Six60 recently played a gig in front of a crowd of approximately 20,000 music fans in Waitangi, New Zealand, marking one of the biggest single gigs since the pandemic began.
New Zealand has managed to tackle and contain the virus so effectively that its alert level sits at one, with only a few imported cases or isolated local cases occurring.
The concert was the first of Six60’s six-date nationwide summer tour, and reports say that concert-goers came into close contact with one another and didn’t need to wear masks.
The news appears in stark contrast with the situation in the UK and beyond. Currently, the UK is battling the containment of a new variant of the virus with a third lockdown.
More than 100,000 people have died with Covid-19 in the UK, after 1,631 deaths within 28 days of a positive test were recorded in the daily figures. The live events industry has been devastated by the pandemic, and it is currently unknown when live events and large gatherings of people will be able to take place again.