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Coronavirus pandemic means Australia’s music festivals are in a devastating ‘holding pattern’ – ABC News

The pandemic has put Australia’s music festivals on life-support, and while organisers are getting creative in a bid to host socially-distanced events, the thing they desperately need from the Federal Government is certainty.

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Jessie Parker is no stranger to decibels as the general manager of one of Australia’s biggest music festivals, noise is the name of her game.
Now she has a new challenge: making sure her own voice is heard, ideally in the halls of power.
Ms Parker runs the iconic St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, which, like many other major events, remains in limbo as the nation continues to grapple with social-distancing restrictions.
She’s hopeful the Australian shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide a…

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