Northern Ireland is set to host the first socially distanced music festival this August, the first in the United Kingdom.
Arranged by the organisers of Stendhal Festival, Unlocked is set to take place over two weekends; that is from August 21 to 22 and 28 to 29, with strict rules on hygiene and distances in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The proposal on the festival’s website notes that they’re aiming for a capacity of between 500 and 1,000 people on the site at any time. This is despite plans being still subject to the government’s policies on mass gatherings come August time.
Precautions such as temperature checks on entry, and distances across bars, campsites and queuing will be put in place throughout the event, while there will also be hundreds of hygiene stations to stay clean.