As the world tentatively moves into the re-opening phase of the pandemic, the live music sector remains uncertain - at least for now.
Many artists have been live-streaming gigs from their homes in a makeshift fashion over the past few months, but others are now figuring out how to continue to make a living without touring.
In recent weeks, several artists have announced their intention to stream professional gig set-ups and charge fans to buy a 'ticket' for the stream. These PPV gigs will probably be the way forward in the short-term.
Dermot Kennedy is getting in on the act by announcing a gig that will be streamed live from London's Natural History Museum on July 30th.
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Presale is now open for our live-streamed show at London's Natural History Museum! Thank you to everybody who's signed up for it - I can promise you this is going to be incredibly special. Tickets go on sale this Friday 10 July at 9AM local time. Link to join mailing list in stories. X
The gig, dubbed 'Some Summer Night', will feature the Dublin musician's full band, as well as several 'additional appearances' - and one of them will be by none other than actor Paul Mescal, aka Connell from 'Normal People'. We're assuming - considering how he proved his worth as a singer on Comic Relief - that he'll be giving us a few bars.
Kennedy said: "I’m incredibly excited to be playing a show at the Natural History Museum in London. To have the opportunity to bring my music into a place filled with so much history and wonderment means so much to me. We’re going to do something truly unique and I can’t wait for you to see it.
"This is easily one of the most exciting things I’ve ever been involved in and it feels like a privilege to get to put this show on and in this time when I can’t play shows as I normally would, it gives me so much joy to be able to share this event with you. Poetry, music and history will all come together for this event and it’s going to be so special."
It'll be available to Irish audiences at 9pm on July 30th, and you can buy your ticket from this Friday at 9am via Driift.