Big Boi Headlines “Big Night Out” Pod Festival in Atlanta
Is this the new normal of outdoor concerts? Big Boi, Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Markus King Trio and Futurebirds will be performing at the “Big Night Out” three-day outdoor festival at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park Oct. 23-25. It will feature a pod-based setup to ensure social distancing.
“Welcome to the new normal of responsible live music,” the event website reads. “Prepare yourself for a BIG NIGHT OUT!”
“Introducing Atlanta’s first outdoor concert series designed to meet the highly restrictive standards of human engagement in a Covid-19 environment. Our socially distanced, personal pod set-up with full audio/lighting/video production provides the live show sensory stimulation you crave while taking necessary health safety precautions to keep our fans, artists and staff safest possible.”
In order to keep the fans safe, only 2,600 tickets are planned to be sold for each performance, which organizers say is about 10% of the venue capacity. Tickets are sold in groups of four or six, with each block constituting a specific “pod”. Pods will be laid out in a grid system at the park, with at least six feet distance between each pod, allowing attendees to move freely (and dance) within their area to ensure social distancing measures. Facemasks will be required in all areas outside of your designated pod area, while all common areas will be frequently sanitized throughout the event.
Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong headline the Friday show on October 23, which kicks off at 7 PM. The Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds headline on Saturday, and Big Boi & Friends featuring KP the Great close out the trio of shows on Sunday, October 25.
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