Canada's First Ever Drive-In Festival Is Coming To BC & You Can Party At A Safe Distance
We won't have to wait for stage four!
Even though the province is days away from starting to reopen, it's still unclear just how long it'll take for big gatherings to get rolling again. One inventive festival has got around that, by organizing Canada's first ever drive-in festival. They say they're working with health authorities to make it as safe as can be.
From Friday, August 28 to Sunday, August 30, Summerset Festival is planning to keep rolling in B.C. But this year, it's going to look a little different.
According to their website, the "Summerset Benefit Concert" could look a lot like a traditional . Attendees can book lots to park in, where they will be able to tail gate or hang out to watch from a safe distance.
"Bring a chair, a blanket, or stand up and dance, all within your marked socially distanced plot with great stage views," organizers explained.
If you couldn't get a ticket, the whole festival will also be livestreamed.
Details are still getting filled in and health policy keeps shifting, so organizers haven't yet listed the location or exactly how many people will be allowed in.
However, what is known is that the event will feature "an amazing lineup of performers, local entertainment, paired with great food and beer."
"It’s the perfect way to cap off the summer and support your community," organizers added.
Narcity reached out to Summerset Festival for comment. This article will be updated.
Organizers explained that one of their main goals for the festival is to, many of whom have been put out work due to the global pandemic.
As for how many people are allowed per plot, "you may have as many people as seat belts in your vehicle," organizers wrote.
You can book either a two-person 11x11' plot or a four-person 15x15' plot.
Organizers say there'll also be plenty of handwashing stations and restrooms, as well as a sanitation team to scrub down surfaces. The whole event will also be cashless, with payments made only by card.
According to B.C.'s multiphase plan, concerts and large gathering events won't be allowed until the final phase, when vaccination, "community immunity," or effective treatments have been discovered.
Since that won't be for quite a while, this festival may be the closest thing we have in the near future!
*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.