The UK’s first live music venue purpose-built for social distancing has been revealed.
The 2,500-capacity Virgin Money Unity Arena is set to launch this August in Newcastle’s Gosforth Park, promising a safe environment for music fans and a line-up featuring “several high-profile artists”.
Fans will be asked to arrive by car, which will then be parked at least two metres from each other. Attendees will be guided by staff to their own private viewing area, again remaining two metres away from other guests.
Food and drink can be pre-ordered and later delivered to the viewing area during the concert.
Toilets will operate with a one-way system, with hand sanitisers outside each cubicle. Staff members will be wearing masks at all times.
The line-up — which is set to cover music, comedy and family entertainment — will be revealed on July 7.