Festival downsizes and one other jumps interstate following harder NSW Government laws

Another day one other story (two truly) of harder authorities laws placing the lean on occasions in New South Wales and forcing them to make some fairly un-fun selections.

Up north tremendous enjoyable competition Mountain Sounds launched a dramatic assertion that they've needed to minimize levels and artists from the general programming to accomodate ‘elevated strain round security, licensing and safety’ which is a serious bummer just two weeks out. Check out the complete assertion under offered to Triple J.

“We have just lately had to take a look at measures throughout the board to proceed transferring ahead with the occasion, while nonetheless sustaining the best security requirements and making certain the standard of the competition expertise for patrons and artists aren’t compromised. However, because of present elevated strain round security, licensing and safety now we have needed to modify our web site, staging and infrastructure so the occasion can go forward.”

The consequence? 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 reminiscent of 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 modifications, although unlucky will assist us to proceed operating Mountain Sounds sooner or later and, in flip, proceed supporting stay 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 because of you guessed it…

REASON FOR THE MOVE: The NSW Police have just lately lodged an attraction 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 combat final 12 months’s motion by NSW Police and we don’t presently have the time or funds for one more courtroom battle. The end result of this impending courtroom case is unknown and if NSW Police succeeds it could be inconceivable to conduct our occasion on the Kippenduff venue. The present political state of play in NSW isn't conducive to the competition trade and we really feel that to make sure we are able to present the most effective occasion and expertise potential transferring to QLD for a minimum of the time being is the most effective determination for all concerned.

For these not within the loop, NSW Police elevated their policing price 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 courtroom and truly gained however the NSW Police have lodged an attraction 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 season 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 stay music, venues and nightlife this state election.