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BREAKING: Live music event to take place in Limerick as part of Government's reopening plan

Choirs kick off summer of song 2019 at University Concert Hall in Limerick

University Concert Hall is set to host a live performance with crowds next month

A LIVE music event is set to take place in Limerick next month after the government endorsed plans to stage a number of pilot events across the country.

The Arts Council has confirmed the event being planned is a performance of Molique And Piazzolla by the Irish Chamber Orchestra at University Concert Hall, Castletroy on Wednesday, June 23.

The logistics are still being finalised but with a capacity of around 1,000, the pilot event could see up to 500 people being allowed to attend the performance.

“Artists, arts practitioners and the public can barely wait to get back to live performances, and this is a great first step – we are coming back” said Arts Council Director Maureen Kennelly.

“We worked closely with organisations we already fund and that we knew had the capacity to create pilot performances. These events will be very closely monitored and controlled, and we will be sharing the learnings with the entire arts sector as we go along," she added.

Similar to pilot events in other countries, those attending may have to be tested for Covid-19 in advance and their movements may be monitored as part of the pilot initiative.

It's not known if they will be required to wear masks and observe social distancing.

A number of indoor and outdoor sporting and cultural events are set to take place during June ahead of any decision to allow larger crowds to attend matches and concerts later in the summer.

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