees this year.
With growing concern around the climate crisis, the 66,000 capacity

Rainbow Serpent Festival will return in April

After bushfires forced festival organisers to postpone this year’s Rainbow Serpent Festival, the event will make its triumphant return this Easter.
As a result of bushfire damage to the festival’s Lexton site and safety concerns, the Rainbow Serpent crew made alternate plans for this year’s festival. Having operated over the January long weekend for 22

Berlin clubs seek recognition as cultural institutions in parliament presentation

Clubs in Berlin are fighting to gain the same cultural recognition as opera houses, concert halls and theatres.
They are classified currently as “entertainment venues” alongside brothels and casinos, but seek the legal status that would protect them from gentrification in the German capital.
On Wednesday (12th February) a group dedicated to protecting the capital’s nightlife

The Secret DJ on what makes a good DJ great

I am not a superior being. I’ve just been DJing an absurdly long time. That is all. And when you’ve been doing it a long time there are some things you spot in other DJs that perhaps others do not. Good things. Things that shout ‘professional’. They’re often subtle. Small, even. But short of sniffing each


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