Electric Forest Will Reportedly Expand To Two Weekends In 2017

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first_imgAccording to The Festive Owl and a few inside sources, the team behind Electric Forest has turned in signed permits for back-to-back weekends in The Forest. The beloved Rothbury, MI event now looks like it will expand, as the local city council is currently discussing the permit and are leaning towards approval.Permitting issues have been a constant distraction for promoters and fans since the site was first used as Rothbury in 2008, when the festival was still owned by independents. Now, as original owners Madison House Presents and Insomniac Presents have been purchased by industry giants AEG Live and Live Nation, respectively, it seems that the festival has seen its luck change, and we can now expect multiple weekends of magic at the Double JJ Ranch next summer.This report creates a handful of questions. Will the String Cheese Incident headline Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on both weekends? Will the lineups stay the same from weekend-to-weekend, or will each one be unique? Will Bassnectar become king of the second weekend, as the new resident artist of Electric Forest? Will we see a return of Rothbury as a more jam and classic rock-heavy event, with Electric Forest moving more and more into the realm of dance music? Stay tuned for more information as it’s provided.last_img read more


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first_img Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Share Camelot Group, the operating company of the National Lottery, has faced media and political backlash following reports that 16 and 17-year-olds have spent £47 million on National Lottery games. The Sunday Times accused Camelot of ‘exploiting a loophole’ in UK gambling laws, allowing children to wager on National Lottery instant-win products without any form of intervention. Quoting ‘latest figures’, the Sunday Times stated that 16-and-17 year olds had spent £47 million on National Lottery games during 2017-18, with two-thirds playing online instant-win and scratchcard games. The Times investigation accused Camelot of knowingly securing ‘exclusive access to a teenage market denied to other betting firms’, in which children could gamble up to £350 a week without providing customer care checks. Critics stated that Camelot has purposely intended its National Lottery games hub to appeal to teenage audiences, with instant-win games designed on popular video games and reality TV programmes such as Donkey Kong and Love Island.In the report, the National Lottery is identified as the first gambling experience for the majority of teenage audiences, contributing to the UKGC’s 2018 findings that  ‘55,000 children aged 11-16 were “problem gamblers” and 450,000 children gambled regularly’. Anne Longfield OBE, the Children’s Commissioner for England, expressed her disappointment at Camelot for abusing its position of privilege and disbelief that a gambling platform could engage under-18s.  The Times added that Camelot has increased its dependence on instant-win and scratchcard games which now account for 43% of all sales – as the operator records a shrinking return on its  National Lottery weekly draws.    Furthermore, the government is accused of inaction in addressing the issue of underage problem gambling, having seen no momentum on a consultation launched in July 2019 by former Sports Secretary Mims Davies, in which the raising the age-limits of the National Lottery was the key agenda. DCMS stated that it is currently considering its response to the minimum age consultation, and that protecting teenagers from gambling will play a central role in the development of a new Gambling Act.Camelot issued a response stating that it would support ‘a review of the minimum age for playing National Lottery games for the next licence period as it has been more than 25 years since these restrictions were set’.Despite securing a six-month contract extension under lockdown, Camelot competes to renew its National Lottery operating concession, which will expire in 2023, in which tender observers detail that it faces critical questions on how it will revive its lottery draws appeal to the general public.  Providing feedback to the House of Lords report on gambling harm actions, Camelot CEO Nigel Railton stated that a decision to raise age limits on National Lottery products ultimately lay with the government, and would be supported by the company.“For 25 years the age has been 16 so it is probably a good time to look at it. We do not have that many people playing at 16 or 17 online . . . Our position is that it is ultimately a matter for the government and if the government wants to raise the age to 18, we will support that,” Railton said. StumbleUpon Related Articles Share National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020last_img read more


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first_imgThere’s no shortage of market research companies out there happy to give you their predictions for the coming in years in any particular market. But IDC is certainly one of the more respected researchers out there, and they are making some obvious and not so obvious predictions about the state of the video games market come 2016.First the obvious: by 2016 PS4 will easily be the number one home console on the worldwide market with sales predicted to reach 51 million. We’ve already seen Sony take a big lead over the Xbox One, and that looks set to continue. However, IDC also says that Xbox One will make a comeback and end up taking the top spot in North America. But that will only happen if another IDC prediction comes true: Microsoft unbundles Kinect from Xbox One.The bundling of Kinect with the Xbox One is increasingly looking like a bad idea on the part of Microsoft. Supporters will say it adds a new level of interaction to the console, and just works. That may be true for some features of the peripheral (notably voice control), but it comes at the cost of a higher price point than the PS4 and there still isn’t a game that sells Kinect. If none appear at E3 then the writing really is on the wall for Kinect as a mandatory inclusion with the Xbox One.By removing Kinect, which IDC says should happen in 2015, the price can fall and Microsoft will recover. Of course, that assumes Xbox One gets the exclusive games it needs to entice gamers to embrace the platform.The future for Wii U is pretty dire, but we knew that already. Nintendo’s console isn’t selling, and IDC believes the price of the machine will fall by another $50 in late 2014 or early 2015. That means a $250 console with a number of high quality first party games available. Even so, Wii U won’t rise above 3rd place during this generation of hardware.The other big prediction is the steep decline of physical disc sales. With most games now being offered as downloads, IDC believes we’ll see a 45 percent reduction in disc-based sales this generation. If true, it certainly points to the next generation of console hardware potentially shipping without disc drives.last_img read more