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Thousands Of Live Music Fans Call For Change At Sydney’s Don’t Kill Live Music Rally

Written by Jackson Langford on February 22, 2019

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!

UPDATE: All The Snaps (And The Signs) From Sydney’s ‘Don’t Kill Live Music’ Rally

 

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