People queued up to be vaccinated in Belfast this morning for the chance to receive free tickets to a music festival. Tickets to Féile Music Night, which takes place this coming Sunday, were awarded to the first 500 people to show up and have a Pfizer jab.
The event will feature sets from DJ Paul Van Dyk and Judge Jules. Kevin Gamble, the director of the festival said:
“Feile an Phobail over the last 34 years has always shown leadership, particularly in west Belfast and north Belfast, and if we can help support the health trusts in driving up the vaccinations, this is us playing a very small part in that process.”
According to Belfast Live:
She said there was a good atmosphere from 6am as young people started to queue.”From what I hear, these tickets are like gold dust,” she said.
“We have been working very hard the past couple of months to try and encourage the young people to take the vaccine. When Féile approached us and asked to do a joint piece of work we were delighted to support it.
“We had two girls here from 6am. They are delighted to be here and excited to get their vaccine and their concert tickets. They were ecstatic in the queue.
“We want to be sure to get back to normality as soon as possible. Not only to protect ourselves but to protect our loved ones and everyone around us. My word of encouragement would be to get the vaccine #jabdone.”
There are 2.8 million under 30 year-olds in the UK who have not yet come forward to be jabbed. Has a festival in Ireland shown the UK government the way?
Don’t be surprised if a series of massive outdoor events are announced, with hundreds of thousands of tickets reserved for the hitherto un-jabbed.
God, it’s depressing shite this. And I was starting to feel a little more optimistic too….