Yes, it’s true. An actual music festival, one with some epic artists on the line up, is heading our way—and fingers crossed, it’s all kicking off before the end of the year.
After three massive years getting music lovers pumped over in Perth, the Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival is crossing the WA border under the new banner of Factory Summer Festival. If you’ve heard of the bangin’ event, you’ll no doubt know that it typically takes place over three weeks, features an absolutely hectic lineup and last year encompassed no less than 11 themed hidden bars, a zipline and a silent disco at Perth’s iconic Ice Cream Factory. Sounds like something the rest of Australia should get on board with, right?
Luckily for us, the festival is hitting Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne this time round, and is bringing a seriously stellar local and international lineup with it. Example, Illy, GRAACE, Dirty South, Jesswar and Jess Kent are just the beginning, hitting all three cities, while Brisbane and Perth are also scoring The Presets and Peking Duk (sorry Melbourne).
So how exactly are the Factory Summer Festival crew planning on putting on a festival in the midst of a pandemic, you ask? Well, in all cities the event will run over three weeks, with capacity limited to a maximum of 4,000 per day, meaning they can allow for social distancing measures. COVID-19 Safety Plans have been developed for each city in accordance with the relevant health departments, and the organisers have also said that should the festival be unable to go ahead, replacement dates have already been confirmed with all the acts (though you’ll still have the option to get a full refund).
As for when and where it’s all going down, the festival will hit Brisbane and Perth concurrently, from 11–13 December 2020, at the Ice Cream Factory in Perth and Victoria Parklands in Brisbane. Melbourne will have to wait a little longer, with Federation Square hosting the event from 19 March to 5 April, 2021.
When: 11–13 December, 2020 (Perth and Brisbane) and 19 March–5 April (Melbourne)
Where: Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne
Find out more here.
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