The rally, which will start at 12pm in Belmore Park tomorrow, has gathered together an impressive list of musicians, who have cut their teeth in the Sydney music scene, to fight against the NSW government’s lockout laws.
Hayley Mary, the lead-singer of The Jezabels and Urthboy will also speak alongside Keep Sydney Open’s Tyson Koh and City of Sydney Councillor Jess Scully.
There will also be a performance from Sydney hip-hop outfit One Day plus Touch Sensitive, Ariane and Paul Mac with Stereogamous will be on hand to spin tunes.
Barnes put his support behind Keep Sydney Open in a Facebook video saying, “I made a career playing in live venues in Sydney.”
“Since the lockout laws have come into place live venues attendance are down 40 per cent. The lockout laws aren’t working.”
Keep Sydney Open are calling for the government to lift the 1.30am lockout, allow exemptions to the 3am cease of service, change the 10pm bottle shop curfew to midnight and stop the freeze on liquor license applications in inner-city entertainment districts.
This is the second rally Keep Sydney Open have held. The last one attracted around 15,000 people.
You can check out all the event details for tomorrow’s rally here.
The rally comes just a day after a report found that lockout laws aren’t making Sydney safer. In fact, they’re just pushing the violence outside the lockout zone to Star Casino in Pyrmont.
Gallery: Keep Sydney Open Rally, 21.02.16 / Photos: Ashley Mar