Tomorrowland denies access to 38 ticket holders deemed security threats

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Tomorrowland has taken a step in festival security that no other multi-day festival has before.

Organizers of the Boom, Belgium-based event are on the defensive this year for the festival’s twelfth iteration, with the threat of terrorism especially emphasized after the suicide bombing attack on Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman tour in Manchester. The evacuation of Nuremburg’s Rock am Ring in June after the receipt of a credible terror threat provided further cause for caution. Federal police in Belgium have acknowledged Tomorrowland’s screening of each and every ticket holder this year. 400,000 tickets were sold for the festival’s 2017 edition.

Belgian police officials evaluated ticket holders on what has since said to have been strict “criteria” by various Belgian media sources. While the details of that criteria have not been released in order to ensure the utmost level of effectiveness in the evaluation process, it is known that those barred entry to the festival were not rejected on the grounds of prior drug offenses. Thirty-eight ticket holders were refused access to the festival once the comprehensive screening was completed, the examination focusing on ticket holders’ respective potential for radical behavior. All staff members were screened along with ticket holders.

The mayors of Boom and Rumst lent Tomorrowland permission to screen the thousands of ticket holders. Due to a Tomorrowland ticket’s link to one’s full legal name and country of origin, the process was expedited and the information sought immediately obtained.

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Calvin Harris shares full track list for forthcoming album

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Though he’s shared the list of collaborators and featured artists for his upcoming album, Calvin Harris has kept the official track list for Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 close to the vest. Now, as the album’s June 30 release date inches closer, Calvin has finally disclosed what his fans are in for when the album drops, sharing the full track list to his star-studded new LP.

Mere days before the album’s release, the producer finally released the album’s ten track selection. The album includes collaborations with Ariana Grande, John Legend, Katy Perry, and many more. Hip-hop is well represented too, with Travis Scott, Lil Yachty, and D.R.A.M. featured on the album’s booming list of credits. Singles “Slide,” “Rollin” and “Feels” have already been released, teasing one of the most hotly-anticipated records of the summer and in just a few days, we’ll be hearing Funk Wav in its full glory. See the track list below:

  1. “Slide” ft. Frank Ocean and Migos
  2. “Cash Out” ft. Schoolboy Q, PartyNextDoor and D.R.A.M.
  3. “Heatstroke” ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande
  4. “Rollin” ft. Future and Khalid
  5. “Prayers Up” ft. Travis Scott and A-Trak
  6. “Holiday” ft. Snoop Dogg, John Legend and Takeoff
  7. “Skrt on Me” ft. Nicki Minaj
  8. “Feels” ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
  9. “Faking It” ft. Kehlani and Lil Yachty
  10. “Hard to Love” ft. Jessie Reyez

 

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Ariana Grande’s label donates $500k to Manchester Memorial Fund

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Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place after her concert in the city on May 22, is set to take place today, June 4. Ahead of the show, her record label Universal Music Group also showed their support for the city and Grande’s initiative.

The label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Memorial Fund, stating they were “proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.” Twenty-two lives were claimed that night along with an additional 59 wounded.

Grande will be joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharell Williams, and more at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the 4. All proceeds of the event will go to the British Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund.

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Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for victims of the Manchester terror attack, which took place after her concert in the city on May 22, is set to take place today, June 4. Ahead of the show, her record label Universal Music Group also showed their support for the city and Grande’s initiative.

The label donated $500,000 to the We Love Manchester Memorial Fund, stating they were “proud to stand with Ariana Grande and its other performing artists in their support for the victims and families affected by the Manchester attack.” Twenty-two lives were claimed that night along with an additional 59 wounded.

Grande will be joined by Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Pharell Williams, and more at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground on the 4. All proceeds of the event will go to the British Red Cross’ Manchester Emergency Fund.

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A few days ago, Manchester became the victim of an ISIS-claimed terror attack that took the lives of at least 22, injuring another 50. The attack targeted an Ariana Grande concert, with majority of the causalities being teenagers. In light of the vile attack, the city of Manchester rallied together, with different communities uniting to aid the authorities in disaster relief and rehabilitation services. Support is pouring in from all over the world, and now Ariana Grande is planning to return to the scene to help contribute to mending Manchester.

Sharing a lengthy, heartfelt statement on her Twitter page, the pop star announced that she plans to return to Manchester in the near future for a benefit concert and to spend time with the families of those affected. Read the full statement below:

 

While further details are awaited, it is heartwarming to see the entire global community come together in a show of resilience and solidarity.

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Live Nation increases security measures in wake of Manchester bombing

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In wake of the bombing in Manchester last weekend at an Ariana Grande concert, Live Nation has increased its security measures in hopes of preventing future catastrophes.

A notice issued to venues reads as follows:

“Due to enhanced security procedures, no bags or backpacks will be permitted into the venue except for small personal bags or purses (12″x12″x6″ max) or clear 1 gallon bags. All bags will be subject to a search. We encourage you to not bring in any bag whatsoever and make use of the express ‘no bag’ lanes.”

The statement was originally posted on Sasquatch Music Festival’s Facebook wall, but it has since been hidden. The extent of the new guidelines and how they will affect individual festivals has yet to be seen.

Live Nation is the company behind some of the country’s biggest festivals, such as EDC Las Vegas, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and more.

View the full notice below:

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Featured image via Live Nation.

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Ariana Grande, others speak out following Manchester tragedy

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Explosions rocked Manchester Arena at following Ariana Grande’s performance late last night in a tragic turn that made many music lovers’ worst nightmare a reality.  As of publication, 22 have been proclaimed dead with dozens more are injured after the apparent suicide bombing. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility, and a 23 year old has been arrested in connection to the attack.

The Manchester bombing hits close to home for the music community as we are reminded that even attending a concert, which is supposed to be an escape, puts people at risk at our current day and age.

Grande took to Twitter to express her devastation shortly after the bombing.

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Fellow artists such as Dillon Francis and Martin Garrix are taking to social media to show support for Grande and attendees. Dillon Francis has even promised to pledge money to relief funds following the incident.

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Martin Garrix

Markus Schulz, whose upcoming project “The Nine Skies” was in part inspired by terrorism, also took to Twitter to express his disbelief and condolences.

Marcus Schulz

Fans and artists alike have come together in a show of strength and hope during this sad time for Manchester victims and the industry as a whole. We are glad that the electronic music scene has banded together to provide such overwhelming support, but devastated that it has come to this.

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Tonight, May 22, an explosion (or, potentially, a series of explosions) occurred at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Reportedly, attendees began fleeing the venue after hearing “two loud bangs.” At press time, the cause of the explosion has not been determined.

First responders remain on the scene as the situation continues to develop, but police have already reported “a number of confirmed fatalities.” The exact number of deaths has not yet been confirmed. Billboard reports that Ariana Grande’s representation have informed the outlet that she is “okay.”

Read the full  statement from the Greater Manchester Police below:

UPDATE (11:17 PM): At least 19 people have been confirmed dead, with 50 injured. Ariana Grande has made her first public statement about the tragedy via Twitter.

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First responders remain on the scene as the situation continues to develop, but police have already reported “a number of confirmed fatalities.” The exact number of deaths has not yet been confirmed. Billboard reports that Ariana Grande’s representation have informed the outlet that she is “okay.”

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Calvin Harris and The Chainsmokers will headline the 2017 Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix

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The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will return to Marina Bay Street this September, and The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris have been named as headliners for the entertainment portion of the event. This is the 10th iteration of the Singapore Grand Prix, and The Chainsmokers and Calvin Harris will join the ranks of many high profile artists who have previously performed at the event such as Queen, Katy Perry, and Rihanna.

Harris is the last headlining artist to be announced, alongside 2017 performers OneRepublic, Duran Duran, Ariana Grande, and Seal. The Chainsmokers will headline the Padang stage on September 16, while Harris will headline the Padang stage on the 17th. The event is set to take place September 15-17. Tickets are available here.

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