Coachella

World’s Second Largest Live Music Company to Require Vaccine Passports

The world’s second-largest live music company will require proof of vaccinations for future customers. According to NPR, the company AEG Presents – which hosts festivals like Coachella, Firefly, and Day N Vegas – announced on Thursday that it will be implementing a vaccine passport system at all 48 of its venues come October 1. Currently, the company’s policy allows for customers and staff to provide a negative coronavirus test.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Rapper Travis Scott performs on the Outdoor Stage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)

Lena Dunham Creates Dream Coachella Girl Band B.I.T.C.H. with Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jill Biden, Cindy McCain

Actress and publisher Lena Dunham has created her own fantasy all-girl Coachella band that’s interested less in music and more in stifling the “red tide of misogyny” — and it includes DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Jill Biden, Cindy McCain, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a hologram of ballerina Maria Tallchief and the “spirit” of feminist writer Andrea Dworkin.

MANCHESTER, NH - JANUARY 08: Screenwriter and actress Lena Dunham speaks to a crowd at a Hillary Clinton for President event on January 8, 2016 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Dunham highlighted Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's commitment to standing up for women and girls. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Summer Music Festivals Ban Selfie Sticks

Selfie sticks—long, handheld poles used to capture that perfect photo of oneself—are among the list of items banned at some of this year’s most popular music festivals, including Coachella and Lollapalooza.

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