Events Cancelled As Australian State Declares ‘War On Festivals’

Several festivals have been cancelled in Australia after the New South Wales government introduced costly licensing rules for organisers, a move local media is calling a “war on festivals”, as RA reports.

The rules require festivals to meet several new licensing requirements, including covering the cost of an increased police presence. Mountain Sounds, one of the cancelled events, initially required 11 “user-pay police,” according to a Facebook statement. However, one week out from the event, they were told they would need to pay an extra $200,000 for 45 police officers.

Dear Mountaineers, We are devastated to announce the cancellation of Mountain Sounds 2019. The event will not be going…

Gepostet von Mountain Sounds Festival am Freitag, 8. Februar 2019


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