‘We had to find a way of getting open’ – launching a music venue in a pandemic

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Craig Pennington initially hoped to open up Long term Yard in April

With most gig venues however trapped in a dim and silent stasis, and coronavirus restrictions having tighter, it is an not likely time for new venues to be opening their doorways.

Craig Pennington has been occupied measuring out socially-distanced “pods” on the ground of Long term Yard in Birkenhead. When indie band She Drew The Gun launch the location to a provide-out group of 60 folks later on, each individual pair of supporters will be allocated a pod in which they can stand and view – but not dance, sing alongside or cheer.

If opening a little location wasn’t arduous and risky plenty of, executing so amid the Covid-19 disaster – particularly with scenarios soaring all over again – is a logistical migraine and a licence to shed cash.

“Launching a dwell songs location in the

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