Huge weekend of live music events for the Victoria area


Fans of regional music will celebrate the return of live music with a huge weekend of outdoor concerts, as the Victorian government works to bring concerts back safely to the state.

The Play on The regional series will feature more than 20 regional Victorian artists at eight outdoor events across the state on Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31.

Concerts will be organized for a double vaccinated audience in locations outside Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Halls Gap, Warrnambool, Castlemaine, Archies Creek and Avenel.

The lineup features top regional Victorian talent including Gareth Liddiard, Dan Kelly, Kutcha Edwards & Friends, Alice Skye, Dallas Frasca, The Kite Machine, and Jess Rebiro.

The announcement follows this week’s unveiling of the Play on Victoria concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday October 30. Like the Melbourne event, the regional concerts will test the return of live music in a COVIDSafe way.

Play on The events will support Victorian artists who were unable to perform during the pandemic and help regional concert halls that were also affected, giving a major boost to eight regional towns.

Fans attending the concert will be asked to show they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Service Victoria app. Victorians can add their COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app through MyGov or the Express Medicare Plus app.

Proof of vaccination can also be presented through the Medicare app or an equivalent smartphone wallet. They can also present a printed version of their certificate or vaccination history or provide proof of a valid exemption.

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As Creative Industries Minister Danny Pearson said

“These outdoor concerts will feature many of the Victoria area’s best and beloved musicians and venues – and will be an essential step in bringing live music back to our state and getting the industry back on its feet.”

“We make sure we have the best technology in place to relaunch our big local events and make them run as smoothly as possible. “

As stated by Regional Development Minister Mary-Anne Thomas

“This fully regional programming is a celebration of our incredible talent across Victoria. These incredible performers will light up the outdoor stages of some of our favorite regional venues and give us a taste of the exciting times to come. ”

“I encourage Victoria music fans to get involved and support the safe return of live music.”

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