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Can drive-in gigs save the music industry?

As Gavin James announces he will play for fans in their cars this summer, Ed Power takes a look at the innovative ways promoters are trying to rescue concerts

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Singer Cass Hopetoun performs at a drive-in concert in Sydney last week. Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters

Singer Cass Hopetoun performs at a drive-in concert in Sydney last week. Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters

Singer Cass Hopetoun performs at a drive-in concert in Sydney last week. Photo: Loren Elliott/Reuters

'Let's see those windscreen wipers in the air," is a sentence music fans could never have imagined hearing before the long strange summer of 2020.

Yet such is the unlikely catch cry already echoing around the world and now coming to Ireland, as live music wrestles with the devastation of Covid-19.


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