World's first socially-distanced gig: Singer Sam Fender will entertain up to 2,500 fans at Newcastle venue.
11th August 2020 (Mailonline). Singer Sam Fender kicked off a series of socially-distanced gigs tonight when he performed for 2,500 people at a park in Newcastle. Fans in groups of up to five people are watching the show from separate viewing platforms at what the promoters say is the world's first socially-distanced concert. The 500 raised enclosures and metal pens at Gosforth Park are 6.5ft apart to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus, and revellers are able to order food and drink. Fender's home-town concert marks the UK's first music event of its kind since Covid-19 restrictions were introduced in March.
Reporting by Faith Ridler.
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