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The US' first-ever drive-in festival is being held in Arizona

The Road Rave promoters say it’s "the ultimate middle finger to COVID-19"

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 26 May 2020
The US' first-ever drive-in festival is being held in Arizona

An event being billed as North America's "first-ever drive-in festival of the COVID era" is taking place near Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend across May 29 and 30.

Promoters Relentless Beats say the two-night festival is "the ultimate middle finger to COVID-19."

The Road Rave is being hosted at Wild Horse Motorsports Park and will run from 7pm to 11pm each night. The capacity is limited to 500 cars, with a minimum of two people and maximum of eight per vehicle.

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The website states: “The Road Rave is a drive-in concert with a social distanced experience in mind. The ongoing pandemic requires a new way of thinking of live entertainment.”

Attendees are recommended to protect their faces with masks throughout the duration, and social distancing rules will be enforced, with guidance on when people will be allowed to exit their vehicles. No alcohol will be served, but soft drinks and food will be available.

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Relentless Beats are promoting the event in collaboration with Las Vegas mainstay Carnage and Rare, the LA management agency who represent him.

The opening night will be headlined by Carnage, who also plays the second night alongside 4B and Valentino Khan’s Hulk Gang project, SAYMYNAME, PAZ and Dr Fresch playing back-to-back with Bijou.

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Tickets for May 30 are sold out, but there are still some available for May 29, ranging from $45 for a 1-2 person coupe in the back lot to $375 for a 6-8 person van/SUV in the front lot. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Nicaragua-based ANF COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Head to theroadraveaz.com for further details.

[Via: azcental]

Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Features Editor, follow him on Twitter

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