Live Nation Launches Socially-Distanced Drive-In Gig Series

Dizzee Rascal, Kaiser Chiefs, Gary Numan and Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley will perform during a series of socially-distanced drive-in music concerts this summer.

The programme will visit 12 venues, such as stadiums, racecourses and airports, across the UK between July and September, in cities and towns including London, Liverpool, Bristol and Edinburgh.

Acts will perform to about 300 cars at each show, backed by concert-quality sound with a full lighting rig and LED screens.

The event will be among the first of its kind in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic, as venues both large and small remain shuttered.

There will also be performances from Beverley Knight, Brainiac, Bjorn Again, The Brand New Heavies, Cream Classical Ibiza, Embrace, Jack Savoretti, The Lightning Seeds, Nathan Dawe, Reggae Roast Vs Gentleman’s Dub Club, Russell Watson, Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, Sigala, The Streets, The Snuts and Skindred.

Utilita Live From The Drive-In comes from promoter Live Nation and Utilita Energy and follows a spike in the popularity of drive-in cinemas around the world, where social-distancing is guaranteed.

Each drive-in event will comply with Government rules on social-distancing, with audience members given a designated area around their cars within which they can stand and sit.

The programme will also feature West End theatre, interactive science shows, DJs and family events.

It will also visit Cheltenham Racecourse, Newmarket Racecourse, Leeds East Airport and the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.

There will be morning, afternoon, early evening and late evening performances, depending on the artist and productions.

Singer-songwriter Savoretti said: “I can’t wait to get back out on stage. I have always romanticised about the drive-in culture and hope to bring some of that romance to these drive-in shows.”

Tickets On Sale 10am Monday 22 June At


When & Where Is Utilita Live From The Drive – In?  We have 12 sites across the UK, opening from mid-July onwards; 

  • Birmingham, Resorts World Arena

  • Bolton, University of Bolton Stadium

  • Bristol, Filton Airfield

  • Cheltenham, Cheltenham Racecourse

  • Edinburgh, The Royal Highland Centre

  • Leeds, Leeds East Airport

  • Lincoln , Lincolnshire Showground

  • Liverpool, Central Docks Liverpool Waters

  • London, *venue to be announced 

  • Milton Keynes, The National Bowl

  • Newmarket, Newmarket Racecourse

  • Teesside, Teesside International Airport

What Are The Dates And Times? Venues will open across the UK at the end of July until September 2020 and in line with government guidance. 

Performance timings will vary across the day. There will be morning, afternoon, early evening and late evening performances, depending on the artist and productions. Some performances will run twice on the same day.

Gates will open ahead of the performances in line with the pre-event information that will be sent to you 3-7 days prior to the show, so please follow the guidance.

How Do I Purchase Tickets? Tickets will only be available online from official outlets via or (Scotland only).

WARNING: tickets from any other source will be refused entry.


  • ALL TICKETS must be purchased in advance. 

  • TICKETS can be purchased depending on the number of people in your car. 

  • You can purchase a ticket for 2 – 7 people per car. Cars or vehicles with more than 7 people will not be allowed into the event.

  • All cars arriving for the performances will have their tickets scanned and the number of passengers in the vehicle checked. 

  • Party size cannot exceed the number of legal seats in the vehicle. 

  • Please ensure you purchase the correct ticket for the number of passengers in your vehicle to avoid delays on arrival.

  • All tickets will be print at home eTickets. 

  • Please make sure you have your barcode ready for scanning (either in printed form or electronically on your mobile phone)

  • There is no admission once the performance has started.

What Different Ticket Types Are There? Customers can purchase a Standard Ticket or a Premium Ticket, which includes guaranteed location in the First 3 rows from the front of the stage and priority exit from site at end of show. 

Customers with accessible requirements will be able to purchase an accessible ticket.

What Kind Of Vehicle Can I Bring And How Many People?

Vehicles NOT permitted – oversized vehicles (over 2m in height), coaches, buses (including minibuses), campers, RVs, limousines, commercial vehicles such as vans, Light Goods Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles and vehicles with trailers.

  • Standard passenger vehicles only. 

  • Party size will not exceed the number of legal seats in the vehicle. Maximum vehicle occupancy of 7 people.

  • It is recommended that you only travel with people from you household in line with Government guidance. Changes in restrictions will apply to Utilita Live from the Drive-In 

  • Larger passenger vehicles such as 4x4s may be placed at the sides of the venue to avoid blocking the views of others.

  • At the end of the show we ask that customers refrain from starting their engines until instructed by the stewards who will direct customer to the exits.

  • Once parked up and in position, cars may not leave the venue until the show has concluded and on instruction from the stewards.

How Is The Venue Set Up? Experience some of your favourite acts in a unique, once in a lifetimesetting 

We will provide the following to ensure an incredible experience for you and the family.  

  • Your own dedicated area next to your vehicle is available for you to stand, or bring folding chairs to sit, and enjoy the performances. Please note umbrellas are not permitted.

  • Concert quality sound from our live stage with a full state of the art sound system and lighting rig.

  • High definition LED Screens. 

  • We aim to provide a good view of the stage and the screens from across the event space. All parking is unreserved. You will be directed to a designated bay by the traffic team. All vehicle engines and lights must be switched off during the performance. If your battery runs flat please wait until all other vehicles have left the venue and staff will come and assist you.

Published:19/06/2020 by Radio NewsHub