Live Nation Canada Details Vaccine Requirements for Concert Attendees and Staff

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result will be required

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 20, 2021

As live music returns and tour schedules begin to be populated, Live Nation Canada has detailed vaccination requirements for artists, concert attendees and staff.

Yesterday, the Canadian arm of the event promotion giant announced that all artists and fans will be required to either show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test results to enter shows at Live Nation-owned and operated venues across the country.

A press release notes that Live Nation Canada will enact the policy nationwide "no later than October 4, 2021, though many shows will likely implement these protocols sooner as they look to make the switch as soon as possible."

Live Nation has already implemented the aforementioned protocols at events and festivals across the U.S. and U.K., including Lollapalooza, Latitude, Camp Bestival and Wilderness. The policies will also be in effect at outdoor venues and festivals, and will be requested at third-party venues where Live Nation promotes events, but does not control protocols.

"Live Nation and the live music industry are about uniting people, and vaccines are one of the greatest tools for making sure that everyone can continue to enjoy live music together," Live Nation Canada president of business operations Wayne Zronik said in a statement. "We're confident this is the right move for everyone coming out to shows, including artists, fans, crew, and our staff."

Live Nation Canada venues include Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom, Edmonton's Midway and Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, Velvet Underground, Budweiser Stage and the recently unveiled History.

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