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Entertainment venues across Australia are getting back to 100% capacity, boosted by the end of lockout laws and government support

Australia’s live entertainment industry has almost fully returned to pre-pandemic attendance allowances, with 100% capacity at venues now allowed in almost every state. The live entertainment sector received $135 million from the Federal Government to bolster the industry in March. It coincides with the final gasps of lockout laws in […]
Entertainment venues across Australia are getting back to 100% capacity, boosted by the end of lockout laws and government support
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Peak live music organisations claim they need to be exempt from border restrictions to protect the industry from devastation

The live music industry is still struggling as border closures and venue capacity limits hold organisations back from return to pre-COVID-19 business. Australia’s peak music organisations are calling for the government to allow national tours to resume. “The perception that live music is back disguises the devastating reality facing our […]
Peak live music organisations claim they need to be exempt from border restrictions to protect the industry from devastation
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Legendary Sydney live music venue The Basement is closing after 45 years

Sydney CBD live music venue The Basement is set to close, but landlord AMP Capital has denied claims that the site is being redeveloped. It’s unclear when the curtain will come down, and The Basement management have not responded to Business Insider’s request for comment, but an AMP Capital spokesperson […]
Legendary Sydney live music venue The Basement is closing after 45 years