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Sandy Point Music Festival gets $28,367 for 2021/22 summer series through Live Music Australia federal program

The Morrison Government is supporting the return of live music, with Sandy Point Music sharing in more than $2.5 million, as part of round three of the Live Music Australia program.

By news@gippsland - 15th October 2021 - Back to News

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the program will bring more original live Australian music to communities across the country - from pubs in the remote outback, to clubs in major capital cities.

Pierce Brothers at Sandy Point Music - May 2021

Pierce Brothers at Sandy Point Music - May 2021

Helping music sector to emerge

Minister Fletcher said, "This funding will help the live music sector to re-emerge as Australians continue to get vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions ease, allowing venues to begin to reopen and rebuild. It is important that our live music sector will be primed to host performances and gigs when permitted to do so, and by supporting these local venues now, we are increasing opportunities to see Australian artists get back on stage."

Federal Member for Monash Russell Broadbent said the funding will provide much-needed support for local live music venues to rebuild, while also stimulating the economy and igniting excitement back into our community. "I'm pleased to announce that Sandy Point Music has received $28,367 for the Sandy Point Summer Series through round three of the Live Music Australia Program."

"This critical funding will give support to the Sandy Point Summer Series in presenting a sequence of original live music events, supporting both local and national music artists." Mr Broadbent said.

Restarting the summer seires

A Spokesperson from Sandy Point Music said they are excited at the opportunity to restart the Summer Series in 2021-2022 with the generous funding provided through the Live Music Australia Program.

"The Funding will allow us to invite back our local artists and production crews to present live music to our supportive and understanding audience as we navigate our way through the easing of restrictions on numbers."

"We have a great line-up of events scheduled over the summer months. You can find out more about the program and Sandy Point Music at Sandy Point Music Facebook page the Spokesperson said.

Recovery and sustainability of the live music sector

This funding brings the Government's investment to more than $8 million since the start of the program, supporting more than 300 live music venues and the recovery and sustainability of the live music sector.

Applications for round four of the program will open later this year, with funding to support venues from mid-2022 as they continue to re-establish regular programming of original live Australian music. The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021-22.

For the list of round three recipients and for information on how to apply for round four, visit Australian Government's grantsor the Australian Government Office for the arts.

Pictures from Russell Broadbent MP website.


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