Major venue’s warning on music caps

Cr Schrinner said any change needed to be in line with health advice but there was a double standard between the treatment of sport and music.

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“We can see big venues like Suncorp or the Gabba filled up with 50,000 people or 40,000 people,” Cr Schrinner said.

“What we’re asking for today is just some fair rules [for the live music sector].

“It is being strangled and it is teetering on the edge of existence.”

Earlier this month, the state government announced a round of grants to eligible venues to provide $80,000 to those with capacity of more than 500 people, and up to $60,000 for smaller sites.

Some larger venues such as the Triffid have lost $75,000 in a weekend due to recent cancellations.

A Queensland Health spokeswoman…



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