Whip out your favourite piece of Aussie music merch, because Support Act have unveiled the date for this year’s AusMusic T-Shirt Day.
For a few years now, fans of Australian music have shown their support for the local scene participating in AusMusic T-Shirt Day.
Created by triple j and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), Support Act serve as a key partner in the initiative, raising funds to provide crisis relief and mental health services to artists, crew and music workers who are doing it tough.
While on the outside, it serves as a great way for fans to rep their favourite artist’s merch, it also helps to give back to those who make our music scene great, with 2018’s event raising $111,572 – far beyond their goal of $60,000!
Now, AusMusic T-Shirt Day is back for another go, with Support Act revealing that Friday, November 15th will be the date this year’s festivities are held on.
With a goal of raising $200,000 in funds for crisis relief and mental health services, Support Act urge companies to create a team on their fundraising website to allow staff to donate in return for wearing this Aussie shirt in November.
2018 also saw a number of Aussie acts team up with Levi’s to create a run of exclusive shirts for the annual event, including The Preatures, Ecca Vandal, and Bad//Dreems, who noted that the work Support Act do for the Australian music scene is vital for artists.
“Support Act do great work with initiatives for musicians and those in the creative arts, and they’re a real shining light and a real steadfast body within the music scene that makes you feel safe and understood,” explained Bad//Dreems drummer Miles Wilson.
“They’re endorsed by and run by musicians for other musicians, and they also put on a really cool thing for like, stage techs, people who are involved in the lighting side of things, tour management.
“No one really misses out: they make sure they give time to all the different facets of the music industry. They make sure that people understand that there’s always people that are like them and that they’re not alone, and that their problems are being heard.”
This year’s AusMusic T-Shirt Day is set to take place on Friday, November 15th, so make sure the washing is done well ahead of time to ensure you’re looking fashionable while helping to raise funds for Support Act.