UK To Trial First Non-Socially Distanced Live Concert
With the pilot gig goers feeling like COVID never happened at all...where do we sign up?
May 2 will see the first non-socially distanced gig since the beginning of the pandemic, (YES!) as part of the government effort to slowly bring back the return of live music. Set to be hosted in Sefton Park, Liverpool UK, the gig will have around five thousand people in attendance.
Not only will there be not a socially distanced person in sight, but it will also be a mask-less event. However, all attendees will need to have a negative result from the local testing center to be allowed entry. The gig will be headlined by indie favorites Blossoms supported by The Lathums and Liverpool singer-songwriter Zuzu.
Supporting Artist Zuzu @thisiszuzu
The live event will trial the return of large-scale live affairs, with attendees taking a second lateral flow Covid-19 test after the concert to assess the safety of live music events to prepare the UK for the summer ahead. CEO of the UK live music industry body Live, Greg Parmley, talks about the event saying it's “a hugely positive development and brings the summer festival season one step closer.”
The concert announcements come after last month’s experimental gig at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi concert hall, with guests also having to get tests before and after the show. They did however have to sport the not-so iconic facemasks that have been the go-to over the past pandemic-ridden year. The event did however provide some positive results resulting in no infection rates, being deemed as “low to very low risk” by researchers. Is this the return of live music we see; we sure hope so!
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