Month: October 2021

Whilst Playground Festival’s silence towards… well, everyone continues – this blog takes a closer look at organisers Brian Traynor and Richard Scoular

The organisers behind Playground Festival have obviously decided to take an extra long weekend - starting from Wednesday. I struggle to find any other explanation for the fact they’ve basically all disappeared. Since Optimo (Escapio) posted on Tuesday night about their frankly terrible experience at the hands of the festival,…

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The British government’s furlough scheme has now ended – so can anyone explain how Northern Ireland nightclubs, which must legally remain closed, are meant to pay their bills? Because Stormont can’t explain it to this blog…

This week, I decided to send out a bunch of emails to government departments and ministers in Northern Ireland. Admittedly, this isn’t something I would normally choose to do - but I’m struggling to get an answer to a question. And judging by a couple of nightclubs in the province…

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Will there be cornflakes and toast available too? ADE moves its schedule to daytime hours in accordance with Dutch Covid rules – with some days starting as early as 6am!

Clubbers are traditionally late night people, it's pretty safe to say. If the opposite was true, festivals wouldn't be offering burgers, chips and pizzas to their customers. They'd be offering corn flakes, toast and Weetabix. And the bars would serve less in the way of Heineken, and more in the…

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