UPDATE: Organizers have now uncovered the lineup for the 3-day competition with Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes headlining on June 18, Enter Shikari on June 19 and Bullet for My Valentine closing out the party on June 20. The comprehensive lineup is on display at the base of this article.
England’s Obtain Competition, currently canceled for 2021 and with an announced lineup for 2022, will go forward with a smaller sized “pilot” competition this June as the U.K. new music scene eases into reside concerts’ return pursuing the largely festival-a lot less year that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Obtain Pilot, capped at 10,000 attendees and with no performers nevertheless announced, has backing from the United Kingdom’s government. The occasion to acquire spot at Download’s common stomping grounds in Leicestershire’s Donington Park and is aspect of the ministry’s ongoing Activities Investigation Plan, at the moment in Phase II. Period I incorporated a fest in Liverpool’s Sefton Park that introduced 5,000 concertgoers with each other outdoor without having encounter coverings or social distancing.
“We are hyped to announce [Download Pilot],” the fest unveiled on Wednesday (May possibly 26), “a camping competition pilot in Leicestershire’s Donington Park that’s part of the government’s Function Analysis Application.”
Here’s how it functions: “Everyone on web page will have taken a lateral stream exam in advance of entry and gained a unfavorable outcome and will have taken a PCR exam as well,” Obtain described. “That suggests you’ll be capable to mosh, dance, hug your fellow Downloaders, and rock out with out a mask or social distancing. Frankly, we can’t imagine of anything at all that seems much more awesome after 15 months absent from our hallowed ground.”
Melvin Benn, the running director of new music promoter Festival Republic who is concerned in the project, explained, “Adhering to the big accomplishment of our Sefton Park celebration, we are delighted to lead to Period II of the government’s Occasions Exploration Software with the creation of the 1st three-working day camping festival which will be the Obtain Pilot at Donington Park. This enormous upcoming stage will help us realize and review the safe return of substantial-scale festivals with no social distancing or facemasks in excess of a full weekend. … The return of the entire competition knowledge we have all been ready for and a considerably-desired return to get the job done for musicians, backstage crew, caterers and several additional that type part of the U.K.’s exemplary live music marketplace.” [via Blabbermouth]
The Events Analysis System “aims to look at the chance of transmission of COVID-19 from attendance at situations and investigate techniques to empower folks to attend a assortment of situations properly,” in accordance to the U.K. government’s web page.
Download Pilot will take position from June 18-20. Tickets go on sale commencing June 1 for Download 2022 ticketholders typical on-sale starts June 3.
Get far more information and facts at downloadfestival.co.united kingdom.
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