DE001 Drive In Experiences Rock & Pop Icons On Tour Launch

A local entrepreneur from Leeds has launched his latest venture – Drive-In Experiences in a bid to provide much needed outdoor entertainment events for customers to enjoy from the security of their own car.

With safety the number one priority for Drive-In Experience, the team are keen to host a number of socially distanced, ‘drive-in’ outdoor experiences including concerts, movies nights, theatre shows and comedy evenings.

The first event is set to motor ahead this August bank holiday weekend in Wakefield and will provide music lovers with the chance to watch a whole host of live entertainment including popular Billy Idol, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, and Blondie tribute acts across five nights.

While the evening of the 30th of August has been set aside as a free concert for NHS staff in a show of appreciation, tickets for the other showings – including three matinee performances for all of the family to enjoy – are now on sale.

Guests will simply be stewarded as they drive into their allocated area which is where they will be able to rock out and dance to the music.

The Drive-In Experience team say the goal is to offer an exciting and Covid-19 safe environment, while helping maintain a healthy and vibrant entertainment industry within the UK for many years to come. 

The team are also set to reveal details of a series of family friendly cinema and concert events at Leeds East Airport taking place between 9th-27th of September.

Enzo Tantram, popular Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen tribute act, and the Events Director and founder of Drive-In Experiences, said: “They say necessity is the mother of invention and that certainly was the case with us.

“As the Covid-19 virus Effectively ended the Live indoor gigging and cinematic circuit From March 2020 there became an obvious demand for escapism as people yearned for a return to some kind of normality, a much-needed adrenaline rush and the need to be around other likeminded people. 

“The idea became compelling - to provide an escape from the lockdown restrictions while getting back to live entertainment in a safe and friendly environment.

“But how to do this was the 6-million-dollar question and that’s exactly where the inspiration came from, America and their passion for Drive-in Events.

“With many years in music, a large contact base and a wealth of experience in Business we were able to move extremely quickly to establish our vision for the future of live and cinematic entertainment.

“Now the Wakefield event is ready to go we’re in the process of rolling out the format across the country and offering a range of entertainment to give people what they want.”

The Rock and Pop Icons on Tour event will run for an impressive five nights between the 27th to the 31st of August at Beacon Hill Farm just off the J38 of the M1.

Tickets for the event start off at just £45 per car and there will be three matinee shows over the weekend.

Toilets, disabled facilities, and baby changing facilities will be made available at all events.

Kate Buckle
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