Over 100 Sydney venues will cease service tomorrow night to highlight the current issues facing the city’s night-time economy ahead of the NSW election on Saturday.
Beloved live music venues Hordern Pavilion, Metro Theatre, Oxford Art Factory, Enmore Theatre, Lansdowne Hotel, Kings Cross Hotel and more will cease service for 10 – 15 minutes at 6pm on Friday night to “drive important conversation and draw mass patron awareness”.
“This is our chance to do something positive with this election and start reviving Sydney’s nightlife,” Night Time Industries Association Chair Michael Rodrigues said of the Unite For The Night event.
“Festivals restrictions and lockout laws, have framed the debate so far, but it’s more than that; we’re looking at a $16 billion dollar opportunity and potential bigger vision for the night time of this city.
“We’re asking voters to think about what they want for the future of Sydney. We see a city with a thriving, creative and innovative night-time economy which everyone can be a part of.”
Also taking part in the event is Surry Hills bar Goros, who was recently forced to remove their mirror ball to avoid being classed as a nightclub.
Head to the Unite For The Night website for more details.