Labor leader Anthony Albanese delivered a hostile welcome at Bluesfest as he lashed out at the Coalition for “running out of breath”

The Labor leader has delivered a chilling welcome at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, where he introduced Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes.

Anthony Albanese has delivered a hostile welcome at the Byron Bay Bluesfest – with festivalgoers jeering at him when he introduced Australian music legend Jimmy Barnes.

The Opposition Leader was met with ridicule when he was introduced to the crowd by the host on Sunday night.

When asked on Monday if he was worried it was a sign he was losing popularity among voters, Albanese brushed off the concerns – describing it as an “incredible night”.

“It was a great night last night and I thank Barnesy for the invitation … he delivered a great set,” said Albanese.

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“It’s fantastic that the arts and entertainment sector – which was left behind during the pandemic and not getting enough support – is getting back on its feet.”

Mr Albanese was once again pressed on whether stumbling over the policy had led to his decline in popularity, before he retorted: “I am not a commentator.”

“All I know is Australia needs a new government,” he said.

“Australia needs a better future, and the feedback I get across the country, whether it’s in Cairns, whether it’s in Bangalow, whether it’s in Byron yesterday and indeed across the country, where I’ve visited every state in Australia . the past few weeks, do Australians really know that this government is tired.

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“It’s out of breath, it’s out of time. There is no agenda for this period let alone plans for the next period.”

The Labor leader was met with boos after he was greeted on stage at Bluesfest to introduce Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes.

The mockery began as soon as the host introduced Mr Albanese in the context of the Federal Election campaign on Sunday night.

“I heard there’s a Federal Election campaign coming up soon,” said the emcee before a huge chain of boos roared from the crowd.

Mr Albanese had traveled from Cairns to Ballina in the marginal seat of Richmond where he spent the afternoon speaking to victims of the ongoing flood crisis.

But his attention soon turned to Australian music with Labor announcing it would explore options to expand the reach of Double J’s music station.

Despite his support for the grassroots music industry, Albanese’s not-so-warm welcome suggests his waning support among voters.

A recent Resolve Strategic poll found Scott Morrison leading Albanese as prime minister of choice 38 percent to 30.

The Labor leader’s personal approval rating also plunged to a net-minus of nine percent, down seven points in two weeks.

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