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Virgin Money Unity Arena - the first 'dedicated socially distanced music venue' to open in the UK this summer

The Virgin Money Unity Arena - the first 'dedicated socially distanced music venue' is set to open in the UK this summer.  Located in Gosforth Park, about a 5 minutes from Newcastle, the venue boasts 500 viewing spaces altogether, roughly six and a half feet apart from each other, and can accomodate 2,500 people: 




According Virgin Money Unity Arena's site, here's how the venue will operate: 


How does the event work?

You can purchase your ticket for your chosen event online, you will then receive a confirmation email and e-ticket. Please keep hold of these. You will then be asked for your car registration and will be allocated a time slot for arrival.
When arriving at the entry gate you will be required to show security your e-ticket.

You will then be directed by staff to our car park. Once parked up you will join a socially distanced queuing system and be directed to the arena.

Our staff will then direct you to your personal viewing space where you can enjoy the show.

You can collect your pre-ordered food and drink on arrival. If you didn’t get the chance to pre-order you can order via The Unity Arena app without leaving your area.

When the show ends our staff will safely direct you back to your car and you will be given directions to safely exit the site.


The initial lineup for the venue includes - The Libertines, Two Door Cinema Club, Maximo Park, and more