As the backlash against Gladys Berejiklian and the NSW Government’s harsh new regulations and restrictions for music festivals reaches boiling point, the Don’t Kill Live Music rally was held in Sydney yesterday to protest them.
Berejiklian has been, frankly, a total stick in the mud when it comes to working out these issues. Yesterday, major music organisations banded together to speaking to Berejiklian and relevant ministers in a meeting to discuss the matter. But there was a spanner in the works – Berejiklian and the relevant ministers didn’t show up.
The rally is a direct response to the canceling of Mountain Sounds Festival, which blamed the cancellation on the state government’s “war on festivals”. Many artists and groups have condemned Berejiklian and co., like Peking Duk and the Australian Festival Association.
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Appearances were made by the likes of Hottest 100 toppers like Ocean Alley and The Rubens, while speakers included Yumi Stynes, Julian Hamilton of The Presets, Murray Cook of The Wiggles, City of Sydney Councillor Jess Scully and more.
Dan Sultan and Polish Club, appropriately, opened the rally with a scorching cover of ‘Footloose’ by Kenny Loggins.
Here are some of the best posts direct from the event and stay tuned for our full gallery, up soon!
— 💧Alster (@AllyWellyBelly) February 21, 2019
— Jessica Adams (@jessicacadams) February 21, 2019
— Doctor Worm (@JKBioProject) February 21, 2019
A streaker holding an ‘I Don’t Like Crowds’ sign has interrupted a clearly emotional Michael Chugg during his speech to thousands of people gathered at Sydney’s ‘Don’t Kill Live Music’ rally tonight. pic.twitter.com/7bTcZ2IoNL
— Tom Williams (@tom__williams) February 21, 2019
— Avani Dias (@AvaniDias) February 21, 2019
— jared richards (@jrdjms) February 21, 2019
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