Keep Sydney Open’s latest clip captures a city-wide activation in which the group installed plaques across shutdown venues to highlight the importance of a vibrant nightlife to Sydney’s music scene.
Artists represented that have united behind this cause include:
Flume, Flight Facilities, RUFUS, Anna Lunoe, Alison Wonderland, Peking Duk, Art vs Science, The Presets, Nina Las Vegas, Jagwar Ma, The Preatures, Yolanda Be Cool, Hayden James, Bag Raiders, You Am I, Sneaky Soundsystem and Lorde (a New Zelander who played her very first showcase at Goodgod.)
The plaques were an instant sensation across Australia, attracting media coverage from The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News, national youth broadcaster triple j and a slew of online music publications. Buoyed by individual shares from the artists themselves, they have sent reverberations around the world, where cities like London face a similar fate after the recent closure of Fabric.
Song: Flume – ‘Heater’