This Thursday evening, Don’t Kill Live Music Rally is taking place at Sydney’s Hyde Park from 6pm-8pm. The rally is calling on NSW music-lovers to band together and save NSW’s live music scene. Now, the rally has announced its stacked roster of performers and guest speakers.
The rally aims to protest against the government’s continuous vilification and overregulation of music festivals.
“Overbearing regulation, exorbitant police bills, a lack of respect for NSW businesses, and very little recognition of the significant positive impacts of music on our communities is forcing music out of NSW,” the initiative penned in an open letter.
“The State Government has declared war on music and culture in NSW, proclaiming that music, and music festivals are high-risk activities,” the initiative penned in an open letter.
Instead of consulting with festival experts, the NSW Government imposed punitive regulation that specifically targets music festivals and music fans. Festivals are being used as a scapegoat for years of failed drug and alcohol policy.”
Hottest 100 legends Ocean Alley and The Rubens have been announced to perform. They will be joined by Cloud Control, Dan Sultan with Polish Club, Urthboy with Bertie Blackman and Olympia.
The rally boasts a lineup of high-profile guest speakers including Julien Hamilton of The Presets, Dave Faulkner of Hoodoo Gurus, Yumi Stynes, Murray Cook of The Wiggles and heaps more. Full lineup and event details below.
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Don’t Kill Live Music Rally
6pm – 8pm Thursday,
February 21st, Hyde Park Sydney.
Ocean Alley / The Rubens / Cloud Control / Dan Sultan w. Polish Club
Urthboy & Bertie Blackman / Olympia
Rhys Muldoon (MC) & Yumi Stynes (MC), Julien Hamilton (THE PRESETS), Murray Cook (THE WIGGLES), Tim Levinson (ELEPHANT TRAKS), Helen Marcou (SLAM), Adelle Robinson (FUZZY / AUSTRALIAN FESTIVALS ASSOCITION), Michael Chugg (CHUGG ENTERTAINMENT), Dave Faulkner (HOODOO GURUS), Jane Slingo (EMC) Councillor Jess Scully (City of Sydney City), Gordon Bradbury (Wollongong Lord Mayor).