Summer in the Domain Has Been Given a Public Health Exemption to Allow Dancing This Weekend
Two thousand people will be allowed to dance to sets from Vera Blue and Client Liaison.
It has been a long time between dances for Sydney. Outside of a brief two-week window when indoor dance floors of 50 people were allowed before being restricted again due to the northern beaches COVID-19 cluster, it's been over a year since dance floors were shut down in NSW. This Saturday, the drought will be broken, as 2000 people will be allowed to dance in The Domain as part of Summer in the Domain.
Following the NSW Government's announcement that a slew of restrictions would be rolled-back from Monday, March 29, including any restrictions on dancing, Summer in the Domain has been granted a public health exemption and will be allowed to open up the dance floors a couple of days early and host Sydney's first major dancing-permitted music event in 12 months.
The CBD concert series was first scheduled to take place between Thursday, March 18 and Sunday, March 21, however extreme weather conditions saw the final two nights delayed to the following weekend. As it stands, a trio of party-starters – Client Liaison, Confidence Man and Touch Sensitive – will all take to the stage on Saturday, March 27 and Vera Blue will take part in a special one-off performance alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 28.
Tickets for Summer in the Domain are purchased in pods of two, four or six where each group is given a private picnic table to sit at. This pod system will be kept this weekend in order to maintain social distancing between strangers, however dancing with your pod-mates around the picnic table will be permitted. Food trucks and a bar will also be on site so you can enjoy a meal between sets or a G&T during the show.
Images: Cole Bennetts
Published on March 26, 2021 by Ben Hansen