A new company has been launched to run drive-in entertainment events across the UK while social distancing measures are still in place.
Called Drive In Events, the company has been set up by dance promoters Tom Ketley, Steffan Chelland and Richard Ince.
It will produce socially distanced cinema, raves and comedy events across the UK in locations including Edinburgh, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Nottingham, Oxford and Newcastle.
Ketley, who is founder of music festival Fly Open Air, said: “Drive In Events could be a massive safe success story and we have plans to roll this out across the UK - bringing high quality entertainment to people while ensuring strict social distancing."
Chelland, who runs Bristol-based events company Time Warp, added: "Our aim is to bring back a sense of normality in a climate of uncertainty.
"It’s been difficult for not only the music industry... the average person has lost their sense of weekend release, be that music events, live shows or just socialising with your friends - we are trying to build a safe bridge back to this."
The company has said events may include comedy in Edinburgh throughout August, following the cancellation of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
It is also in discussion with Hopetoun House, a stately home near Edinburgh, about running outdoor events.
Two free car places will be available to NHS workers at each performance.
The new company follows the announcement of other drive-in events, including a tour of Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain to car parks across the UK and a series of drive-in screenings at www.thestage.co.uk/news/troubadour-to-open-new-enfield-venue-with-series-of-drive-in-screenings" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a new venue in north London.
www.thestage.co.uk/news/coronavirus-english-national-opera-launches-drive-in-opera-series" target="_blank" rel="noopener">English National Opera has also announced that it will be launching a drive-in opera series.