Promoters Fined $20K Over Infamous NY Chainsmokers Show

  • Promoters Fined $20K Over Infamous NY Chainsmokers Show

Promoters Fined $20K Over Infamous NY Chainsmokers Show

"Following an investigation into the Chainsmokers concert in the Hamptons this summer, the promoters will be fined $20,000 for violating public health law".

Social media videos from the July event in Water Mill show a not-so-distanced crowd dancing and singing in close proximity.

It is seeking a $20,000 fine for holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Twitter that the promoter behind the show, In the Know Experiences, will be forced to pay a $20,000 Dollars fine for violating the Public Health Law by "holding a non-essential gathering and failure to enforce mask wearing".

Variety reports that event organizers In The Know Experiences and Invisible Noise released a statement elaborating on what they characterized as proper safety precautions.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was quick to voice his disgust when video of the event surfaced back in July, threatening an investigation from the Department of Health and writing "I am appalled". 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. "We will continue to hold people and businesses accountable for their actions and the local governments must enforce the rules or else we will hold them accountable as well". The crowd of 2,150 people at the show was above the maximum allowed by a permit for the event. However, the application did not mention a special section where attendees could "freely congregate and where mask wearing was not enforced".

Further, the town of Southampton will no longer be able to approve permits for group gatherings without approval from the State of NY. If they do not, enforcement is always an option.