Melbourne’s first drive-in concert series has been cancelled

Melbourne’s first drive-in concert series has been cancelled

Untitled Group’s new series of live drive-in concerts have been cancelled due to the current COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria. Titled The Drive-In, the series was due to feature three concerts each week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday July 10 until Sunday July 26.

Set to take place at Flemington Racecourse, the close proximity to hotspot suburbs and Victoria’s rising numbers of new coronavirus cases left the organisers with no choice but to cancel all upcoming events. The Drive-In lineup included the likes of Client Liaison, Alice Skye, Boo Seeka, Mwanje, Running Touch, Lime Cordiale, Ball Park Music, Northeast Party House, Baker Boy and more.

“The safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our top priority and after consulting with various experts and officials this tough, but necessary decision was made. Further to immediate health concerns, the possibility of artists being able to travel interstate is becoming increasingly uncertain and in some cases is now impossible,” said Untitled Group in a statement.

“We want to particularly thank everyone who bought a ticket and supported our endeavour to keep the music industry alive during these testing times. The Drive-in was set to create over 250 jobs per event and inject over $2 million dollars into a much suffering sector of our economy and we are devastated with this outcome.

“We are keeping our heads held high, and will redirect our focus towards summer festivals with optimism.”

All ticketholders will receive an email from Oztix on Monday July 6 with details on the refund process.

Written by Kate Streader via Beat Magazine.