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Concert for 1,000 people at Rockhal on 21 May



The Rockhal is planning its biggest concert in over a year on 21 May Claude Piscitelli

The Rockhal is planning its biggest concert in over a year on 21 May Claude Piscitelli

After the series of five concerts organised last February for limited audiences, the Rockhal continues its “Because Music Matters” series with a capacity now set at 1,000.

A few hours after the announcements made by Xavier Bettel and Paulette Lenert on Wednesday, the Rockhal was already taking advantage of the easing of restrictions on gatherings to organise an event with a capacity of 1,000 people. After a series of concerts limited to 100 spectators organised at the beginning of February called “Because Music Matters”, the Esch-Belval venue is doing it again, with a follow-up to this initiative.

“If all goes well, if the law...is adopted, Serge Tonnar will offer us an exceptional concert on Friday, 21 May in our main hall. And in front of an audience of 1,000 people,”  Rockhal CEO Olivier Toth explained on Thursday.

Atttendance of the show by the popular Luxembourg artist will require adhering to health measures, including physical distancing and the compulsory wearing of a mask.

Two other concerts should follow

“The purchase of a ticket implies the commitment of the spectator to accept two tests, organised with the Luxembourg health authorities”, Toth continued. “A free (rapid) antigenic test to be performed on site before the concert, and a second test (PCR type) seven days later. And that's to allow for follow-up by the health authorities.”

If all goes well, this first concert should be followed by two others, before the summer vacation, featuring Luxembourg artists. “But discussions are underway for the return of international stars,” Toth said. This could lead to other events in the near future...

This article was originally published in French for Paperjam.lu. It has been translated and edited for Delano.