Do you love Australian music? And care about the people who create it? Thanks to Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, each and every one of us can show how much we love and care.
Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is a massive nation-wide celebration of Australian music that reminds us how lucky we are to have such a strong local music scene, with many highly talented and successful artists across all genres of music. In 2014, as part of Ausmusic Month, triple j and ARIA began Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, the ultimate Mufti Day for music fans. The idea was to show support for artists by buying and wearing their merch, in turn helping them tour and continue to make the music you love. It is part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month celebrations, and also marks the start of ARIA Week in November.
Many people in the industry are doing it tough. Thankfully, music industry charity Support Act is there to help. Through Ausmusic T-Shirt Day, they raise much needed funds for artists, crew and music workers who are experiencing a crisis or are in need of mental health and well being support.
You can help Support Act by creating an individual or team fundraising page on the Ausmusic T-Shirt Day website, and inviting your networks to donate and wear their fave Ausmusic T-shirt to work, school or play on Friday, 15 November.
Think Casual Friday with t-shirts instead of jeans, and photos posted to socials using the hashtag #ausmusictshirtday and tag @supportact, @triplej, @aria_official.
Or you can visit a Levi’s® store or levis.com.au. They’ve partnered with Angus & Julia Stone, Ruel, Ocean Alley, Parkway Drive, Tkay Maidza and INXS to create six limited tees, where 100% of net proceeds are being donated to Support Act.
General Pants, in association with Bravado, are selling a limited range of exclusive t-shirts prints in store and online from 1 November from Midnight Oil, Silverchair, Baker Boy, Meg Mac, Vera Blue and Polish Club. 100% of the net proceeds from every t-shirt sale goes directly to Support Act.