Tony Hadley, Gary Numan, Beverley Knight and more announce UK drive-in gigs for 2020

19 June 2020, 10:13 | Updated: 19 June 2020, 10:28

Beverley Knight, Tony Hadley and Gary Numan will stage drive-in concerts
Beverley Knight, Tony Hadley and Gary Numan will stage drive-in concerts. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

A series of drive-in concerts will take place across the UK later this summer.

Tony Hadley, Beverley Knight, Gary Numan and The Lightning Seeds are among the artists who have signed up to play at the Live From The Drive-In events from promoters Live Nation.

Outdoor areas in Birmingham, Liverpool, London will host the gigs, as well as Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities.

The 300-car gigs will be designed to give a safe concert experience to make up for events that have been cancelled.

Ash, Jack Savoretti, Dizzee Rascal, The Brand New Heavies, Russell Watson and ABBA tribute act Bjorn Again will also feature, and the gigs will run from mid-July to September.

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Drive-In gigs
Picture: Live Nation

Music venues are currently having talks with the government about how and when they can start reopening following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Drive-in concerts with smaller audiences are one of the ways in which concerts are likely to be staged for the forseeable future, alongside at-home concerts such as Take That's recent Meerkat Music gig.

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Attendees will be allowed to stand outside their vehicles in allocated spaces, or sit in their own fold-out chairs. However, umbrellas, pets and food will not be allowed.

Full ticket details and lineups can be found here.