The future of live music amid the coronavirus pandemic remains murky. On Wednesday, the Chief Medical officer revealed that large gatherings like “big music festivals” would “certainly” be off the cards until a cure for coronavirus is found. It has been predicted that festivals probably won’t return for two long summers.
If we want to experience live music again, we may have to take a leaf out of Denmark’s book. The government are enforcing social distancing measures, measures that one musician has combated by performing a drive-in concert.
As Forbes reports, songwriter Mads Langer played to an audience of cars, with his performance being transmitted via FM to those in attendance. The concert was the first in a series of planned live events set to take place at the site.
All reports point to it being a successful event, “There are only positive messages from our people on the spot,” a police officer told Jyllands-Posten. “It has been controlled. People have behaved as they should, and all the cars were out of place within half an hour.”
Desperate times call for desperate measures. I can really see this appealing to the kind of posh crowd that are partial to a Chris Isaak performance at a Hunter Valley winery, accompanied by a cheese platter. I am trying really hard to envision watching Thy Art Is Murder show from a Toyota Camry at Blacktown Drive-In’s and it just feels a bit… unnatural.