Sampa The Great will perform in Melbourne as part of Live At The Bowl.
Part of the Victorian Government's roadmap to recovery, Live At The Bowl is a three-month season of live music taking place at Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring the likes of Sampa The Great, Ocean Alley, Birds Of Tokyo, Missy Higgins, Lime Cordiale, Running Touch and much more.
"It's beyond exciting to me that the live music scene is opening up again; I've really missed it," Missy Higgins says.
"Starting 2021 off by playing at one of the most iconic Melbourne venues is going to be pretty special. I can't wait."
To adhere to COVID-safe planning, the Bowl will look significantly different with purpose-built and environmentally-mindful private decks set-up on the main lawn for groups of 4-6 people (known to each other). Each event will also be capped at 3,000 patrons (only 25 per cent of the venue's regular capacity).
"We want Live At The Bowl to be a fun and exciting experience for everyone, but the role we play in delivering a COVID-safe summer festival is critical," Arts Centre Melbourne CEO Claire Spencer AM says.
"We have spent a lot of time listening to our audiences since our closure and we are confident that when they return they will be pleasantly surprised with the transformation.
"We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our venue for what can only be described as a summer not to be forgotten."
Other highlights of the programme include Carl Cox, Emma Donovan, Mo'Ju, Northeast Party House, Slowly Slowly, The Black Sorrows, The Grogans and Vika & Linda.
"Live At The Bowl will celebrate the return of live events, it will reactivate our creative, events and hospitality sectors and get Victorians in these industries back to work," Minister for Creative Industries, Danny Pearson says.
Fri 8 Jan - Welcome Ceremony & Concert with Spinifex Gum feat. Marliya Choir, Felix Riebl, Ollie McGill and Emma Donovan Sat 9 Jan - Human Nature Sun 10 Jan - Piknic Électronik Thu 14 Jan - Melbourne Youth Orchestra Fri 15 Jan - Soju Gang Sat 16 Jan - Mo'Ju with Orchestra Victoria (co-presented as part of Melbourne Music Week–Extended) Sun 17 Jan - Teeny Tiny Stevies Thu 21 Jan - Ocean Alley, Slowly Slowly, Maddy Jane, The Grogans Fri 22 Jan - Birds of Tokyo with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sat 23 Jan - Birds of Tokyo with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Sun 24 Jan - Piknic Électronik: Carl Cox & Eric Powell's Mobile Disco Tue 26 Jan - Share The Spirit Festival Wed 27 Jan - Missy Higgins, Busby Marou Fri 29 Jan - MSO: The Faun and The Firebird Sat 30 Jan - Sun Cycle Festival Thu 4 Feb - Lime Cordiale Fri 5 Feb - Running Touch, Northeast Party House (DJ set), Kult Kyss, Adult Art Club Sat 6 Feb - MSO: Mambo! Dancing across the centuries Wed 10 Feb - MSO: Spanish Harlem Fri 12 Feb - Rock The Bowl feat. Daryl Brathwaite, Jon Stevens, The Black Sorrows, Darlinghurst Sat 13 Feb - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Chinese New Year Sun 14 Feb - Vika & Linda Wed 17 Feb - Hannah Gadsby, Zoë Coombs Marr Sun 21 Feb - Piknic Électronik Sat 13 Mar - Sampa The Great Sun 21 Mar - Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra