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Watch footage from the UK's first socially distanced gig

The outdoor gig took place in Newcastle in what was a first for the UK

  • Dave Turner
  • 13 August 2020
Watch footage from the UK's first socially distanced gig

The UK's first socially distanced gig has taken place and footage and photos from it are doing the rounds.

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A far cry from the illegal raves that have been happening over the past few months, singer Sam Fender headlined the sold-out outdoor gig at the Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle.

Groups had their own viewing platforms - all two metres apart - with a table, chairs and their own food and drinks.

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COVID-19 restrictions have had a huge impact on UK nightclubs and venues, which haven't been able to open for months. It's still unclear when they will be able to do so.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Commercial Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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