A German open-air club pulled off a socially-distanced event complete with live entertainment.
A Münster-based venue, Coconut Beach in Germany, has held what is believed to be the first socially-distanced event at a club. Promoter TakaTuka threw the event which hosted just 100 attendees at the open-air club. Patrons were each positioned in personal sections which were each distanced several feet apart.
Gerd Janson, who performed at the the socially-distanced event, took solace in the thought that this was a first step towards a return to normal. In a statement provided to Resident Advisor, the DJ commented, “It felt like a reinsurance that it [the event] can go on in some way, shape or form until things can get back to normal.”
Coconut Beach normally has a capacity of 2,000, meaning the 100 person cap marks a 95% attendance reduction compared to the club’s normal cadence of business. As a result, prices were much higher than normal with tickets running €70 each (approximately $76 USD).
Even with the price hike, the club is far from matching the revenues seen prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Resident Advisor report, the club’s managing director Thomas Pieper acknowledged the abnormally high prices, stating that costs will decrease as regulations adjust and as the live event space continues to slowly return to its long-awaited state of normalcy.
The present went on as deliberate regardless of pushback from state’s authorities.
Earlier this month, we reported on the nation’s first ostensible socially distanced live performance to come up out of the COVID-19 pandemic, a show in Arkansas headlined by country-rock singer and Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready. The present, deliberate at Fort Smith venue TempleLive, instantly grew to become a controversial subject within the music business at giant as a result of its potential safety-related repercussions.
After the deliberate live performance went viral, Arkansas’ government issued a cease-and-desist letter to TempleLive, who metaphorically ripped it to shreds and moved ahead with the present anyway. Energy to the folks.
TempleLive’s 1,100-person most capability was diminished to accommodate 229 seats, which have been sporadically full of masked revelers. These patrons have been required to have their temperature taken and keep six ft aside always. Have a look contained in the eerie present, which additionally featured help act Lauren Brown, beneath.
The UK’s oldest and arguably most illustrious music festival is the latest to feel the wrath of COVID-19.
Fabled UK electronic music festival Creamfieldshas officially been postponed due to the impact of COVID-19.
Creamfields is the UK’s oldest and arguably most illustrious electronic dance music festival. Back in February of this year, they released a mammoth lineup, which featured Deadmau5, Tiësto, and Martin Garrix, among many others among EDM’s corps d’elite. All three of those artists, however, have already been confirmed for the rescheduled event along with a few others, like Eric Prydz and Hot Since 82, which should do well to allay the concerns of current ticket-holders.
Originally planned for August 27th, 2020, the next edition of Creamfields will now take place August 26th to 29th, 2021. Organizers from the fest shared a full statement via Twitter that includes vital information about tickets, which you can read in full below.
You can find more information via Creamfields’ website here.