Colombo embraces new normal as people attend drive-in open-air concert

Nearly 600 vehicles attended the drive-in open-air musical concert in Colombo. The concert was a trial of reviving the entertainment industry amid the pandemic, as the industry has suffered huge losses due to the lockdown.

Drive-in is the new trend

Colombo has started organising open-air drive-in musical concerts to beat the boredom of people amid nationwide lockdown.

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Domestic airports put to use

The open-air concert was based on drive-in concept, and was organised for the first time at the Ratmalana domestic airport in Colombo. 

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Star-studded event

Colombian singer Bathiya (BNS) performed during this open-air concert.

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Social distancing

The event had been organised in line with social distancing rules which prohibit cinemas and other forms of entertainment in enclosed areas or large gatherings.

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Policemen spotted with masks

Policemen were spotted wearing facemask while on guard, to protect themselves and others from the coronavirus.

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Saving the entertainment industry

The event was a try to save the entertainment industry, which has suffered a huge loss due to the lockdown of COVID-19.

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A trial concert

This was a trial concert by the Sri Lankan entertainment industry to see how can the industry reactivate amid the pandemic.

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Nearly 600 vehicles attended

There were nearly 600 vehicles in the open-air concert, which became a little challenging for the organisers. All tickets were sold online, and the money collected will be donated to the coronavirus fund of the government.

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