Consequence of Sound reported this week on a big game-changer in our pandemic times, as the Virgin Money Unity Arena, the first socially distant music venue is set to be opened in Newcastle later this summer. It resembles a drive-in without cars. The venue design looks to be open air with isolated viewing areas on elevated platforms with significant space. You can pre-order food and drink.
The venue is not open just yet, but lineups featuring “household names” are set to be announced on July 7th.
It will be interesting if other music hot spots around the world like say a certain city in the Midwest that is really missing Piqniq, Lolla, and Riot Fest was to open similar venues.
With regulations with COVID-19 and recent surges in cases across the United States, it will be a long time before we have a normal concert experience. Here is a look at the first concert held in the United States in Arkansas at Temple Live and how the venue ran the show.