UK holds its first socially distanced concert with over 2,500 attendees
The UK's has held it's first attempt at a socially-distanced concert! Audience members were treated to a show from individual pods of no more than five people each.
The crowd was entertained by singer/songwriter Sam Fender who played to a sold-out crowd of 2,500 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all crowd members were seated on one of 500 elevated platforms - each spaced 2 metres apart.
Audience members were asked to wear masks during the event and to avoid moving between sections. Many concert-goers jumped on social media to praise organisation of the event.
Sam Fender told the BBC that he would "miss the moshpits," but was sure they would be back, and in the meantime, thought it was "fantastic" the Newcastle area was leading the way in making live events possible during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK
The make-shift open-air venue is called the Virgin Money Unity Arena, and it's located on the grounds of a racing track with plenty of wide-open space. Social media users also noted the private seating arrangements would suit those with anxiety disorders and significantly reduce incidents of sexual harassment at gigs.