Australia needs to get on that, stat.
The world is missing festivals… so much so that there’s talk of applying the ‘bubble’ model to them as early as next year.
For those unfamiliar with the ‘bubble’ method, some sports leagues overseas, like the NBA, MLS, and NHL for example, have successfully restarted thanks to a bubble experiment. The ‘bubbles’ are controlled environments where players and staff involved are tested (multiple times), self quarantined and can then enter the bubble when their proven healthy enough to do so. They are then forbidden to exit until their set time in the venue has expired.
It’s an interesting experiment, but apparently has proven successful due to the myriad of health risks related to gatherings of large crowds… and there’s now talk that the same formula may be coming for music festivals next year, according to the festival news site The Festival Owl.
I’ve recently had conversations with industry insiders that have floated the idea of “bubble” festivals in 2021-22.
What does that mean?
You get tested, you show vaccination, you enter the bubble, and you don’t leave.
Whether that happens, who knows but it’s being discussed.
— Festive Owl (@TheFestiveOwl) August 2, 2020
Whether it actually happens or not, you’ve got to give them points for being creative.