SAVE Sydney Park Festival organisers Reclaim The Streets (RTS) and WestCONnex Action Group (WAG) are delighted to announce the first confirmed sound stages and speakers for Saturday’s protest festival.
Thousands of people of all ages will come together at the north-eastern corner of the park to protest the destruction of Sydney Park and support the nearby anti-WestConnex blockade, where residents have been camping out around the clock for nearly two weeks.
Seven of Sydney’s most popular sound stages have now been confirmed, including Asylum Speaker (jungle / drum n bass), Finespun (garage, house, techno), Rivet (dubstep, grime, bass tunes), Bike Rave (random sweet stuff) and Sydney Def Jam (hip hop). Each stage will feature multiple local acts to keep crowds entertained.
Confirmed speakers include local Greens MP Jenny Leong and Jess Miller, City of Sydney councillor and member of Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s independent team. Ms Leong and Cllr Moore have both been long-term opponents of the WestCONnex tollway.
“Where we see a park, Casino Mike sees an opportunity to sell us out,” said RTS spokesperson James Loch.
“If money grew on trees, you can bet they wouldn’t be cutting them down in Sydney Park.
“We will not let them trade in our beautiful park for their dirty toll road,” said Mr Loch.
“If Mike Baird gets his way, over 14,000 square metres of Sydney Park and hundreds of trees in it will be destroyed for WestConnex,” said WAG spokesperson Janet Dandy-Ward.
“The community has had enough of Mike Baird selling us out to his toll road mates, and we’re delighted to team up with Reclaim the Streets again to help stop WestConnex,” said Ms Dandy-Ward.
The family-friendly festival will be held on the Euston Rd side of Alan Davidson Oval, near the Sydney Park Pavilion. It will start at 1pm on Saturday 1 October and end at sunset.
Contact: Amanda Sordes 0479 101 272
Poster artwork available on request. Event pages can be found at bit.ly/savesydparkfest and bit.ly/savesydparkfest2