Play On Victoria: Live music back at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Vika-&-Linda-photo-by-Brian-Purnell_Mushroom-Creative-HouseVictorian 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.

Minister for Creative Industries Danny Pearson has confirmed local talent including 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.

“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,” said Minister Pearson.

The concert will be delivered in line with the venue’s COVIDSafe Plan approved by the Chief Health Officer and trial safe settings on Victoria’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan, an important step towards getting Victoria’s live music and events sectors up and running again.

Tickets cost $29.90 and will be made available via Ticketek from 3:00pm Friday 22 October 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.

“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,” said Minister Pearson. “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.”

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.

Play On Victoria will take place at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 30 October 2021. For more information or to book tickets, visit: for details.

Image: Vika & Linda – photo by Brian Purnell | Mushroom Creative House