Declan McKenna and Kaiser Chiefs are set to shut the UK’s first socially distanced stadium in Newcastle this weekend. )
The Virgin Currency Unity Arena, situated at Gosforth Park, has held gigs for the previous month, such as an opening set of displays by Sam Fender.
Kaiser Chiefs will perform with the stadium’s penultimate series on Saturday (September 19), until recently NME cover celebrity McKenna closes the show the next day.
“We’re thrilled with the way the case has worked out and we are tremendously thankful to Newcastle City Council and to most regional inhabitants,” festival organiser Steve Davis said of the final of this festival. “Their optimistic can-do mindset has helped apply 150 individuals in the local music industry for the previous six weeks.
“We aim to make them last shows a major party for the town and its music lovers. We’re thrilled with all the line-up which can deliver the event to a fitting finale.”
Sam Fender in the Virgin Currency Unity Arena at Newcastle. Charge: Getty
Sam Fender talked to NME after launching the stadium a month, branding his native Geordies as”trailblazers.” “I am proud that it is our area that has done it and thrilled that it is the Geordies which would be the trailblazers,” he explained. “I expect it may continue because people are perishing for live audio and I am pleased to perform whatever capacity we can until this blows over.
“There had been just 2500 individuals in a place that could normally match 20,000 and it felt tremendous as people were crying louder than they normally would and they had it. It is fantastic, so that I hope we could keep it moving.”
Assessing Fender’s series, NME’s Becca Fergus wrote: Writers observe in groups of 5 500 human platforms place metres apart — that the place was especially made to bring a little bit of joy into our own lives. The lights dim and the outside stadium fills with all the dearly missed recognizable buzz of shrieking music lovers.”
Other acts set to perform in the Virgin Currency Unity Arena this week include The Hunna (September 14), Joel Corry (16), Chase & Status (17) and also Jack Savoretti (18).