According to Victorian Premier Dan Andrews, we can expect to get on the D-floors very, very soon.
As reported by Pedestrian.TV, Andrews announced via Facebook that Victorians can expect for live music and gigs to return at the end of this month on October 30th.
And things are set to kick off at none other than our state’s most iconic outdoor venues: Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Andrews said, “From October 30, live music is back. Concerts will be held at Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and gigs will return to smaller venues, like pubs or concert halls.”
The announcement then goes on to confirm that there is going to be a spotlight on our state’s “creative industries” and ensuring they have a solid return.
And saying this is well deserved is an absolute understatement, considering the creative and live music industries have been inarguably hit the hardest of all by pandemic restrictions.
“When the time comes for doors to open round the state, we want our creative industries to be there, doing what they do best,” the Premier said.
“And that’s why yesterday we announced $15 million to directly assist creative workers and organisations, who’ve been some of the hardest hit during the pandemic.”
“This funding will make sure festivals, performing arts and more can continue to operate and employ workers as restrictions are eased in the next few weeks when we hit our double dose vaccination targets.”
Furthermore, Andrews also announced the introduction of the Vaccination Economy trial.
“And to make sure that transition for all businesses is as smooth as possible – we’re kickstarting our Vaccination Economy trial tomorrow in some of the highest vaccinated areas of the state.”
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