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Commemorative plaques installed at shut-down Sydney venues

Keep Sydney Open highlight the danger of the lockout laws on the global scene

  • SCOTT CARBINES
  • 26 September 2016

Anti-lockouts advocates Keep Sydney Open have launched a new initiative to illustrate the negative impact the laws will have on future generations of the city's music scene.

The group has installed plaques at former central Sydney night spots that show some of the city's most respected artists which honed their crafts at venues that have shut down or changed hands since the 1.30am lockouts and 3am last drinks rule were introduced in February 2014.

There are plaques for The Presets and RUFUS outside the old Club 77, Nina Las Vegas and Sneaky Sound System outside the fallen Hugos, Anna Lunoe outside Phoenix, Flume at Goodgod Small Club and Hayden James and Bag Raiders outside 34B Stereo. Alison Wonderland's appears at the site of Q Bar.

"Without spaces to play and create in, we can't nurture the future stars of tomorrow," Keep Sydney Open wrote about the project on Facebook.

The group's next rally against the lockouts is scheduled for next Sunday October 9.

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