2,500 music fans in Britain flocked to the new Virgin Money Unity Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, England on Tuesday evening to attend the first major outdoor concert since the U.K.’s events industry shut down back in March. Sam Fender was the headlining act who the 2,500 attendees were able to watch safely from the 500 platforms spread throughout the viewing area, as spaced two meters apart from one another to abide by the strict social distancing guidelines.

Much of the response shared by fans on social media seemed positive for the unique concert viewing setup, which took place on the spacious real estate of the Newcastle Racecourse. Some attendees did express frustration about feeling penned in within each private viewing area, which allowed for five people max, but overall, fans must have been ecstatic just to be able to experience live music in a large-scale setting after months of isolation and despair throughout the spring.

A post shared by Sam Fender to Instagram prior to the concert read, “Super excited for our shows this week!! The first events of their kind, we hope everybody is ready to enjoy responsibly. There are a few rules to follow to keep everyone safe. No moving between platforms/areas and please keep a safe distance when moving around to go to the toilet (bring a mask too). You can pre-order booze on the venue website and there will be hand sanitizer on points of entry. You’ll all be sent arrival times so please check your emails and get down nice n early.”

Scroll down to check out some of the photos and videos shared by fans social media from last night’s concert.

The U.K. was one of the first major markets in the world to embrace the return of major concert events in both outdoor and indoor settings as fans head into August. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson and culture secretary Oliver Dowden originally announced last month that indoor concerts can resume in England beginning on August 1st, that plan has since been delayed until at least August 14th.