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Flemington Racecourse is being turned into a drive-in concert venue

At least 12 concerts have already been locked in, plus movie and comedy nights
Written by
Nicola Dowse

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 line-up will be announced on Tuesday, June 16 and we know it will feature 12 large-scale concerts, plus a movie and comedy night program.

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. 

Visit the Drive-In website for more information.

Cherry Bar has announced it will reopen June 24.

And Beneath Driver Lane will reopen to offer you dinner AND a show.

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