Via loudersound.com: With tours and festivals called off due to the current lockdown and social distancing measures, artists in Denmark and Lithuania have been doing something a bit different. In Denmark and Lithuania, they’ve come up with a new way of giving fans a live music fix: the drive-in concert.
Danish singer/songwriter Mads Langer recently sold 500 tickets for a concert on the outskirts of Aarhus – at an outdoor location that was transformed into a drive-in cinema the following day. Langer later posted images from the concert, saying he reunited with his audience, "although they were sitting safely in their cars.”
And in Lithuania, a series of drive-in concerts are being held at the Palūknio airfield close to the country’s capital Vilnius. LRT News reported that several of the country’s best-known artists have been playing, with Giedrė Kilčiauskienė telling the crowd: “It's something unreal. You can’t imagine how it all looks from the stage." Instead of shouting, ‘Show me your hands,’ I feel like saying, ‘Move windscreen wipers left to right.’”
It's certainly possible we'll see many more drive-in concerts across the world as the year moves forward.
Original story: Scott Munro