The NSW Government’s decision to lift the cap on the number of concerts at the SCG precinct is welcome news for music fans and the live entertainment industry.
Live Performance Australia Chief Executive, Evelyn Richardson, said removing the twenty-year old restriction would put Sydney on the map for more stadium-scale live music shows.
‘Stadium tours have been a big driver of the return of live music post-pandemic, with more to come throughout 2024,’ Ms Richardson said.
‘More stadium capacity means even more opportunities for our promoters to bring Australian audiences the performers they love.
‘It also generates more job opportunities for those who bring the shows to life, including production and technical crews and venue staff, and people working in hospitality and tourism,’ Ms Richardson said.
Contemporary music generated more than $217 million in revenue in NSW in 2022 with ticketed attendance of 2.75 million according to data collected for the Live Performance Australia 2022 Ticket Attendance and Revenue Report.