Live Nation to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result at all venues, events by October
Live Nation will now require all attendees to present proof of vaccination or a negative test result at its venues and associated events by October 4. The move finds Live Nation following in the footsteps of Lollapalooza, which successfully hosted its 2021 iteration with the same policies in place.
“12% of fans said Lolla was actually their reason for getting vaccinated—which is a huge number with 400,000 attendees throughout the weekend,” a Lollapalooza spokesperson told NBC News.
The amendment to Live Nation’s original model, which permitted artists to decide whether vaccination would be required at their Live Nation-coordinated events, comes just days after AEG Presents announced that by October 1, individuals planning to attend any AEG Presents-orchestrated event must display proof of vaccination to gain entry. AEG Presents’ vaccine-only model will be fully enforced nationwide by October 1, and is already in effect at varying extents at different AEG-owned venues across the United States.
“Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows, and as of October 4th, we will be following the model we developed for Lollapalooza and requiring this for artists, fans, and employees at Live Nation venues and festivals everywhere possible in the US,” said Live Nation president and CEO, Michael Rapino.
Live Nation employees must be fully vaccinated by October 4 in order to visit any of the company’s offices, venues, or other sites.
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