After last Sunday's epic Keep Sydney Open rally saw 15,000 anti-lockouts protesters take to the Sydney streets, momentum is officially picking up. This Thursday, three Sydney establishments are holding fundraisers to collect sweet, sweet moolah to keep fighting the good fight against the State Government's lockout laws.
This Thursday, Freda's in Chippendale is hosting a KSO fundraiser party, with a performance from Future Classic's World Champion. The Freda's House Band — lead by Josh Beagley (Personal Best) and featuring Michael Di Francesco (Touch Sensitive), Andrew Elston, Rich Sanford, Ross Ferraro and Bret Hunt — will be performing a greatest hits set. They'll be joined by some pretty big gun guest vocalists, from Isabella Manfredi (The Preatures), Jack Ladder, Rainbow Chan, Marcus Whale (Black Vanilla) and more. There'll also be DJ sets from Adi Toohey (FBi Radio), Marcus King and more.
Vibe Positive is holding a 2.0 edition at The Chippendale Hotel in tandem with Freda's, so they can accommodate the hoards of people, and there'll also be the Late Night Edition at Tatler Sydney, with live techno and dance from Phile, Simon Caldwell, Kali, Paul Jextra and Grand Jeté.
"We all want a safe city," says the KSO team. "We all want a vibrant city. We all want a city that elevates art, music and culture. And we want a city we can engage with as adults at any time of the night. This is only the beginning of a long fight, and Keep Sydney Open needs our help."
Image: Kimberley Low.
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