A group of your favorites formed a ‘supergroup’ against the recent singing and dancing ban in New South Wales – Music News

“Taking bookings now for all religious, sporting and gaming events in NSW…”

If you’re a musician or performer, heck working on none level in the music industry in NSW at the moment, you’re having a rough time. This is not an understatement.

With the most recent introduction of COVID-19 restrictions in the state, which eliminated indoor singing and dancing at ‘a place of hospitality, an entertainment facility, a nightclub, or any major recreational facility,’ the local community of music and events has been paralyzed. Just as festivals, tours and local events were starting to get back into gear.

Overnight, a new campaign came out of the group with the debut of a new ‘supergroup’, Thrillsong: a bunch of Australian musicians who have come together (get it) to call out the perceived hypocrisy of the current state of affairs.

The reveal of the group, which includes the likes of Montaigne, Illy, The Jungle Giants, Sycco, Jack River, Dune Rats, Confidence Man and What So Not, came from videos that went viral from Hillsong’s latest youth camp, which seemed (and sounded) like the exact types of events that have been banned.

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“We strongly support measures to protect our fans and communities and to safeguard our healthcare workers, we simply ask that if rules are put in place, they apply to everyone equally.” Thrillsong said.

“We need to be in this together.”

Following the backlash received by their youth camp, Hillsong released a statement apologizing for the ‘perception’ the videos emitted, saying: “We are sorry to give the perception that we were not doing our part to keep NSW safe. And we sincerely apologize.” To the Comunity, in general. Our heart is for people, and loving and caring for all people is at the core of our church.”

“Since then, we have spoken with NSW Health and received instructions to cease the singing and dancing of congregants/students during services held at the camp and have immediately and willingly enacted that instruction.”


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