'PROUDLY POKIES FREE' CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
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On Sunday October 23rd, some of Sydney’s favourite artists will help launch the new, youth-focused movement, Proudly Pokies Free, at Oxford Art Factory.
On Sunday October 23rd, some of Sydney's favourite artists will help launch the new, youth-focused movement, Proudly Pokies Free, at Oxford Art Factory.
TIM FREEDMAN (THE WHITLAMS), JOYRIDE, WORLD CHAMPION, WILD HONEY, LEFT. & BAD DEEP DJS HELP LAUNCH PROUDLY POKIES FREE!
Proudly Pokies Free is proud to announce their campaign launch event to be held on Sunday October 23rd at one of Sydney's favourite live music venues, OXFORD ART FACTORY
The pokies are designed to be addictive, they destroy lives, and they are EVERYWHERE. Proudly Pokies Free aims to celebrate and promote pokies-free venues in Sydney and work towards a more healthy and vibrant social community.
The launch event is an opportunity to promote live music as a positive pillar of Sydney nightlife and will feature performances from a diverse range of Sydney acts in support of the campaign. Included in the bill is an intimate set from Tim Freedman, front man of The Whitlams. In 1999, The Whitlams released the hit single "Blow Up The Pokies", a moving track about Freedman's close friend and bandmate who struggled with a pokies addiction and ultimately took his own life.
The night will also feature performances from eclectic Sydney DJ, Joyride, rock trio World Champion, surf psych newcomers Wild Honey, electronic duo Left., and Bad Deep DJs. Very special secret guests will also be announced on the night, as well as short speeches from guest speakers. Scott Marsh, the graffiti artist behind the "Casino Mike" mural, will also be doing apokies inspired mural to kick off the festivities
With NSW alone hosting 50% of Australia's 200,000 pokies machines, it is only fitting that the campaign is to launch here in Sydney, with a future aim of spreading throughout the state and the rest of Australia.
Proudly Pokies Free campaign launch will be held at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, on Sunday 23rd October from 5pm.
PROUDLY POKIES FREE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Sunday 23rd October ' Doors at 5pm
Oxford Art Factory`
**All funds raised will go directly back into the campaign to raise awareness, develop support and ultimately encourage the government to change policy on the pokies.
Tickets via MOSHTIX
TIM FREEDMAN (THE WHITLAMS)
BAD DEEP DJs
+SECRET GUEST ACT
LIVE ART by SCOTT MARSH
with Guest Speakers