Everything that happened in the world of dance music this weekend
Fire At Boomtown Fair Engulfs 80 Cars
The campsite at Boomtown Fair has had to be evacuated after a huge blaze engulfed over 80 vehicles. Mercifully, no injuries have been reported and the festival was able to continue as normal. The 50,000 capacity event ran from Thursday to Sunday, with the blaze breaking out on Friday evening. You can read what we got up to at last year's event here.
A Man Has Been Arrested For Breaking Into David Guetta's House
A Polish man has been arrested after allegedly jumping the wall of Guetta's Ibizan residence whilst wielding a knife. He was spotted in the kitchen of the property on the west of the island and was later apprehended in a nightclub in Ibiza Town. Local news reports have speculated this is the second time the man has been caught entering the superstar DJs home.
Fabric Will Close Indefinitely As License Under Review
A shock announcement came to the capital's club scene as Fabric informed fans that it would be closed for the weekend, following two deaths at the venue in the past nine months. It has now been confirmed that the club will remain closed until the results of a license hearing with Islington council later this month. At the end of 2015 Fabric won a court battle against the council over the imposition of strict security measures including airport scanners and sniffer dogs.
There Are Currently More EDM Songs In The Top 10 Than In All Of 2015
Reports on the "death of EDM" have apparently been premature, as Forbes announced this week that there are currently more EDM songs in the Billboard Top 10 than in all of 2015. A total of four EDM songs are currently riding high in the American singles chart, with Calvin Harris and Rhianna - "This Is What You Came For" is leading the pack at No.3. Major Lazer's "Cold Water is in at No.5 while The chainsmokers, have both the No.6 and No.9 spots with "Don't Let Me Down" and "Closer". In all of 2015, only three tracks cracked the top ten - "Leon On", "Where Are U Now" and "Hey Mama".
Complaints Of A 36 Hour Rave Appear To Be Exaggerated
And finally, complaints from residents of Reddish Vale about a '36 hour rave' keeping them awake on Saturday night appear to have been exaggerated. After hearing of the complaints The Manchester Evening News dispatched a reported to investigate. The journalist found the party in question, but it apparently consisted of nothing more than "around 14 men and women with a generator and sound system". It seems like the 'rave in question' was more likely to be a boozy camping trip. Still, it's good to know that even after five years of austerity, the fun police are still out in force.
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15 Aug 2016