Ready for Revival? Sydney's Live Music Culture - a half-day conference

Updated: May 29, 2019

Sydney's live music scene has been badly impacted by a series of government initiatives over the last decade, most recently, highly controversial "lock-out" laws. This half-day seminar event presents various perspectives on re-developing Sydney's live music culture. Keynote speaker Tyson Koh, founder of the Keep Sydney Live Party that contested the 2019 NSW state elections, will provide an overview of the issues that inspired the party and other speakers will examine aspects of Sydney's live scene and will compare and contrast it to the situations in Melbourne, Brisbane and regional areas. Discussion time will be structured in and lively participation will be welcome.

Free admission (with RSVP) - and refreshments will be served

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Keynote speaker - Tyson Koh (founder of Keep Sydney Open Party and former producer on ABC's Rage)


Cary Bennett (University of New England)

David Cashman (Wisetech Global)

Martin Cloonan (Turku University)

Rosa Coyle-Hayward (Melbourne Live Music Census & Wantok Foundation)

Lachlan Goold (JMC Brisbane)

Date: Wednesday 3rd July

Time: 4pm-8.30pm

Venue: University of Technology, Building CB10 - Ground Floor Room 410

Entrance opposite Cornerstone Café (see map)