Ausmusic T-Shirt Day will be back on November 19

Australian artists such as Jessica Mauboy, Peking Duk, The OG Wiggles, Jon Stevens, 5 Seconds of Summer, Amy Shark, Lime Cordiale and Neil Finn have lent their support to the return of Ausmusic T-Shirt Day.

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is an annual day of fun and awareness to celebrate Australian music and raise much needed funds for music workers in crisis due to the devastating effects of COVID-19 and other issues that may be holding them back. to work.

The initiative is led by Support Act with the support of ARIA, triple j, Double J and the ABC.

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2021 is Friday November 19th.

Music lovers across Australia can buy an Ausmusic t-shirt, fundraise as a team or make an individual donation to Support Act.

Participants are encouraged to share content of themselves participating in Ausmusic T-Shirt Day on their favorite social media platforms using #ausmusictshirtday and tagging Support Act, triple j and ARIA.

A number of high-profile artists have also created this year’s range of limited edition premium t-shirts including G-lip, Keith Urban, Genesis Owusu, Tones and I, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Lime Cordiale, Paul Kelly, Powderfinger, Spacey Jane, Tame Impala and Ed Sheeran.

This year’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day logo features a drumming non-binary echidna, which was created by First Nations artist Bree ‘Little Butten’ Buttenshaw.

Premium t-shirts are $50 and can be ordered through Friday, November 5.

Over the past 18 months, Support Act has committed $22.8 million in the form of 10,000 relief grants to music and performing arts workers in need, and provided health support and wellness to thousands of people through its mental health programs and wellness hotline.

Mauboy said the industry is in crisis like never before.

“We have lost jobs and livelihoods to the pandemic, and for many this is our hour of need,” she said. “Ausmusic T-Shirt Day is a simple and fun way to help raise funds to get our beloved Australian artists and music workers back on their feet.”

Support Act CEO Clive Miller urged people to support the campaign.

“While there is now light at the end of the COVID tunnel, thanks to the mass uptake of vaccinations across Australia, there is still a long way to go before the music industry operates at pre-pandemic levels,” he said.

“We know how much the Australian community loves and misses its live music, which is why we’re asking everyone who is passionate about Australian music to support this year’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day to help raise the funds which we urgently need to continue providing our support services to music workers in crisis.

Elizabeth J. Harless