City of Melbourne cancels New Year’s Eve drone show due to COVID – The Age

All Celestial staff members are now out of quarantine and key equipment has arrived in Australia, allowing the company to begin testing out the shows.

Ms Capp said the entertainment offering at the four ticketed celebration zones in Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Alexandra Gardens and Treasury Gardens remained unchanged and invited revellers to come for a night of live comedy, circus and music performances, food trucks and fireworks.

“It’s disappointing that COVID-19 has disrupted yet another set of plans in 2021 and we won’t have the drones swarming in Docklands this New Year’s Eve, but I’m so excited to join tens of thousands of Melburnians in the city to see the back of 2021 and celebrate the start of a new and better year.”

The brains behind Edinburgh’s 2020 New Year’s Eve drone display, Celestial has worked with local artists to design and choreograph the shows and was due to hold twice-nightly shows throughout January.

It is unclear how many of those shows will be cancelled or postponed.

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