It was the kind of inspired idea that had musicians across the globe swapping notes. In Denmark late last month, 500 tickets sold out within minutes to a live, drive-in concert by popular Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer in an open field on the outskirts of the city of Aarhus.

Cars were spaced out to meet social-distancing requirements, the music was broadcast on FM radio, and fans could remain in their vehicles and get closer to Langer via video-conferencing tool Zoom.

Danish musician Mads Langer performs to an audience in socially distanced cars.

Now Australians are embracing the concept: just last week, Casey Donovan held a drive-in concert in a car park in Sydney’s inner west, applauded via flashing headlights, and Keith Urban recently did the same in Tennessee as a thank-you to US healthcare workers.

“I think it’s a great idea,” says Jon Hart, singer and keyboard player for Australian band Boy and Bear.