Play On Victoria

Sat 30th October, 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne
Price: $29.90
Live music returns to Melbourne on October 30 with this 4000-person gig headlined by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Amyl and the Sniffers, and Baker Boy. The best part? Tickets are just $29.90.

On Monday, Save Our Scene – a collective of 100-plus Victorian live-music venues, including some of the country’s most iconic and longstanding – launched a new campaign lobbying for urgent government support for the industry. An op-ed we published opened with the line: “There is no road map to reopening Victoria’s music venues”.

It went on: “The state government has announced a road map to reopening the state once we hit 80 per cent double-vaccination levels, but we are not on it.”

The industry is calling for a road map to full capacity and meaningful support until then. In the meantime, the announcement of Play On Victoria is a first step in the right direction.

On Saturday October 30, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will play host to the one-day festival – a “test” event as part of getting live music and large-scale events back up and running in Melbourne.

A crowd of 4000 fully vaccinated punters will be able to attend, and tickets are just $29.90. Masks will be mandatory and the space will be split into zones to ensure social-distancing requirements are met.

On the line-up: psychedelic rock outfit King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, pub-punk act Amyl and the Sniffers, and Darwin-born rapper Baker Boy. Plus, vocal duo Vika & Linda, and Grace Cummings and her band. As part of the event, all performers, crew and staff will also be fully vaccinated.

Tickets go on sale here at 3pm on Friday October 22.

From 4.30pm to 11pm.

More information here.

Victoria is reopening, but the pandemic isn’t over. We’re entering a new phase of living with Covid-19: some of us will be going out like crazy, while others might prefer to stay at home for now. If you want to support your favourite venues and businesses, ensure you’re adhering to current health advice. The Covid-19 situation is evolving and public health requirements are still subject to change. If you have concerns about visiting businesses or public spaces, or questions about self-isolation or coronavirus testing, see the latest updates from the Victorian Government.