UPDATE: The Drive-In has been cancelled by Untitled Group as of July 3rd. Find a statement from the events group below.
Victoria has scored itself its first drive-in live concert venue, aptly named The Drive-In. Created by Untitled Group, the event aims to reinvigorate Victoria’s live music industry following the far-reaching impacts of coronavirus.
The first round of programming includes 12 large scale concert events, with each week featuring some of the country’s hottest bands, as well as a movie and comedy program to follow. The lineup for the first three weeks has now dropped, and it’s nothing short of tantalising.
What better way to celebrate the return of new music than a one-of-a-kind drive-in concert venue? Melbourne punters are in for a treat.
Over three nights of entertainment each weekend, starting on July 10, The Drive-In will see the likes of Aussie legends Ball Park Music, Baker Boy, Client Liason, Alex Lahey, Boo Seeka, Lime Cordiale, and many more.
Located at Flemington Racecourse, The Drive-In will feature large viewing screens and parking grids, with the site accessible to all people of all levels of ability. Complimentary tickets are also being allocated to the Dylan Alcott Foundation for people with disabilities.
The Drive-In is curated alongside Beyond The Valley, Ability Fest, Grapevine Gathering, Wildlands, and more.
UPDATE: Unfortunately The Drive-In has been cancelled. Read below for a statement from Untitled Group:
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of all upcoming events at The Drive-In.
Unfortunately the current COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria that have sent many hotspot areas (within close proximity to our venue) into lockdown have prevented the safe execution of this event. The safety of our patrons, staff and artists is our top priority and after consulting with various experts and officials this tough, but necessary decision was made. Further to immediate health concerns, the possibility of artists being able to travel interstate is becoming increasingly uncertain and in some cases is now impossible.
We want to particularly thank everyone who bought a ticket & supported our endeavour to keep the music industry alive during these testing times. The Drive-in was set to create over 250 jobs per event & inject over $2 million dollars into a much suffering sector of our economy and we are devastated with this outcome.
We are keeping our heads held high, and will redirect our focus towards summer festivals with optimism.
All ticket purchasers will receive an email from Oztix on Monday the 6th of July which will provide further details on the refund process.
We look forward to having a dance together this summer.