The Weekend News Round Up – Fyre Festival And More!


The Weekend News Round Up – Fyre Festival And More! Off the Grid this weekend and missed out on all the latest music news? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a roundup of all you missed.

-The Fyre Festival disaster! The disastrous Bahamas-based ‘luxury’ festival was beset by numerous problems last week. It attracted global headlines for its horrendous organisation. The problems included a lack of running water, problems with catering and reports of shark-infested waters (which The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism have since denied). Festival reps released a statement on their website explaining where it all went wrong. They also shared hopes for Fyre festival 2018! Ah here! Have a look at the full statement here.

– It’s been reported that Prince’s family are developing a new reality show. It will apparently focus on how the icon’s family’s “lives have changed since he dies”. The reality show is reported to still be in early development. They have a production company on board, but no deal to air yet.

-The People’s Climate Change March took place over the weekend and Flea, Michael Stipe and Patti Smith praised the thousands of protesters who participated in the Washington D.C. march. The musicians joined the Pathway to Paris video compilation reflecting on Washington D.C. protest. In his brief message, Stipe noted, “I’ll see you out in the streets.”

And finally …

Shay Healy’s, 1980 Eurovision trophy was robbed and fair play to him, he’s not letting the thief off that easily. The 74 year old, songwriter took to Facebook to call the thief out, “Some low down, dirty rotten, low life thug, (etc, etc) has stolen my Eurovision Trophy”. He continues, “Is there some young fellow in his bedroom standing in front a mirror with a hairbrush in his hand pretending he’s Johnny Logan, while my precious award sits on his mantelpiece forlorn and bereft of its proper home?” It’s a great read, have a look at the full post here. He wraps it up asking, “… if you find yourself passing by you can drop back my trophy no questions asked.”

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