South Africa's first physical distancing music festival

Published Nov 8, 2020


CAPE TOWN - South Africa will see its first physical-distancing music festival this November featuring live performances from big names in the music industry.

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect South Africa, the entertainment industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors, forcing innovative ideas in order to keep many businesses open but with the slight motion of recovery and easing of lockdown restrictions, many events have used the opportunity to get creative.

A South African production company, Locally Whipped Productions, has put together this unique event called "A New Day Out!" which will take place at the Montecasino in Johannesburg on Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November as the country's first pod music festival.

“With the entertainment industry put on hold due to the current pandemic, we are proud to offer a platform that enables us to host an exciting and premier show in the safest way possible. Playing a part that will help further re-open the industry and give music fans a day out with their favourite artists,” says A New Day Out organiser, Ryan van der Spuy.

The event will be limited to 500 people and provide all forms of protection measures with the music festival saying they will be "complying with all Covid-19 protocols, the safety and peace-of-mind of our guests at A New Day Out is of the utmost importance. Taking all measures into account, this will be a contactless event from entry through to purchasing of food and beverages. No mask, no entry."

The physical distancing aspect of the event comes in the pod setup which consists of seats for four people in each pod which are distributed across the grounds at safe physical distances with goers also able to order beverages and food without the need to leave the safety of their pod.

For more information on the event or lineup, click here.

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