Lollapalooza festival co-founder Marc Geiger predicts that there will be no old-fashioned festivals or grand concerts until 2022.
Speaking to the ‘Bob Lefsetz Podcast’ collected by the NME, Geiger said that, in his opinion, massive musical appointments will continue to be affected until the coronavirus pandemic is fully controlled.
Asked specifically for a date when the concerts could be held again without the current security measures, he stated: “IMHO, it will be 2022.”
“It will take a long time to come. It’s my instinct, this is going to take a while because over-broadcast events like sports, shows or festivals are not going to work too well as long as the virus is present,” he said.
In his view, there are “probably twenty” obstacles that live music has yet to overcome before it can return, including the “space and density” and “infinite responsibility” that organizers face with insurers.
“The next six months can be more painful than the last six months, and perhaps the next six months later will be even more,” he warned.