George Ezra Fears COVID-19 May Bring The End To Music Festivals -
George Ezra

George Ezra

George Ezra Fears COVID-19 May Bring The End To Music Festivals

by on May 21, 2020

in News

George Ezra is worried the Covid-19 pandemic may mean the end of huge music festivals.

Last year, Ezra headlined the U.K.’s TRNSMT, Latitude, and Isle of Wight festivals, all three of which aren’t happening in 2020 due to social distancing measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Speaking on his Phone a Friend podcast, George shared that it’s difficult to imagine the festival circuit returning to normal even when the height of the pandemic has passed, as some social distancing may still be required.

“I have started thinking, what is our industry going to look like?” the musician mused. “Because what we offer is entertainment for people, but how can you do a show?

“You get 100,000 people standing in front of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and I just can’t comprehend that now.”

The British star has been relatively lucky professionally with the timing of the crisis, as, unlike some acts, he hasn’t been forced to cancel touring plans – and is instead using his time in lockdown to work on new music.

“I am lucky in the sense that I have no shows booked at the minute and am working on writing and recording,” he added, before saying that he still feels “a bit flat” being cooped up inside.

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook



Related Posts

Lorde, Photo By Serena Ho
Lorde Sends Support To The USA

Lorde has assured fans in an email that she is taking "true action" to help support the Black Lives Matter movement.

2 days ago
Harry Styles One Direction Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Harry Styles Donating Post Bail Funds To US Protest Organisers

Harry Styles is donating post bail funds to arrested protest organisers as a means of calling for justice following the death of George Floyd.

2 days ago
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman images
Lady Gaga Drops Album Party Because of American Violence

Lady Gaga pulled the plug on a planned virtual album playback party on Friday because the violence in Minnesota had left her raw and emotional.

3 days ago
Taylor Swift, Etihad, Ros O'Gorman, Photo
Taylor Swift Supports US Protestors

Taylor Swift has condemned U.S. leader Donald Trump for threatening violence in the wake of anti-police brutality protests in Minnesota.

3 days ago
Australian Albums: The 1975 ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ Debuts At No 1

The fourth studio album for English group The 1975 called "Notes on a Conditional Form" becomes their second No.1 on the ARIA Albums Charts this week.

3 days ago
Thelma Plum
Thelma Plum Covers Powderfinger’s These Days

Thelma Plum has covered the Powderfinger classic ‘These Days’.

6 days ago
Pierce Brothers photo by Ros O'Gorman
Pierce Brothers Take It Indie With ‘Kanko’

Melbourne’s Pierce Brothers have returned with new indie music after releasing their debut through Warner Music.

May 26, 2020