AUS MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY Supporting Australian Musicians

Posted 22 April 2020

AUS MUSIC T-SHIRT DAY Supporting Australian Musicians

Last week the annual Aus Music T-Shirt Day was brought forward to show support for our local music scene, which has seen the coronavirus pandemic bring live music to a standstill and left so many out of work.It was a reason to jump out of our trackies and spread some love for Australian musicians, who are doing it tough right now.

Triple J asked Australians to dress up and tag them in their AUSMUSIC T-Shirt and the response was incredible ! See the link below to view more photos.

Image : TripleJ , Zan Rowe.

“A lot of artists have had shows and tours cancelled, releases pushed back,” Briggs told Ebony & Bryce on triple j Breakfast.

“It feels like our industry was one of the first ones really hi, and it feels like we’ll be the last one to come back at this point.”

He said putting on merch and supporting your fave artist means more now than ever. “If you buy a t-shirt, I know for a fact that that it goes straight in their pocket”.

If you’re in a position to help Australian artists, you can consider throwing a donation to Support Act, the charity that takes care of those in the music industry who’ve fallen on tough times. A little goes a long way.

In spirit of continuing to support our Australian musicians there will be plenty more virtual live music events happening this weekend, one of them is PLAYON FEST.

Another virtual music festival entering the livestreaming game this weekend that declaring “Music is NOT cancelled.”

The three-day online event will be playing 72 hours worth of archival sets from multiple artists and various venues and festivals. The event is being hosted by the Warner Music Group, so there’s some big names amongst the 65 featured acts.

RÜFÜS DU SOL and Tones And I will be representing Australia, amongst performances from Charli XCX, alt-J, Slipknot, Green Day, Anderson .Paak, and Lil Uzi Vert.

PlayOn Fest will be raising money for the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, and they’ve even put together merch to give it the full festival feel.

Tune in from Saturday 25 April, 2am AEST, at PlayOnFest.com and via Songkick’s YouTube.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE TRIPLEJ: https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/news/musicnews/

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