There’s a lot of debate in the industry at the moment about what exactly post-quarantine live music will look like.
Live Nation New Zealand’s upcoming concert series at Auckland venue the Tuning Fork may offer a glimpse of the new normal.
The Together Again series of small, weekly socially distanced events will require attendees to have their temperature screened and participate in contact tracing.
Other venue procedures meanwhile, will include contactless tech, more cleaning, operating at a reduced (100-person capacity) and venue staff will be wearing essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves.
In addition, attendees will be required to maintain social distancing and food and beverage will only be available via table service by ordering from a handheld device.
Beginning on Friday, May 29, Together Again, will feature a rotating line-up of local musicians, comedians and performers starting with comedian Urzila Carlson alongside Ray O’Leary, Nick Rado (MC) and Ruby Esther at The Tuning Fork in Auckland.
Hollie Smith will perform on Saturday, May 30.
“Our staff have been working extremely hard to get the doors open again and we aim to deliver not only a great live experience but also one that adheres to all the extra health and safety precautions and measures that line up with the government advice for events at level two.”
Stuart Clumpas, Live Nation New Zealand
In a statement Live Nation New Zealand Chairman, Stuart Clumpas said: “Live Nation NZ is excited to be welcoming back live events in New Zealand.
“The Together Again series is an opportunity for us to unite and celebrate the power of live with some of the country’s first socially distanced shows.
“The safety of our artists, audience, and staff is always a major focus at Live Nation events and venues, and especially so at this time.
“Our staff have been working extremely hard to get the doors open again and we aim to deliver not only a great live experience but also one that adheres to all the extra health and safety precautions and measures that line up with the government advice for events at level two.
“We thank everyone in advance for making the effort to follow the new rules and guidelines that will be in place for these evolving times.”Music Business Worldwide