Tag: Spain

Live Music, Fans Returning to WiZink Center

WiZink Center in Madrid has a capacity of 17,500 but will have far fewer in attendance for the concerts. (Getty Images) Plan for new slate of shows includes more tech and an audience The operators of WiZink Center in the Spanish capital, Madrid, announced they have confirmed several artists for paid livestreamed concerts that will be performed before at least some fans inside the building. Working with the venue’s managing company, Impulsa Eventos e Instalaciones, as well as telecommunications company Telefónica, the plan is to take the concept of live streams to another level. To help with that, the venue has installed production you’d expect when broadcasting popular sports events but not necessarily concerts. The performance will be recorded with at least six television cameras, usually intended for sporting events — including stationary cameras, polecams and rail cams — that offer different perspectives of what is happening on stage. “The […]

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Despite Uncertainty, WiZink Center Makes Plans

Spanish rock band Vetusta Morla performs at WiZink Center during a concert Dec. 27. (Getty Images) Spain first in Europe to open clubs, but big venues get little guidance Spain is the first European country to announce an official plan for reviving the country’s cultural industry, and it’s a slow burner in four stages. After an initial preparatory phase that will last until May 11, indoor venues up to 90 capacity will be allowed to host a maximum of 30 people. Open-air events will be allowed to host up to 200 people, as long as they’re seated and ensure that restrictions on distance are kept. Every two weeks, capacities will increase, to 50 people indoors and 400 outdoors from May 25, which is when cinemas, theaters, exhibition halls and other public spaces will open, albeit at one-third of their usual capacity. Their capacity will be increased to 50% come June […]

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