Devastating information for 2 festivals following more durable NSW Government rules
Another day one other story (two truly) of more durable authorities rules placing the lean on occasions in New South Wales and forcing them to make some fairly un-fun selections.
Up north tremendous enjoyable pageant Mountain Sounds launched a dramatic assertion that they’ve needed to reduce phases and artists from the general programming to accomodate ‘elevated stress round security, licensing and safety’ which is a significant bummer just two weeks out. Check out the total assertion under supplied to Triple J.
“We have just lately had to have a look at measures throughout the board to proceed transferring ahead with the occasion, while nonetheless sustaining the very best security requirements and guaranteeing the standard of the pageant expertise for patrons and artists aren’t compromised. However, as a result of present elevated stress round security, licensing and safety we have now needed to modify our website, staging and infrastructure so the occasion can go forward.”
The end result? A bunch of locals getting the boot together with Triple J favourites Stella Donnelly and Moaning Lisa in addition to digital duo Kayex BUT heavy hitters resembling What So Not, Slumberjack, Human Movement, Riton and extra will nonetheless be doing their factor with organisers promising to return larger and higher for subsequent years version;
“We know that these adjustments, although unlucky will assist us to proceed operating Mountain Sounds sooner or later and, in flip, proceed supporting reside music within the area for a few years to come back.”
Bush doof Rabbits Eat Lettuce which has run efficiently for 10+ years in and round New South Wales together with their considered long-standing residence inland from Byron Bay has taken a radical flip with organisers saying they’ve jumped interstate to Queensland as a result of you guessed it…
REASON FOR THE MOVE: The NSW Police have just lately lodged an enchantment within the Supreme Court to argue the choice by Land & Environment Court to rule in our favour final 12 months. REL is in a fragile monetary place after forking out $100,000 to struggle final 12 months’s motion by NSW Police and we don’t presently have the time or funds for one more court docket battle. The final result of this impending court docket case is unknown and if NSW Police succeeds it might be unimaginable to conduct our occasion on the Kippenduff venue. The present political state of play in NSW will not be conducive to the pageant trade and we really feel that to make sure we are able to present the most effective occasion and expertise doable transferring to QLD for at the very least the time being is the most effective choice for all concerned.
For these not within the loop, NSW Police elevated their policing charge of round $16,000 in 2017 to well over $200,000 for his or her sister occasion Bohemian Beatfreaks final 12 months even after approval from native council and the Environmental Department. The organisers behind each the occasions went to court docket and truly received however the NSW Police have lodged an enchantment and the method may very well be fairly difficult and extra importantly pricey for a comparatively small occasion that has by no means had any main points in it’s historical past.
All in all fairly unhappy state of affairs for occasions with even more regulations being slapped on them after the tragic deaths over the summer time interval in addition to a hit on cruises in Sydney Harbour over noise complaints from residents in surrounding areas.
What are you able to do? Be conscious of insurance policies of your state authorities has in relation to reside music, venues and nightlife this state election.