Virtual fun: The City of Ballarat’s Be_Hear/Now festival is set to run across three weekends in November and showcase some of Ballarat’s most talented creatives. Photo: SUPPLIED

Virtual concerts set for mystery locations

October 30, 2020 BY

IN a bid to support the region’s struggling arts and events industries, the City of Ballarat has sought to reimagine a way to best showcase the local creative community.

Under the banner Be_Hear/Now, a music program is set to run over three consecutive Friday nights in November at three mystery locations.

All the performances will be live streamed from inside undisclosed factories, quirky motels and bowling alleys with the aim of highlighting the talent and history Ballarat has on offer.

Celebrated performers such as Freya Hollick, the Dead Salesmen, the heritage-steeped Ballarat Brass Band and the Sundanese dance mob Malë Kël Loc Kël are among the line up.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, audience participation will be limited at the locations but will be available for livestream.

The City has also partnered with Plug in Human to bring [I miss your touch], an online immersive art experience which will provide an opportunity for two people to attend each event.

The experience will link up two people in separate locations and offer them the chance to dance and interact.

Community members are encouraged to book a spot online before the events in the hopes of securing one of the few spots at the performances.

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