New York is planning a megaconcert in Central Park to celebrate the reopening of the city, after more than a year of conclusions and restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New York Times reported that the show, scheduled for August 21, will last three hours and will serve up to 60,000 attendees, in addition to the global television audience. It will take place on the Grand Meadow in Central Park.
It is reported that tickets for the show will be free, with VIP seats available.
In addition, the mayor of New York Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioOcasio-Cortez supports Maya Wiley in the New York mayoral racethe office said there would be vaccinated and unvaccinated sections, although about 70 per cent of tickets would be distributed to those who had been vaccinated, the Times reported.
De Blasio said the concert would be part of “Homecoming Week” to show that the city is recovering from the pandemic, according to the Times. He marked the event as a celebration for residents and people in the area who may not have attended for some time.
“This concert will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” de Blasio told the Times. “It’s going to be an amazing lineup. The whole week will be like nothing you’ve ever seen in New York. “
To host the event, de Blasio hired music industry producer and icon Clive Davis, according to the newspaper.
The event has not yet confirmed artists, but Davis, 89, said he wanted to see eight “iconic” stars attend the concert.
The concert will mark an important moment in the recovery of COVID-19 in the city, as it became a viral epicenter in the early days of the pandemic.
On June 1, the city did not register any new deaths from COVID-19 and reported its lowest incidence of coronavirus to date – 0.83%.
New York State is vying to vaccinate its residents. As of Monday, more than 66 percent of the state’s total population has received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine tracker.
New York State has introduced a voluntary vaccine passport called the Excelsior Pass.
As of the last week of May, approximately 1.1 million passes had been issued since the program was launched in March.