New York City’s own rock giants Foreigner have been announced for two headlining shows at the upcoming ‘Frontyard Festival’ which is set for March 23 and 24, 2021 at Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida. The impending fest is said to be the first socially distant music festival in the U.S. since the pandemic started.
“We are so happy to be able to perform live again because we and our fans really miss the experience,” said Foreigner lead singer Kelly Hansen. “We saw how the team at Dr. Phillips Center cared about the health of their audiences and innovated socially-distant concerts, and that’s why we chose it as our first show for 2021. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in the country. We are so excited to connect with our fans in a safe manner, and can’t wait to play live again at the Frontyard Festival.”
The announcement stated, “The Frontyard Festival is a new purpose built, live entertainment event designed to re-engage artists and guests in a safe, socially-distanced setting. It takes place over six months in a specially-built, three-acre outdoor theater. The Frontyard Festival pays homage to the fact that our yards have become gathering places, where we see our friends and family in an open-air setting. Accordingly, the design elements—sleek woodfencing, stainless steel accents and lush greenery—are inspired by sunny, outdoor patios and front porches. The venue will feature hundreds of private, elevated boxes placed six feet from one another, allowing guests to enjoy a concert while keeping a healthy distance from others.”
They added, “Covid-19 health and safety protocols—developed with guidance from federal, state and local health authorities—will be strictly enforced, including touchless temperature and bag checks at the entrance points, mask wearing outside guest boxes, and increased sanitation. And guests can order food and beverages from a group of on-site restaurants and have their orders delivered right to their boxes.”
Tickets are available at this location.
Featured concert shot by Lina Glasir