UK’s first big open-air concert offers a glimpse of what could become standard – venues are split into small groups, allowing fans to rock without shoveling charger COVID-19.
Sam Fender perform for 2,500 people at the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle on Tuesday night … marking the event believed to be the country’s first socially out-of-the-box entertainment event since the inception of coronavirus restriction.
See … the outdoor venue’s design includes 500 separate metal fenced seating areas, for groups of 5 attendees and watching the show.
The tickets reportedly sold out immediately, and photos and videos from Fender’s concert show the crowd cheering and singing along … responsibly from their own parts.
Of course, this is in stark contrast to carefree concert viewers at packed US locations to watch Chase Rice in Tennessee, The Chainsmokers in New York, an EDM party in Lake of the Ozarks and most recently … to see Tech N9ne in Missouri and Smash Mouth at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Fender’s concert is the first among many more scheduled for the coming weeks – Van Morrison and Maximo Park is imminent – and similar COVID precautions are expected to be implemented.