The founders of a music festival where a young man died are among those who have launched legal action against the government after being labelled 'high risk'.
Five companies announced the move on Friday following the NSW government's decision to force 14 festivals to provide a detailed safety plan in order to continue operating.
Among those involved are the founders of Lost Paradise, Days Like This Festival, Division Agency, Novel, and Finely Tuned.
Joshua Tam, 22, died after a suspected drug overdose at the Lost Paradise festival held near Gosford on the NSW Central Coast on December 29.
The founders of music festival Lost Paradise (pictured), where a young man died, are among those who have launched legal action against the government after being labelled 'high risk'
Joshua Tam, 22, (pictured) died after a suspected drug overdose at the festival, held near Gosford, on December 29
The group's spokesman Jason Ayoubi told The Daily Telegraph the regulations were unfair 'vilified' the festivals in question.
'There was a real opportunity here for the NSW government to consult with an industry that generates over $1.8 billion a year in revenue to come up with ways we could potentially improve safety at festivals,' he said.
'(Instead, the government) have chosen to vilify 14 individual festivals without any discussion.'
The reaction follows the deaths of six young adults - five in NSW and one in Victoria - at music festivals in