Ace newsman Richard Chambers joins Dave Hanratty in the NO ENCORE co-host hot seat, making his long, long-awaited return to the show.

On the agenda for the last regular episode of the year? Plenty. Will the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines mean a safe return to gigs in 2021? Has time run out on the career of Chance The Rapper? And are we really doing a wrestling-themed Top 5?

ACT ONE: Preamble and a rough schedule for our end-of-year episodes.

ACT TWO (7:30): Irish festivals have started unveiling their line-ups with a sense of optimism in the air. Will you be in a field watching Kendrick Lamar next summer, though? Richard breaks down the current state of vaccine-related affairs and what 2021 might look like from a live music point of view.

ACT THREE (21:25): Rita Ora is in hot water again, Robbie Williams has a new venture, the great streaming debate continues, Chance The Rapper has a severe headache to deal with, and KISS plot world domination – it’s the news.

ACT FOUR (49:25): And now for something completely different. Dave and Richard combine like a classic tag team with their Top 5 Wrestling Entrance Themes. Stick with us, it’s fun.

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