The music industry is trying to figure out how to hold live shows, during the pandemic. There’s been talks of drive up concerts, a mist that will disinfect you as you walk thru it, etc. The UK now has the worlds first socially distanced outdoor venue, the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle.
The venue will be able to hold 2500 people and is said to have some high profile artists on the books. These artists will be revealed on July 7th.
Concert goers will be kept 2 meters apart and asked to arrive by car, while also keeping social distancing in mind for parking. All staff members will wear masks and they will have one way systems for toilets and hand sanitizers.
Steve Davis, the managing director of SSD Concerts said, “Since all of our scheduled concerts have been postponed to later in the year and all venues in the city closed, the staff at SSD had a willingness to continue,”
Davis continued, “We can’t be without music during these times so our only thought has been how can we bring music back to the British public safely and responsibly. We have been hosting loads of live sessions and DJ sets across our social media, supporting local artists and raising money for the NHS. Now, we’re taking it one step further as the UK slowly comes out of lockdown.”
Davis went on: “Working with our brand new partner Virgin Money has been exciting and we think even in these hard times the people of the north east will come out in their thousands to see the artists they love”
What do you think of this new concept? Would you like to see something similar through out the rest of the world?