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DJ gig cut off at Adelaide festival after people dance

DJ gig cut off at Adelaide festival after people dance
A DJ's Adelaide Fringe gig was shut down after some people got up and danced – an activity still banned in bars and pubs in South Australia.
Security guards at the Garden of Unearthly Delights moved in to cut off the music on Saturday after some enthusiastic attendees got up and boogied to the tunes.
Dancing is permitted at ticketed events and private functions like weddings, prompting almost 10,000 people to sign a petition to bring it back at all events and venues in South Austtralia.
A DJ gig at the Adelaide Fringe festival was shut down after people got up to dance. (9News)
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Dancing in venues was banned in March last year, and the ban is still in force despite no cases of community COVID-19 transmission in South Australia since November 2020.
"People are confused and frustrated at the moment," Scott Maidment of the Garden of Unearthly Delights said.
"It's this time of year that people are used to celebrating and partying, and they feel like the rest of their life is normal."
Dancing at venues is outlawed under South Australia's COVID-19 restrictions. (9News)
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Business owners say the ban is outdated, and they want clarity on when restrictions will be lifted.
"Obviously people are out, they're now able to stand up and drink, really, dancing has got to be the next move forward," Andrew Wallace of the West End Traders Association said.
But SA Health maintains the combination of dancing and drinking alcohol remains a high-risk activity.