Over 2,500 people gathered at New castle’s Gosforth Park in the UK to stand or sit in fenced-off separate platforms to watch musician Sam Fenders perform in what promoters claim is the UK’s first-ever socially distanced concert.
Revellers in groups of up to five were spread across 500 separate raised metal platforms to enjoy the music.
All were given chairs when they arrived at the pop-up Virgin Money Unity Arena yesterday.
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The Fender’s concert has now paved the way for the return of live music during the pandemic after Fender’s performance last night, as well as a further gig tonight, sold out.
Last night, audience members worse face coverings as they walked around the site and bought drinks.
Although chairs were given, many stood and danced during the event.
Organisers behind the event say it was a huge success.