To be eligible, you must be over 18; be a resident of Australia; enter within the competition window (Sept. 15-Nov. 30); answer a simple question; and “be fully vaccinated under the Australian national COVID-19 vaccination program,” a statement reads.
Winners will get a plus-one to see the likes of Dua Lipa, Alanis Morissette, Kiss, Lorde, David Gray, Tyler, the Creator and many others, with the concerts calendar adding dates on a daily basis.
The novel campaign is an extension of #VAXTHENATION, a nationwide call-out launched earlier this month, and led by hundreds of musicians, industry leaders and businesses.
It’s an initiative of the so-called LIVE Alliance, a gathering of industry stakeholders and advocates, including the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), APRA AMCOS, ARIA, Australian Festivals Association (AFA), Frontier Touring/Mushroom Group, Live Nation, Live Performance Australia (LPA), Secret Sounds, and TEG.
With Australia’s borders all but closed to the rest of the world, music fans in these parts are deprived of their favorite international performers.
Next year, provided Australians continue to get vaccinated at a steady rate, those borders should open up, and internationals should stream in.
In recent days, the states of New South Wales and Victoria have published so-called “roadmaps to freedom,” which outline how restrictions on social activities would be lifted when the vaccinated population reaches a 80% target.