Published: Sat, October 17, 2020

Chainsmokers Hamptons Concert Promoter Slapped With $20,000 Fine

Chainsmokers Hamptons Concert Promoter Slapped With $20,000 Fine

Nevertheless, video later showed that guests exited these designated areas and congregated before the Chainsmokers stage, interacting and dancing largely without adhering to social-distancing guidelines.

Promoted by "In the Know Experiences", the July 25 concert had more than 2,000 attendees - which exceeded the number of allowable people per the event's permit - and was not held in accordance with other safety measures, according to the state Department of Health (DOH).

The DOH charged the promoter with violating an Executive Order and Section 16 of the Public Health Law.


The organizers of The Chainsmokers' Hamptons concert are facing a $20,000 fine following the packed summer show, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says. "As I said immediately following reports of this event, it was an egregious violation of the critical public health measures we have had in place since the beginning of this pandemic to protect New Yorkers from COVID-19". 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. In addition, the town of Southampton will no longer be able to approve permits for group gatherings without State's review. In addition, DOH said the event was not held in accordance with other safety measures outlined in the permit application and promotional materials, and created conditions that increased the risk of spreading COVID-19 in NY.

Cuomo announced the fine on Wednesday during a phone call with reporters.

The concert was held at a 100-acre lot transformed into a drive-in for the event, and a concert-goer on Twitter posted show footage, noting "no social-distancing during a pandemic; we may be doomed". He says the town did issue the promoter a summons.

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