- 26 May 20
Limerick, Cork, Tramore and Kilkenny are being visited this summer; this is how it's all going to work
Following on from the breakfastime news that he's playing Limerick's Greenpark on July 24, Gavin James has announced details of more Irish Live At The Drive-In dates. You'll also be able catch him in the Cork Show Grounds (July 31); Tramore Promenade (August 7); and Kilkenny Gorwan Racecourse (10). There will be two performances, matinee and evening, on each of those dates with tickets priced at €60 + booking fees and taxes per car of four going on sale at http://liveatthedrivein.ie/index.html on Friday May 29 at 9am.
Depending on the size of the site between 250 and 300 vehicles will be able to park up for each show.
The Drive-In tour is the idea of MPI Artists' Carl Owens who's been working in conjunction with Mark Dunne of 360 Management.
"Live At The Drive-In is planned for a six-week run from July 20, when we expect our Government will commence Phase III of its Covid-19 plans for re-opening Ireland and offers employment to industry live crew nationally such as; gear handlers, roadies, lighting designers, monitor engineers, production crew (the list is endless), some of our industry personnel who otherwise would be unemployed this summer," they reflect. "With sadly no official festival season in 2020, LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN is not a substitute but an inspired and welcome unique and family friendly way to help reintroduce music to the Irish market. The safety of our staff and general public is paramount and in order for the Irish economy to reopen for business we must all respect the public health guidelines and respect social distancing."
Here's the additional information they've supplied.
LIVE AT THE DRIVE-IN is a unique and family friendly way to reintroduce music to the Irish market.
The safety of our staff and general public is paramount and in order for the Irish economy to reopen for business we must all respect the public health guidelines and respect social distancing.
Arrive in your car, stay in your car, leave in your car
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets are only available online at liveatthedrivein.ie from 9am on Friday May 29th / Saturday May 30. There will be no walk-up sales on the day, 1 ticket per car. Max occupants per car is 4 under those aged 18 years are welcome.
Can I come with my friends?
In order to respect public health guidelines, it is recommended that only members of the same household attend.
Can alcohol be purchased on site?
No, there is no alcohol permitted on site, this is a family friendly event and there will be no bars on site, and it is not permitted to bring your own beer, anybody found to be consuming alcohol will be asked to leave the site.
Can I bring food and snacks?
Yes, you can, we ask all customers to please bring their rubbish home with them. More details on food procedure will follow.
I am worried about public safety
Please be assured that every staff member on site receives rigorous safety training and full PPE is provided for all our staff and each site operates a very detailed Covid-19 management plan. Social distancing rules are strictly followed on site.
Are there toilets on site?
Yes, there will be general and disabled toilets on site, these are to be used as an emergency facility rather than a public amenity. If you have to go you have to go.
Am I allowed to leave my car at any time?
We recommend you remain in your vehicle however if you need exit to use the toilets that is fine.
Can I dance?
Yes, you can as long as you do it from the comfort of your car, exiting your car to have a boogie is not allowed.
What if I need any sort assistance on site?
No problem we have a team onsite that will be constantly monitoring vehicles, we are here to help, just roll down your window and give us a wave.
What do I need to attend Live At The Drive-In?
A ticket, a car and a working radio, FM transmitter frequency will be supplied on site.
What is the most important piece of advice I can listen to?
Listen to our staff and please obey all instructions from them, we are here to help and here to help you enjoy the show. It is important customers follow the instructions given to them.
Is there reserved parking?
No, parking is unreserved and is on a first come first served basis, drive in staff will marshal you to your spot, please follow staffs parking instructions as each space has been carefully measured.
What kind of vehicles are not allowed?
Vans, high roof vans, trucks, coach’s, minibuses and motorbikes. These vehicles will be refused access to the site.
Are there medics onsite?
Yes, we have fully trained and equipped medical staff to assist you. If you require assistance at any stage just let a member of our staff know.
Venue opening times.
Each event will open 1 hour before each performance, vehicles will not be permitted in site before then.
Leaving during the show
If for whatever reason you find you need to leave early just let our drive-in staff know and we will assist you.
Leaving after the show
There is a traffic management plan in place and drive in staff will assist the traffic flow to ensure that everyone gets to leave safely and without delay.
Please be patient with our staff.