Insurance plea from music sector during Omicron

Live music events are again being plunged into a series of cancellations, leaving many asking: where is the bottom line?

Nervous energy shrouds the live music and entertainment industry as the sectors see a flurry of Omicron cancellations.

On 12 January, three Australian festivals were cancelled within 24 hours. Touring metal and punk festival Full Tilt in Adelaide has cancelled as well as NSW’s Grapevine Gathering festival and Victoria’s heavy metal festival Unify Forever, reports The Guardian.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_