This concert will be open to fully vaccinated music lovers as part of the Vaccinated Economy Trials.
Preparations for opening Victoria safely are ramping up. The government is holding Vaccinated Economy trials at key areas around Melbourne to test our safety settings and make sure that we’re ready to hold large events once we hit our 80 per cent double vaccination target. Thousands of vaccinated people will be able to celebrate the return of live music at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Then, a few days later, up to ten thousand racing fans will head to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup.
Vaccinated Economy Trials
The iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl is part of the Vaccinated Economy trials. The outdoor concert will test event settings attached to the 80 per cent double vaccination target on Victoria’s Roadmap out of lockdown. We’re expected to reach this target on November 5.
These trials will allow officials to test vaccine certification technology in the real world, confirm the best way to establish vaccination status, and support staff training.
“We’re making sure we have the best technology in place to support Victorians as we move closer to opening up our state and getting our world-famous creative and cultural events up and running again,” said Minister for Government Services and Creative Industries Danny Pearson.
If you’re attending a Vaccinated Economy trial, you’ll have to show that you’re fully vaccinated. You will need to display a COVID-19 digital certificate through the Service Victoria app, Medicare app, or equivalent smartphone wallet. This certificate can be added to the Service Victoria app through MyGov, or the Express Medicare Plus App.
You could also present a printed version of your certificate, an immunisation history statement, or provide evidence of a valid exemption.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl returns
As for concert details, the Arts Centre is playing their cards close to their chest.
“What I can tell you is that it won’t disappoint,” said Claire Spencer, Arts Centre CEO. “It will be a Victorian line-up, and we have to make sure that artists are ready to come to the stage. They’ve been in hibernation for a long time, so we’re making that line-up decision really carefully. It will be worth the wait, I promise.”
Spencer anticipates a crowd of several thousand people, and is ready to deliver a phenomenal show.
“We will throw everything at this in the time we have available,” she said.
This concert will go ahead on Saturday October 30. Meanwhile, smaller gigs are also planned around the state at a similar time, subject to approval from the Chief Health Officer.
Stay tuned to Arts Centre Melbourne’s social media channels for more details in the coming weeks.
Just a few days after the Sidney Myer Music Bowl concert, the Melbourne Cup will return on November 2. Up to ten thousand patrons will be welcome at Flemington. They will be spread across five different zones in allocated seats. On top of being fully vaccinated, they will also have to wear masks during the events.
The last two days of Melbourne Cup Carnival, Oaks Day and Stakes Day, will also welcome ten thousand patrons if the 80 per cent double vaccination threshold is passed.
Read the Premier’s full statement here.