Cleveland set to host Queensland's first drive-in concert as coronavirus restrictions ease

REDLANDS looks set to become one of the first Australian cities to host live music since before the coronavirus lockdown, with a drive-in concert scheduled for Cleveland in June.

SIGHT FOR SORE EYES: Live music event like A Day on the Green at Mount Cotton's Sirromet Wines have been missed during the coronavirus lockdown.

SIGHT FOR SORE EYES: Live music event like A Day on the Green at Mount Cotton's Sirromet Wines have been missed during the coronavirus lockdown.

The idea has been trialled around the world but organisers say it would be the first of its kind in Queensland.

Sydney will become the first Australian city to host a drive-in event when singer Casey Donovan takes to the stage in front of what is expected to be a sold out crowd this afternoon.

It will act as a trial for future shows, with eight other locations across New South Wales and Victoria reportedly in the mix for live performances from July.

A date for the Redlands show has not yet been confirmed but is scheduled to take place at the start of June.

The line-up will be announced shortly.

Organisers are working with state and local government to ensure the concert complies with social distancing regulations.

Michael Walker, one of the event's organisers, said the music industry was in a death roll and a drive-in concert was the solution to getting musicians back to work.

"As restrictions are eased and retail and eateries start to trade, there is no light at the end of the tunnel for any of us in the entertainment sector and the impact on the economic and mental health of people our industry is critical," he said.

"This is the solution to be socially responsible, gets us off the dole and back to work, and get some happy back into all our lives."

Tickets to the show are yet to be released.

Organisers said dates would be announced shortly.

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