This past weekend, 1,300 Amsterdam residents were able to enjoy live music at Amsterdam’s biggest music hall, the ZiggoDome.
Dance music fans in Amsterdam were treated to a special treat this past weekend, as they were able to attend their first live show in over a year. The test event was held on Saturday, March 6, and featured Dutch DJs Sam Feldt, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano. The ZiggoDome can fit up to 17,000 fans, but only 1,300 were able to attend this specifically planned test event. Attendees were required to wear a tag that followed all movements and contacts. These movements were monitored to help provide behavioral data and knowledge towards efforts to bring live events back to the public.
Prior to the event, all attendees must have tested negative for COVID-19 48 hours in advance. All attendees were also told to take another test five days following the event in order to provide accurate test results to the dance event study. Upon entry, attendees were divided into six groups with different guidelines on social distancing and face mask measures. Government officials will use the newly acquired information from this study on future decisions regarding live events in Amsterdam going forward. This will hopefully lead to the ease of lockdown restrictions in the coming months.
According to the Union Leader, the dance festival is just part of a series of government-backed test events which will also entail a business conference, soccer matches, and a comedy show. Ideally, these test events will allow live events in Amsterdam to return sooner than expected.
View photos from the event below.
Feature Photo – André Kuipers
Source – Union Leader