'It's Really Crucial That We All Take Action': Artists React To #DontKillLiveMusic Protest

14 February 2019 | 11:22 am | Staff Writer

"Something has to change."

It's no secret that some of the biggest live music fans out there are the artists themselves, and since launching yesterday, the Don't Kill Live Music petition has already reached 62,000 signatures (at the time of writing), as music lovers in NSW are called upon to help save the state’s live music scene.

A number of prominent festivals, artists and other music industry representatives - including Listen Out, Falls FestivalSplendour In The GrassPeking DukFlight FacilitiesLive Nation AustraliaCourtney BarnettDownload, The Presets and the recently-cancelled Mountain Sounds festival - have signed a petition and are sharing their support on social media against a new festival license from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and her government that would have dire outcomes for live events around the state.

The support rally is due to take place at Hyde Park in Sydney on 21 February from 6pm – 8pm.

Check out some of the artist reactions on social media below. Click through to read the full Instagram captions.


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The Preatures 

SYDNEY if you know us you know that we are a live band - this means we cut our teeth in the live music venues around our...

Posted by The Preatures on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Dan Sultan

The Rubens

Polish Club

See u next Thurs in Hyde Park to tell Gladys' Liberal Gov't that enough is enough. Get involved at Don't Kill Live Music Australia 💪♥️ #dontkilllivemusic

Posted by Polish Club on Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Australia. As I’m sure many of you have heard, the current government in New South Wales has taken a vendetta out...

Posted by OPIUO on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hands Like Houses

Birds Of Tokyo

Don't Kill Live Music in NSW

Don't Kill Live Music in NSW, Gladys Berejiklian. Head along to the rally on Thu 21 Feb 6pm at Hyde Park in Sydney. Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/don-t-kill-live-music-2?recruiter=935732895 FB event: Don't Kill Live Music Rally - Sydney. Don't Kill Live Music Australia

Posted by Birds of Tokyo on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Cosmos's Midnight

Set Mo 

Enough is enough! Something has to change. It’s heartbreaking to see a number of festivals being cancelled recently,...

Posted by Set Mo on Tuesday, February 12, 2019