Music lovers rejoice! As concerts across the province continue to get cancelled, there's still hope for your summer music plans. The province is now developing a new normal that includes the first Ontario drive-in concert.

Although large public gatherings such as shows and sports events will be among the last things allowed to operate again, alternatives are already being arranged.

Toronto band July Talk have announced that they will be doing two drive-in concerts at an undisclosed location near the city this August. 

This would be the first drive-in concert to happen near Toronto, NOW Magazine reports.

According to the band's website, the shows will take place on August 12 and 13, with a location to be announced.

The show will screen music videos and will also have the band playing a 90-minute live set.

A live feed video of the show will be projected onto the drive-in screens while people enjoy the show from their cars.

In a post on their Instagram page, the Toronto band expressed their excitement for the upcoming project. 

"We’ve been working on this idea for some time now and it feels like it’s going to be a pretty special event," they wrote in the post.


"We’re going to premiere some unreleased music video stuff and play a full scale 90 minute live set where the audio is broadcast onto your car radio and the drive-in screens play a live multi-camera feed as well! Car horn applause anyone?!"

However, ticket sales will not be going on just yet. According to the band, the changing nature of COVID-19's impact is causing them to sell tickets closer to the actual event. 

"Due to the ever changing nature of COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be putting tickets on sale until closer to the event, but if you’d like to sign up for ticket updates, click the link in our bio."

However, July Talk isn't the first group to announce that drive-thrus will be the new norm across Ontario as the province continues to reopen. 

Drive-in solutions have also been used for art exhibits such as the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Toronto.

Ticket holders will now drive through the exhibit instead of going on foot, according to a statement from the organizers. 

Even the Toronto Zoo has announced that they will be reopening with drive-thru visits for the time being. 

*Cover photo used for illustrative purposes only. 

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