Don’t Kill Live Music Rally Thursday February 21st Hyde Park Sydney

AN OPEN LETTER TO MUSIC AND CULTURE LOVERS OF AUSTRALIA
DON’T LET THE BEREJIKLIAN GOVERNMENT
KILL LIVE MUSIC

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Dear music lovers,

Your music is under attack.

The State Government has declared war on music and its culture, claiming that music and their festivals are considered "high-risk activities." With excessive regulations, exorbitant police bills, a blatant lack of respect for NSW businesses, and zero recognition of the significant positive impact that music has on our communities, the State Government is forcing music out of NSW; festivals are cancelling or leaving the state en masse.

The NSW State Government is vilifying live music with knee-jerk regulation (more details here). . 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.

We want our music culture to be safe and inclusive. Onerous and ill-considered regulation will not save lives. And the State Government is decimating our music culture in the process.

We demand that the State Government:
Stops killing live music in NSW
Forms a music regulation roundtable to review all regulation impacting live music
Immediately undertakes a Regulatory Impact Statement for any regulation impacting music festivals
Develops an industry standard with full transparency for user-pays policing and medical services
Works with the music industry to develop robust, effective and achievable safety protocols for festivals

Don’t let the Premier Berejiklian and the State Government take music away from you. You deserve better. NSW deserves better.


Don’t let Gladys kill live music.
Don’t sit back and watch them ruin NSW.
WE ARE HERE. WE ARE LOUD. WE ARE ANGRY. AND WE VOTE!

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WHAT CAN YOU DO?
RALLY
Come to the Don’t Kill Live Music Rally 6pm – 8pm Thursday Feb 21st, Hyde Park Sydney.
Register here: Don’t Kill Live Music Rally 2019
PETITION
Sign this petition to demand the Berejiklian government stop killing live music HERE.


WHERE?
6pm, Thursday 21 February, 2019 - Hyde Park, Sydney