If you’re passionate about Sydney’s live music scene, you’ve no doubt heard a thing or two, seen a meme and then some, or even read a tonne of backlash online about the current debacle facing music gigs and festivals across NSW.
A sling of new guidelines (set to kick-off March 1 of this year) aiming to respond to drug-related deaths at music events in NSW has stirred the pot for event organisers, festival-goers and the general public off the back of the recent cancellation of Mountain Sounds and talk of Byron Bay's Bluesfest moving interstate as a direct result of these changes.
If you’re keen to embrace music culture on the streets, this Thursday’s Don’t Kill Live Music rally will draw almost 30,000 people. You’ll be able to score official t-shirts with all funds going to the campaign and further rally promotion.
You can also make an important mark by jumping over here to sign the Don’t Kill Live Music petition which already has over 100,000 signatures (including those of Ocean Alley, Tash Sultana, The Dolphin Hotel and Set Mo).
Head here for more details.
What: Don't Kill Live Music Rally
When: Thursday 21 February, 6pm until 9pm
Where: Hyde Park, CBD
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Image credit: Music photographer James Adams' shares a selection of images of gigs, festivals and musicians in Sydney and NSW.