WATCH: John Paul Young Sings ‘Love Is In The Air’ To Support Marriage Equality

A group of marriage equality supporters gathered at Sydney’s Taylor Square on Sunday to hear crooner John Paul Young sing his 1978 hit “Love Is In The Air” in a show of support for marriage equality.

At the “Post Your Yes” street party near Oxford Street, the crowd blew bubbles and waved “Vote Yes” signs as they heard performances from Ricki-Lee Coulter, DJ duo Peking Duk and The Voice winner Alfie Arcuri.

Equality Campaign co-chair Alex Greenwich said the aim of the event was to encourage everyone to return their postal survey forms, as the campaign reaches the halfway point.

“We really need to make sure as many people vote as possible and as many people play a part in this once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape our nation as a fairer and more equal place,” he said.

The supporters far outnumbered a group of seven “no” campaigners from the far-right Party For Freedom, who last week told News Corp they planned to march through the area on Sunday trying to provoke “yes” supporters.

Later this month, rocker Jimmy Barnes will lead a lineup of Australian artists raising money for the “yes” campaign at a Live Aid-style benefit concert in Sydney that will also be streamed online.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has strongly encouraged everyone to mail their same-sex marriage postal survey forms by October 27, before the final deadline of November 7.

Marriage Equality Street Party with John Paul Young singing ‘Love is in the air.’

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Seen at the Vote Your YES Party in Taylor Square yesterday, is this the cutest YES supporter ever? Good pup!! 🌈🐶💕

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The gorgeous and amazingly talented @therickilee at the #PostYourYES Street Party

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No voters at our Yes Street party please ignore them and say safe ❤💛💚💙💜 Photo Credit: DIY RAINBOW #VOTEYES

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