A Bunch Of Aussie Musos Are Getting Behind An Anti-Pokies Movement, And You Can Too!
Written by Nikki Sternagel on 6th October, 2016
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A new movement is sweeping into Sydney and a bunch of Aussie musos are getting behind it. Now you can too! Proudly Pokies Free will be launching their new campaign at Oxford Art Factory on Sunday October 23rd to get the word out about the massive harm that pokies cause in Australian communities. With 50% of Australia's pokies located in NSW, it's only fitting that it kicks off right here in Sydney.
"We are asking the young people of Sydney to join us for a night of great music and positive vibes" says campaign manager, Anna Lawrence. "This night is about celebrating the incredible musicians that exist in this city and challenging an industry which makes it harder for them to thrive."
This cause is near and dear not only to the sibling duo Anna and Tom Lawrence who manage the campaign, but also to Tim Freedman, frontman of The Whitlams. He released 1999 hit single "Blow Up The Pokies" about a close friend and bandmate who struggled with a pokies addiction and ultimately took his own life. He says, "It's time for the people of Sydney to push back against the pokies."
BAD DEEP DJs
with Guest Speakers
Grab your tickets to see some of Australia's most dedicated musos - all funds raised will go directly back to the campaign to raise awareness, develop support, and encourage the government to change policy on the pokies. For more information on the movement and how you can help get behind it, head to the Proudly Pokies Free website.
PROUDLY POKIES FREE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Sunday 23rd October ~ Doors at 5pm
Oxford Art Factory