Live Music May Not Return Until 2022, Says Lollapalooza Co-Founder

Brunilde Fioravanti
Luglio 19, 2020

And my intuition is that's simply going to take some time as a result of as you'll be able to see, these super-spreader occasions - sports activities, reveals, festivals, something, the classroom - ain't going to do too effectively whereas the virus is that this current.

Just 40% of people polled in an April Reuters survey said they would return to athletic events or entertainment venues before a coronavirus vaccine was available.

"The whole thing is a s--t show", he said. "Lots of people see the positives in it, whether or not it's local weather, whether or not it's air pollution, whether or not it's site visitors, whether or not it's nature, whether or not it's animals, whether or not it's our personal beings and taking a pause". I think the biggest companies can maybe self-insure, and they can start. I know it's frustrating, maddening, and economically destructive, but ... this is bigger than us.

The conversation also touched on the novel concept of insurance for events operating amid the threat of COVID-19. "The insurers are sitting on the sideline as a result of there's infinite legal responsibility". In order that's one in every of many, many roadblocks in the best way of restarting this vibrant financial system that acquired shut down.

As coronavirus case numbers continue to surge, dance music fans are wondering if any of the remaining live music events planned for 2020 are going to happen. The industry faces "spacing and density" issues as well as "infinite liabilities". So, I recognize that, and I don't think any excuse can be made. If I'm right on the timetable, there's going to be a massive amount of bloodshed and bankruptcies and it will not be good for the majority of the industry.

"I don't know what the game looks like at the end", responded Geiger. Agencies are actually relatively cheap.

He cautioned:"the subsequent six months might be more debilitating than the previous six weeks, and perhaps the subsequent six months then are much more".

"It accompanied wide-ranging from over 1,500 musicians and business figures that came together to call on the authorities to prevent" devastating damage" to live audio as a portion of their #LetTheMusicPlay effort.

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