Primavera Sound has announced a concert series that fans can attend in-person at the Coliseum Theatre this April in Barcelona.
Organisers have confirmed that the gigs will be in-line with the strict coronavirus safety measures that are in place currently in Catalunia. The series of concerts are set to take place from when they take April 26th until May 2nd; Spanish collective Califato ¾ are among the artists set to perform, and Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez, who last week shared ‘El Invento’ his first song in six-years.
The series is labelled Coliseum Nights, and organisers hope that the event will allow fans to “reconnect” with live music. “When the sad first-anniversary approaches since live music stopped sounding the way we were used to, we need to reconnect with the artists in an environment as similar as possible to before,” a statement from organisers said.
“With the majority of the concert halls still closed and at serious risk of disappearance, Primavera Sound will be installed for a whole week at the Coliseum Theatre in Barcelona”, the statement added.
In December, the acclaimed festival held a recent trial that brought around the return of live concerts with no social distancing and found none of the attendees contracted coronavirus. The Catalonian festival’s trial was an unequivocal triumph as no covid spread during the event.
Of the 1,000 participants in the trial, only 463 ended up attending the concert, and 496 people found themselves in a ‘control group’, which left them with no access to the venue. All participants then a same-day antigen COVID-19 test, and after everyone returned eight days later for a follow-up test, there were no positive results among the 463 people who attended the gig. However, there were two positives in the 496 in the ‘control group’.