NewsAugust 16, 2021 5:14 PM ET5,303 views

Furnace Fest to require vaccination or negative test

Following the lead of both Live Nation and AEG, organizers of next month's Furnace Fest have announced that all attendees must either show proof of a Covid-19 vaccination or negative test. A statement festival can be read below.

Furnace Fest is scheduled to take place September 24-26 at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL.

Covid-19 update: As a result of the increase in Covid-19 cases, we are majorly and proactively stepping up our precautions.

The safety of our fans and team is our top priority. As such, a negative COVID-19 test or proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend Furnace Fest 2021. Even though the festival is a 100% outdoor event, we highly encourage all our friends to get fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the fest.

A negative COVID-19 test result must be obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of first entering Furnace Fest for fans who are not fully vaccinated. The two-fold aim of these measures is to keep everyone safe and our friends in business. We have an opportunity to showcase the neighborliness, thoughtfulness, and community for which Birmingham is famous.

Read on for additional notes: Negative Covid-19 tests will be required for all non-vaccinated fans at Furnace Fest and all pre/after parties. Proof of Covid-19 vaccinations will be required at Furnace Fest events in the form of a vaccination card, a photocopy of your vaccination card, or an electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone. All the above will remain the same for indoor pre/after-parties, except we require masks to be worn at all times while inside. Furnace Fest will have masks on-site but ask you to please also bring your own. Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the venue grounds. Furnace Fest volunteers and staff will be equipped with appropriate sanitizer to wipe down often touched surfaces.

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