With news of the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, festival organisers are hopeful that some events may go ahead this summer.
But now, with the arrival of the Government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown, published on February 22, there is hope that we could return to something close to normality this year
The roadmap laid out a number of rule changes for the country over the coming weeks and months, and there are a few key dates regarding festivals:
- From May 17 at the earliest, indoor venues will be allowed to host performances with a capacity of either 1,000 people or half-full, whichever is lower. At outdoor venues, the capacity increases to 4,000 or half-full, whichever is lower. In “the largest outdoor seated venues, where crowds can be spread out”, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend, or quarter-full, whichever is lower.
- From June 21 at the earliest, all social distancing rules are set to be removed, which seemingly signals a green light for festivals of all sizes to return.