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Photos of the UK's first outdoor festival since the pandemic began offer a hint of what the future of music festivals might look like

Photos of the UK's first outdoor festival since the pandemic began offer a hint of what the future of music festivals might look like
  • An outdoor music festival called the Gisburne Park Pop-Up is taking place in Lancashire, England, with coronavirus social distancing measures.
  • In addition to being spread out over eight weeks, only 480 people can attend each day.
  • Groups of up to six people can book a spot on the field, and the spots are more than six feet apart.
  • Photos of the festival, which runs from July 11 to August 31, show how we might experience live music in the coronavirus era.

An outdoor festival showcasing music and films is taking place in Lancashire, England. The festival began on July 11 and will run until August 31, per the Gisburne Park Pop-Up website.

An outdoor festival showcasing music and films is taking place in Lancashire, England. The festival began on July 11 and will run until August 31, per the Gisburne Park Pop-Up website.
Festivalgoers remain in their designated pitches as they attend the Gisburne Park Pop-Up on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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The festival was designed with coronavirus social distancing measures in mind — 480 people can attend each day, and groups of up to six people can book a pitch. A pitch is a spot on the field.

The festival was designed with coronavirus social distancing measures in mind — 480 people can attend each day, and groups of up to six people can book a pitch. A pitch is a spot on the field.
Festival-goers experience the Gisburne Park Pop-Up on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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The pitches are shaped like hexagons, and they're spacious enough for up to six people to stay six feet apart from one another, although it's not required.

The pitches are shaped like hexagons, and they're spacious enough for up to six people to stay six feet apart from one another, although it's not required.
Festival-goers remain in their designated pitches as they attend the Gisburne Park Pop-Up on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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While festival-goers are not required to stay six feet apart from people in their own pitch, it is mandatory that they maintain distance from other groups. The pitches are about 8.5 feet apart from each other, organizers told the Evening Standard.

While festival-goers are not required to stay six feet apart from people in their own pitch, it is mandatory that they maintain distance from other groups. The pitches are about 8.5 feet apart from each other, organizers told the Evening Standard.
A festivalgoer makes her way to her designated pitch on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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Aside from when they enter, leave, or use the restroom and handwashing facilities, patrons are required to stay in their hexagons.

Aside from when they enter, leave, or use the restroom and handwashing facilities, patrons are required to stay in their hexagons.
Festivalgoers remain in their designated pitch on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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Festival workers are taking and delivering food and drink orders for each hexagon.

Festival workers are taking and delivering food and drink orders for each hexagon.
Festivalgoers order food and drinks from their pitch on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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Festival organizers are also staggering patrons' entrance and exit times to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Festival organizers are also staggering patrons' entrance and exit times to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Festivalgoers dance in their pitches on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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The festival, Gisburne Park Pop-Up, has different types of shows on different days of the week.

The festival, Gisburne Park Pop-Up, has different types of shows on different days of the week.
Drinks are delivered by wheelbarrow on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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Friday and Saturday nights are for dance music, and Sunday nights are for bands. Wednesday through Saturday afternoons include family-friendly shows, and film screenings take place on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Friday and Saturday nights are for dance music, and Sunday nights are for bands. Wednesday through Saturday afternoons include family-friendly shows, and film screenings take place on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Festival-goers remain in their designated pitches on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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Festival-goers can purchase day passes or spend the night on the grounds.

Festival-goers can purchase day passes or spend the night on the grounds.
Festivalgoers enjoy the show on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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There are five glamping sites, and each tent includes a full-sized bed.

There are five glamping sites, and each tent includes a full-sized bed.
Bell tents pictured on July 11, 2020. OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images
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