M-One Sydney venue in doubt

The venue for Austereo’s M-One Sydney concert, planned for October 7, is in doubt after objections from local residents.

Local residents around the Sydney Cricket Ground have a history of objecting to pop concerts at the Moore Park venue going back to the 1970s when resident concerns threw doubt on the first big SCG outdoor concerts by performers such as Neil Diamond.

Five residents complained to council about the planned ‘Austereo Live’ event, featuring 14 music acts and other performances,which is promoted by Triple M. They objected on the grounds of noise, parking problems and the length of the event, which will run all day and into the evening, finishing at 10pm.

Austereo Live staff are said to be “stunned” by the development and will continue pressing to use the SCG as their preferred venue.

A final decision about the event will be made by the local council in two weeks.

The message on the Ticketek website reads:

A decision will be made by South Sydney Council in the next 2 weeks as to whether to ban M-ONE taking place at the SCG, due to a handful of residents complaining.

The organisers of M-ONE are looking at other venues, including Aussie Stadium, Moore Park & The Sydney Showgrounds, Homebush. A final decision will be made in the next few days.

Customers are advised to hold onto their tickets, as while the venue may be changing, the event is still on and all tickets will be transferable to the new venue. So, this will not affect anyone having already purchased a ticket, or anyone wanting to do so.

Tickets for the event cost $90