Compromise in Düsseldorf, Germany: decision on large concert at least four days in advance

Whether the controversial large-scale concert in Düsseldorf is allowed to take place, decides at the latest on 31. August – four days before the actual date. On

Compromise in Düsseldorf, Germany: decision on large concert at least four days in advance

Whether the controversial large-scale concert in Düsseldorf is allowed to take place, decides at the latest on 31. August – four days before the actual date. On this compromise, the city of Düsseldorf and the state government have agreed, as on Thursday from a common message emerged. Crucial then the current Corona to be infection to happen.

as Long as this move on a high level, will not be able to be held a music event of this magnitude, said North Rhine-Westphalia health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU). "But In the sense of the constructive conversations the last few days and in recognition of a certain concept for the Arena is today, not taken a final decision."

the of Live Nation Germany, which is planned large-scale concert, with up to 13,000 spectators at the 4 is Recognized. September in the football stadium Merkur gaming Arena. Live Nation CEO Marek lieberberg evaluated the decision according to the message as a "constructive, direction-oriented Agreement, which gives the culture a Chance and the specific infection development. To artists, Fans and organizers can make a living.“

The North Rhine-Westphalian state government had officially know until last Friday, of the of the city sanctioned plans, as the organizers made the concert a press release to the public. Health Minister Laumann had immediately logged in legal doubt.

"Deserved a Chance to restart"

in Addition, the government was out of tune, seriously. "That a local health Department approved in this situation, an event of this magnitude single-handedly, has confused me, as Minister of health in a sustainable way", explained Laumann. Düsseldorf's mayor, Thomas Geisel (SPD) pointed out that the hygiene concept of the corona protection according to regulation of the country. Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU), had been accused of hostage indirectly attempts at Profiling. A few days after the scheduled concert on the 13. September in the NRW local elections, also in Düsseldorf the Lord mayor-choice is then.

Updated Date: 13 August 2020, 16:20

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