Victorian artists are set to take centre stage for close to 4,000 gig-goers as the joy of live music returns to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl as part of the Victorian Government’s vaccinated economy trial.
Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson confirmed local talent including King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Baker Boy, Amyl and the Sniffers, Grace Cummings and Vika and Linda Bull will entertain music lovers at the Play On Victoria concert on Saturday, 30 October 2021.
The concert will be delivered in line with the venue’s COVIDSafe Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer and trial safe settings on Victoria’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan, an important step towards getting Victoria’s live music and events sectors up and running again.
Tickets cost $29.90 and will be made available via Ticketek from 3:00pm Friday for those who live in metropolitan Melbourne.
Attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend. They will be spread across the venue in allocated seats and picnic areas and they will be required to wear masks.
Food and beverages will be available at the concert and crowd members will be allowed to remove their masks while eating and drinking.
Eight more Play On Victoria gigs will be held across the state on the weekend of October 30 to 31, featuring more than 20 local artists including Gareth Liddiard, Dan Kelly, Kutcha Edwards & Friends and Alice Skye.
The concerts will be staged outdoors at venues in Avenel, Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine, Geelong, Gippsland, and Warrnambool.
To gain entry, gig-goers will have to show proof they are fully vaccinated through the Service Victoria or Medicare apps or equivalent smartphone wallet.
Creative industries minister Danny Pearson said the newly-added regional concerts were a vital step to bringing live music back and getting the lockdown-stricken industry back on its feet.
“We’re making sure we have the best technology in place to get our great local events up and going again and make them run as smoothly as possible,” he said in a statement on Friday.