Music venues take cautiously optimistic approach as live gigs return with social distancing – TheJournal.ie

The set-up for a socially-distanced gig at The Workman’s Club on 14 August. Image: Owen Humphreys The set-up for a socially-distanced gig at The Workman’s Club on 14 August. Image: Owen Humphreys

MUSIC VENUES AROUND the country are looking to mitigate the challenges posed by social distancing, reduced capacities, and changing guidelines as they reopen for the first time since March.

With the venues beginning to open their doors again, new measures have been put in place to accommodate socially-distanced gigs in the coronavirus era.

In Dublin, the Workman’s Club is among one of the first venues to host live music since Covid-19 hit Ireland, with a gig to launch Ultan Conlon’s new album yesterday evening.

The Button Factory and the Green Room at the Academy also have shows lined up for August, with most venues recommencing live gigs from September onwards.

Uncertainty

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