Play On Victoria: Amyl and the Sniffers, King Gizzard and Baker Boy headline Melbourne’s Bowl concert this month

Play On Victoria: Amyl and the Sniffers, King Gizzard and Baker Boy headline Melbourne’s Bowl concert this month

Photo by Charlie Ashfield

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.

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.

The concert will be delivered in line with the venue’s COVIDSafe plan and trial “safe settings” on Victoria’s reopening roadmap, which is the first step towards reopening live music in the state, a process that has garnered considerable criticism for so far excluding indoor venues.

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“We’re thrilled to be supporting our live music scene through this trial, which will see thousands of music lovers celebrate local artists in COVIDSafe settings. It’s a big step on the way to getting live music up and running again,” Victorian creative industries minister Danny Pearson says.

“Vaccination is our ticket out of this pandemic and it’s our only way to get back to enjoying the things we love, like our cultural and creative events.

“We’re making sure we have the best technology in place to get our great local events up and running again and make them run as smoothly as possible.”

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.

Music lovers attending the concert will be asked to show they’re fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Service Victoria app, Medicare app, or equivalent smartphone wallet.

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 shown through the Medicare app, or equivalent smartphone wallet. They can also present a printed version of their certificate or immunisation history statement or provide evidence of a valid exemption.

There will also be a series of live music trials at regional sites across the state, bringing music back to the stages of venues in Gippsland, South West and Central Victoria. More detail on regional trials will be announced in coming days.

For more information or to book tickets for Play On Victoria, visit the Ticketek website.