The Plight of Large Events and The Performing Arts During the Pandemic

September 17, 2021 11:56 am

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Planning and organising a large event is something that can be difficult and stressful, but over the last year and a half, with the pandemic in the mix it is something that many event organisers have decided to forgo for now. With festivals and tours cancelled, as well as some sporting events, the pandemic has wrought havoc on the live events industry as a whole.

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But as the vaccine rollout continues and people start to get back to normal life, there is once again a lot more buzz in the live events industry. This Summer we have seen theatres throw open their doors once again to delighted audiences, and although many have had to run at reduced capacity, it is certainly seen as a step in the right direction for the entertainment industry as a whole.

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And although this summer many festivals were cancelled or didn’t go ahead, there are plenty of those that did and people were only too happy to be getting back to normal and having fun once again.

Of course, organising a festival requires a lot of expense and forward planning – things like acts and rides need to be booked, food and stalls at events as well as toilet facilities will also be required. Safety is paramount and medical cover for events such as private paramedic services will be needed and then of course there is parking and the logistics of getting things in as smoothly as possible and at the right time to consider.