Ready for a show? Big Concerts gears up to operate at full capacity

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Following a much-anticipated announcement from health minister Joe Phaahla regarding mask-wearing and event capacity restrictions, Big Concerts will now be operating at 100% capacity ahead of some of its international shows. 

Grammy-winning Canadian sensation Justin Bieber and legendary band Foreigner have shows scheduled for South Africa later this year and if you haven’t gotten your tickets… Now is your chance! 

ALSO READ: ‘I don’t want to get sick’: Some South Africans choose to KEEP masks on

HEALTH MINISTER REPEALS COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS 

In April 2020, the South African government made it mandatory for all South Africans to wear masks when the country moved into lockdown level four. 

Almost two years later, Joe Phaahla has repealed mask-wearing regulations, meaning South Africans are free to walk around mask-free. 

Phaahla also scrapped event capacity restrictions, meaning all events can now operate at full capacity. Some events, including the National Arts Festival in Makhanda, have already begun operating at 100%.

BIG CONCERTS READY FOR A SHOW 

Speaking to Sunday Times, Big Concerts CEO, Justin van Wyk, is ready to welcome more music lovers to their events. 

“This important development sets us on the path to economic recovery. SA music lovers cautious about attending large concerts can attend live shows with full confidence the shows will happen and the environment will be safe,” said van Wyk. 

Van Wyk added that wearing a face mask and presenting a vaccine certificate or negative COVID-19 test is up to the concertgoer. 

WHAT INTERNATIONAL SHOWS CAN YOU EXPECT? 

Take a look at some international shows taking place later this year

Justin Bieber – Justice World Tour

  • 28 September: DHL Stadium, Cape Town
  • 1 October: FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

Foreigner 

  • 9 October: SunBet Arena, Pretoria
  • 11 October: Grand Arena, Cape Town

OneRepublic

  • 15 November: Grand Arena, Cape Town
  • 18 and 19 November: SunBet Arena, Pretoria

The Lumineers:  Brightside World Tour

  • 30 November: Grand Arena, Cape Town
  • 2 December: SunBet Arena, Pretoria

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