The Lord Gladstone Hotel Will Rebrand As The Gladsong Hotel

All-round legendary Sydney pub, The Lord Gladstone, will call itself ‘The Gladsong Hotel’ for a special Sunday service on Sunday, 23 January. The name change, and Sunday service, are a protest for the continued exemptions Hillsong Church has been receiving for its gatherings.

Music festivals around Australia have been cancelled this week due to changes in restrictions following the surge of COVID infections. Hillsong Church, however, has been able to hold gatherings with singing, and dancing—something which is banned at festivals, and in pubs and clubs currently.

“It’s been an absolutely frustrating period of time for all venue owners. Right now and over the past couple of years. Once again it feels like our leaders are leaving our poor struggling musicians and artists back in the darkness. Live music venues, musicians, pubs and clubs all across the state have been the hardest hit without any support or closure. I can’t say I’m terribly religious though I worship live music. Does that make us exempt?” Lord Gladstone owner, Mitchell Crum told Purple Sneakers.

The ‘Sunday Service’ will kick off from 12pm on Sunday, 23rd January, and feature $15 jugs of ‘Holy Water’ (Gladdy Lager), $10 Bloody Lords, and will have DJs on the tunes in the courtyard all day.

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