Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Live Performance Australia release Coronavirus statement

Live Performance Australia release Coronavirus statement
March 11, 2020

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has released a statement advising that the nation's live performance industry is paying very close attention to the evolving situation around the spread of Coronavirus both in Australia and overseas.

LPA Chief Executive Evelyn Richardson said the health and well-being of patrons and performers at live performance events remains the top priority for producers, promoters, venue operators and event organisers, advising "at this stage, the advice of the Commonwealth’s Chief Medical Officer is that there is no material risk associated with attending a public gathering.

“Obviously, people who have been in COVID-19 affected countries, or have had contact with a confirmed case or are unwell should stay away from public gatherings, but otherwise it should be safe to attend.

“We’ll continue to follow that advice, any many of our live performance events are proceeding on that basis, including upcoming festivals such as Bluesfest,” Ms Richardson said.

“If and when the official advice changes, we will work closely with health authorities to respond to their advice.”

The LPA statement comes in the wake of today's announcement that, among many postponed and cancelled live events worldwide, Hobart festival Dark Mofo, which was set to be headlined by American singer Bon Iver, has been cancelled.

Explaining that she was aware of decisions to cancel or postpone events in Australia and overseas, Richardson added "each promoter or event organiser will need to make a decision on their event and circumstances and we respect those decisions, although we will always start from the position of what the official health advice says.

“It remains safe to attend a live performance, and I encourage all Australians to continue to make the most of our dynamic, diverse and vibrant live performance sector.”

Image: Evelyn Richardson, courtesy of LPA.

Related Articles

11th March 2020 - Coronavirus fears impacting music festivals around the world with Coachella postponed and Tasmania’s Dark Mofo cancelled

9th March 2020 - Australian Grand Prix to proceed despite Coronavirus fears

6th March 2020 - Tourism leaders look for Federal rescue package amid Coronavirus fears

25th February 2020 - New research highlights impact of Coronavirus and bushfires on Australian business

17th February 2020 - Fire Fight Australia concert raises $9.5 million for bushfire relief

31st January 2020 - Sound Relief bushfire fundraising concerts cancelled

17th February 2020 - Live Performance Australia backs consumers getting better information on ticket resales

16th December 2019 - Live Performance Australia says industry is waiting for Viagogo to communicate

4th December 2019 - Live Performance Australia seeks answers from Google as Viagogo advertising returns

3rd December 2019 - LPA reports live performance industry drives cultural economy but growth rate slowing

17th October 2019 - Live Performance Australia slams NSW Government’s ‘broken promises’ on music festival consultation

25th September 2019 - Live Performance Australia advises that collaboration is key to safer music festivals

15th July 2019 - 23 live performance winners honoured at completion of 2019 Helpmann Awards

28th May 2019 - Live Performance Australia welcomes new Federal Arts Minister

20th March 2019 - Music industry alliance urges voters to consider live performance in NSW election

26th October 2018 - Victoria generates Australia’s highest live performance revenues and attendances

1st May 2018 - Live Performance Australia calls for NSW Government action on Sydney’s Theatre Royal


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology

 
 

Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues

 
 

ProSlide Technology

ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Felton Industries

Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…

read more

Parks / Play / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

PlayRope

Playrope Aqua-Fun, are the Australian & New Zealand exclusive distributors for Vortex Aquatic Structures International, the world leader in aquatic playgrounds and urban water landscapes.…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Parks / Play / Recreation

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

GEOFF NINNES FONG AND PARTNERS

Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business