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Coronavirus lockdown: Clubbers go online for music
With the coronavirus lockdown bringing normal nightlife to an end, some enterprising DJs are going online.

Free DAB radios for over 70s

DAB digital radio
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Vulnerable people aged over 70 are to be offered free DAB digital radios as millions are forced to stay in their homes and isolate because of the coronavirus outbreak.

BBC local radio is teaming up with manufacturers, retailers and a loneliness charity in order to ensure as many people as possible have access to news, information and companionship.

It will be giving away DAB digital radios to people nominated by local radio listeners as part of the BBC’s Make A Difference campaign, which was launched in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

It is running across all 39 BBC local radio stations in England and is aimed at connecting communities.

From Monday, anyone can nominate someone for a free radio by completing an online application form at www.wavelength.org.uk/radiohero

Cambridge Folk Festival 2020 cancelled

Cambridge Folk Festival
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The Cambridge Folk Festival is the latest event to fall foul of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, due to run 30 July-2 August, was to star the likes of Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens), Grammy Award-winning Patty Griffin and Passenger.

Organisers said the safety of festival-goers, artists, staff and crew was their "top priority" and the event had become "too difficult to plan, prepare and deliver".

Anyone who has already booked tickets will be given the choice of a refund or the chance to hold onto their tickets for the 2021 festival.

FolkEast in Suffolk has yet to make a decision about its festival, which is due to take place 21-23 August.