Time Out says
Flemington Racecourse is being turned into a drive-in concert venue
Update 06/07/2020: The Drive-In has cancelled all upcoming events due to the recent Covid-19 outbreaks in Victoria.
The drive-in concert series was set to create 250 jobs and add $2 million to the economy. The Untitled Group are looking to hold festivals this summer.
Those who have bought tickets will be contacted by Oztix regarding refunds.
With mass gatherings off the table for some time yet, our live performance industry is coming up with some pretty innovative ways to keep the good times going. The Untitled Group (the team behind festivals like Beyond the Valley, Grapevine Gathering and Ability Fest) is transforming Flemington Racecourse into a massive live venue and launching a series of concert-quality gigs called the Drive-In.
As the name suggests, the Drive-In will host live events that you can enjoy from the comfort and physically distanced bubble of your vehicle. The program features 12 large-scale concerts, plus a movie and comedy night program.
The line-up is as follows:
Fri Jul 10: Client Liason, Owl Eyes
Sat Jul 11: Alex Lahey, Alice Skye
Sun Jul 12: Winston Surfshirt, Mwanje
Thu Jul 16: Boo Seeka, Creature Fear
Fri Jul 17: Running Touch, Set Mo
Sat Jul 18: Lime Cordiale, Micra
Fri Jul 24: Ball Park Music, Big Words
Sat Jul 25: Northeast Party House, London Topaz
Sun Jul 26: Baker Boy, Close Counters
The Drive-In will be the first large scale entertainment precinct since shutdowns came into effect in mid March and at least a month of gigs have already been locked in. There will be a raised stage with huge screens and the entire site has been designed so that it is accessible for everyone. The Drive-In will additionally allocate tickets to the Dylan Alcott Foundation, who will distribute them to music fans living with a disability.
Sign up for presale tickets on the website. Presale tickets go on sale Thursday, June 18 and general public on Friday, June 19.