"We simply ask that if rules are made, they apply to everyone equally.”
A range of leading Australian artists have joined forces to create Thrillsong, a supergroup that's ready to take bookings at religious and sporting events around NSW.
The group was formed in response to the controversial Hillsong Youth Summer Camp, which saw hundreds of 15-17 year olds party to tracks like Turn Down For What by DJ Snake & Lil Wayne, ruffling feathers across the music industry, which was being severely impacted by restrictions that prohibit such singing and dancing.
Thrillsong features Alex The Astronaut, Annie Hamilton, Art Vs Science, CC:DISCO!, Confidence Man, Dune Rats, Hatchie, Illy, Jack River, The Jungle Giants, KLP, Lime Cordiale, Montaigne, Odette, Peking Duk, Set Mo, Stace Cadet, Sycco, Thandi Phoenix and What So Not.
“We firmly support measures to protect our fans and communities and to safeguard our health care workers, we simply ask that if rules are made, they apply to everyone equally,” the supergroup said.
“We need to be in this together.”
A statement accompanying the Thrillsong announcement added: "If health orders are created to protect the public, our health system and its workers, where is the sense in having one rule for a church that attracts thousands of followers singing and dancing in praise of their God and another for a venue or festival that attracts the same number of people to dance and sing along with their favourite rock God, Goddess or non-binary deity?"
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The only way Thrillsong are able to perform is to rock a religious congregation or wedding - book 'em now!
⛪️INTRODUCING THRILLSONG ⛪️— peking duk (@pekingduk) January 13, 2022
We’re ready to play your next religious or sporting event in NSW. feat -@whatsonot@jack_river@thejunglegiants@syccoworld@confidenceman_@dunerats@limecordiale@illy@firstname.lastname@example.org
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