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Keep Sydney Open announce their next anti-lockouts rally

Keep Sydney Open have announced their third anti-lockouts rally and this time, they’re hitting the streets at night.

On Saturday January 21, Keep Sydney Open will march on Kings Cross to oppose the NSW Government’s planned 30-minute extension to the lockout laws, an amendment they say is “not enough” to save the city’s nightlife. On hand to provide music will be Sydney-bred, globe-conquering duo Flight Facilities – an act who got their start playing at King Cross nightspot Hugo’s, which closed due to lockouts in 2015.

“Having met in Kings Cross nearly nine years ago, the place holds a special place in our hearts,” Flight Facilities said in a statement. “We, personally, realise the importance of nightlife as a breeding ground for ideas and talent. To stand by and watch the continual erosion of a vital stone in the path to our success would be a disservice to Sydney, its music lovers and other potential musicians.”

Keep Sydney Open want Mike Baird to lift the 2am lockout, allow exemptions to the 3.30am cease of service time, revert the 11pm takeaway alcohol cut-off time back to midnight and remove the freeze on liquor license applications in inner-city districts, as well as calling for measures like 24-hour public transport and the appointment of a Night Mayor.

The Keep Sydney Open rally will kick off around 9pm – exact time TBA –  in Kings Cross. Head to the Facebook event for more info.