Promoter of Chainsmokers concert in Hamptons fined $20,000

Lawrence Kim
October 18, 2020

Similarly, New York's 56th governor unveiled the results of the probe in a tweet, recently writing: "Following an investigation into the Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons this summer, the promoters will be fined $20,000 for violating public health law".

Remember that extremely cursed Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons earlier this year where the duo performed alongside Goldman Sachs executive David M. Solomon? Town officials have blamed the organizers for not enforcing social distancing rules when a dance pit broke out in front of the stage.

The fine levied against promoter In the Know Experiences is for holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing, according to the governor.

According to Cuomo, the Department of Health found that over 2,150 people attended the concert - well above the permitted number - and that it was not held in accordance with other COVID-19 safety regulations. The conditions at the concert risked spread of the coronavirus, Cuomo's office said. The special event application submitted by the promoters was approved at the time because it included "numerous" measures to ensure that concertgoers were protected from spreading the virus. Their application also didn't mention a special "friends and family" section where guests could mingle freely and mask wearing was not enforced. New York State has also sanctioned Southampton, meaning the town will not be allowed to approve permits for group gatherings without first earning approval from the state. "Frankly, I don't know what they were thinking".

Admission for the event ran between $1,250 and $25,000, Billboard reported, with all profits going to local charities including No Kid Hungry, Children's Medical Fund of New York and Southampton Fresh Air Home. "We will take whatever measures we can to protect the public health of all New Yorkers".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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