Sam Fender Makes History With UK's First Socially Distanced Concert

Sam Fender has just redefined the concert experience. As everyone is trying to adapt to the new normal, musicians all over the world have to come up with ideas to give fans a show. Whether it be straight from their homes or animations, the era of COVID-19 required musicians to pull out all the stops. 

But British singer-songwriter had another idea, he performed for 2,500 fans at the sold-out Virgin Money Unity Area pop-up venue in the Newcastle, UK. The first UK socially distanced show.

Fans were seated across 500 platforms, socially distancing six feet apart. Concertgoers were able to preorder food and drinks to avoid lines and were asked to bring their own mask.

“There are a few rules to follow to keep everyone safe. No moving between platforms/areas and please keep a safe distance when moving around to go to the toilet (bring a mask too). You can pre-order booze on the venue website and there will be hand sanitizer on points of entry” – Fender wrote on Instagram.

It looks like we’re witnessing the future of live shows.

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