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Flume Uses ARIA Awards to Urge Policy Makers to Keep Sydney Open

Flume had a big message for Sydney's policymakers during a recent speech at Australia's ARIA Awards.

In a candid speech from the 25-year old producer, Flume – real name Harvey Streten – gave a big thank you to small music venues whose spaces have become incubators for the next generation of artists.

“To our policy makers and our politicians: please Keep Sydney Open to let the next generation have the same opportunities I had.”

Sydney's music fans have been battling with policymakers to prevent unnecessary nightlife restrictions meant to reduce the consumption of alcohol in music venues. So far, these new provisions have closed many of Sydney's once thriving venues in its Central Business District.

Flume received two wins at the ARIA Awards show, including Best Independent Release for his album Skin and Best Pop Release for 'Never Be Like You'. His Skin Companion EP I drops today on all major music retailers.

H/T: DJ Mag

Cover photo courtesy of AAP