Live events with crowds of up to 5,000 could return as early as next month, confirms Catherine Martin
The events will "cover a variety of music genres, from rock to classical, comedy to theatre, also indoor and outdoor".
Live events with crowds of up to 5,000 could return as early as next month, according to Minister for Culture, Catherine Martin.
The Minister confirmed that she would like to see a wide variety of trial events in comedy, music, and theatre over the next two months.
Martin also confirmed that some of the trail events would be along the same lines as the Sefton Park music concert in Liverpool earlier this month, which saw 5,000 people gather for England's first rave post-Covid.
Speaking to reporters at the launch of new exhibition, InForm in Dublin she added that the numbers at events will vary per each venue.
"I’m not going to give you the number of events, but I can tell you they’ll be across all genres, from classical music to smaller venues, to outdoor, to indoor, to comedy, to theatre," she said.
“So according to the size of the venues the numbers would be greater, similar to what we saw in Liverpool.
“I’m compiling a list of a number of live events right across the country to cover a variety of music genres, from rock to classical, comedy to theatre, also indoor and outdoor. The numbers will vary according to the event or the venue."
Martin added that she is "detemined" to see live events make a return at some point over the summer.
“I won’t speculate on the numbers right now because that will depend on when its presented on Thursday to the Covid subcommittee and on health advice, but I’m determined," she continued.
“I think these live events are key to reopening for a sector that has been devastated and I want to see the doors reopen and I want to see the doors reopen for good, and for people to be earning a living again, and all of us enjoying what we love to enjoy.
“I would like to see some of these events in June, so it will be June and July, the sooner the better for me.”