Live Nation launches socially-distanced drive-in gig series

Live Nation launches socially-distanced drive-in gig series

Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Gary Numan and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley will perform during a series of socially-distanced drive-in music concerts this summer.

The programme will visit 12 venues, such as stadiums, racecourses and airports, across the UK between July and September, in cities and towns including London, Liverpool, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Acts will perform to about 300 cars at each show, backed by concert-quality sound with a full lighting rig and LED screens.

The event will be among the first of its kind in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic, as venues both large and small remain shuttered.

There will also be performances from Beverley Knight, Brainiac, Bjorn Again, The Brand New Heavies, Cream Classical Ibiza, Embrace, Jack Savoretti, The Lightning Seeds, Nathan Dawe, Reggae Roast Vs Gentleman’s Dub Club, Russell Watson, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sigala, The Streets, The Snuts and Skindred.

Utilita Live From The Drive-In comes from promoter Live Nation and Utilita Energy and follows a spike in the popularity of drive-in cinemas around the world, where social-distancing is guaranteed.

Each drive-in event will comply with Government rules on social-distancing, with audience members given a designated area around their cars within which they can stand and sit.

The programme will also feature West End theatre, interactive science shows, DJs and family events.

It will also visit Cheltenham Racecourse, Newmarket Racecourse, Leeds East Airport and the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.

There will be morning, afternoon, early evening and late evening performances, depending on the artist and productions.

Singer-songwriter Savoretti said: “I can’t wait to get back out on stage. I have always romanticised about the drive-in culture and hope to bring some of that romance to these drive-in shows.”

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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