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Live Nation Belgium shifts tickets for post-COVID rave with no date

Live Nation Belgium has begun selling tickets for a post-COVID all-night rave, although no date has yet been confirmed for the event with the country still locked down.

Organisers have revealed that almost 50 per cent of the ticket allocation has already been sold for the ‘I Want To Dance Again’ event scheduled to take place at the 8,000-capacity Lotto Arena in Antwerp.

The plan is a collaborative project between promoter Live Nation Belgium, radio station Studio Brussel and local electro band The Subs, with the aim of staging the first post-Covid-19 indoor rave once restrictions are lifted.

The €35 tickets will provide entry to venue on the unknown date for the “giant celebration in the country for the return of live music” and to “culminate a good spirit for the events industry”.

Organisers said: “As soon as the current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will schedule a date for the first post-Covid indoor rave without restrictions. A relief and reward for our massive efforts, after many months of dance deprivation.”

Belgium, which had the highest rate of infections in Europe in October, went into its second national lockdown at the end of that month. Those conditions remain almost entirely unchanged to this day.

The country has seen a steep decline since October, with 209 infections confirmed per 100,000 inhabitants over the past two weeks, which marks a 30 per cent decrease compared to the two weeks before.