Western Australia to host nation’s first post COVID-19 live music event

June 30, 2020 2:44 pm

Australia’s first post COVID-19 live music event, WA Unlocked, to be held on July
18, the day restrictions are removed WA to celebrate being the first State to host a major event since COVID-19 began

This is the first of many steps to boost the WA economy across the board HBF Stadium to open its doors to 4,000 music fans

Live music in Western Australia is officially back with the announcement that up to 4000 fans will be able to support popular local bands on Saturday July 18, the day WA celebrates
the lifting of all COVID-19 crowd restrictions.

WA Unlocked, which will be held at HBF Stadium, will feature popular local acts Crooked Colours, ShockOne, Slumberjack, and Tina Says.

This will be the first major live music event to be held in WA following the COVID-19 pandemic, which is a further testament to WA’s outstanding management of the health
crisis.

This comes after the Premier’s Phase 4 announcement to further ease restrictions around capacity within venues commencing on June 27. It is anticipated that Western Australia will
move to Phase 5, which will see all restrictions lifted, on July 18.

Essentially this means Optus Stadium could host a crowd of up to 60,000 people, RAC Arena could welcome 14,000 fans, and HBF Park 22,000.

This is fantastic news for the WA music and event industry, as well as the thousands of music fans who will get the chance to see their favourite local bands for the first time since
March.

With major restrictions inhibiting public mass gatherings across the entertainment and sporting event space and forcing the closure of Perth’s world class venues, the live entertainment industry has been hit hard. The lifting of restrictions will provide some hope.

The resumption of live events means thousands of Western Australians are set to be gainfully employed across several industries, including events, catering, music, production,
transport, retail and hospitality

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