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Kit Yourself out With the Best Band Merch Ahead of Aus Music T-Shirt Day

As the 2021 edition of Aus Music T-Shirt Day draws near, it’s time to ensure you’ve got good tunes and good threads ready

This year, Rolling Stone Australia has partnered with TikTok to create an Aus Music Month editorial series that shines a light on Australian artists, venues and gigs as the country rebuilds its local music landscape. 

Ever since it first began many years ago, Aus Music T-Shirt Day has fast become an unofficial holiday for music-lovers and merch-wearers. Combining sweet tunes, cool threads, and good causes, it’s the perfect triumvirate for the Aussie music fan, and it’s a vital tool for ensuring help goes to where it’s needed most.

As is its goal every year, Aus Music T-Shirt Day provides music-lovers with the chance to rep their favourite artists, while not only raising awareness, but also much-needed funds for Support Act, who themselves provide aid for those in the industry doing it tough. Described as “Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief and mental health & wellbeing services to artists, crew and music workers” who are doing it tough, Support Act exists to aid those in the industry who are in need of a helping hand.

To mark the occasion, TikTok has teamed up with the Australia Council for the Arts and virtual festival Isol-Aid to put together an Ausmusic T-Shirt Day livestream, with all funds going to Support Act.  The stream will feature Spacey Jane (@spaceyjane), Carla Wehbe (@carlawehbe),former X Factor winner and Eurovision contestant Isaiah Firebrace (@isiahfirebrace), and Melbourne goth-pop TikTok extraordinaire, Ashwarya (@ashwaryamusic).

Tune into TikTok’s Ausmusic T-Shirt Day livestream 7-9pm AEDT on Friday 19th November

In preparation of Aus Music T-Shirt Day, we’ve partnered with TikTok to round up a handful of the best shirts on offer from local bands, just in time for the unofficial holiday. Be sure to head along to the Aus Music T-Shirt Day website for more info, including how you can help raise funds.

Aus Music T-Shirt Day

Let’s kick things off with an obvious one, with the organisers of Aus Music T-Shirt Day themselves offering some threads for the music-lovers amongst us. With an official shirt designed by First Nations artist, Bree “Little Butten” Buttenshaw, and other shirts from Tones and I, Lime Cordiale, and more there’s no better way to support the source than by heading direct to the Aus Music T-Shirt Day website and stocking up on their charitable wares.

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Sound Merch

The folks at Sound Merch are well and truly getting into the spirit of Aus Music T-Shirt Day, offering folks a 10% discount on shirts in their Aus Music T-Shirt Day range if they use the “AUS2021” code, while $4 per t-shirt from these sales will also be donated to Support Act. With the likes of King Gizz, Amyl and The Sniffers, Dope Lemon, and Tropical Fuck Storm on offer, there’s no better time than now to get behind a good cause.

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Warner Music Australia

Like some of their contemporaries, WMA are getting in the action of the day by donating $5 from every sale of participating Aussie band t-shirts purchased from the Warner Music Australia official store up till December 15th. There’s plenty of top gear on offer too, including shirts from the likes of Ben Lee, Eskimo Joe, Gyroscope, and more. Plus the best thing is that even if you aren’t able to rep a shirt in time for the 19th, you’ll still be able to make sure your dollars count thanks to their lengthy donation period.

Space Mirror

The great Space Mirror have recently announced their plans for this year’s festivities, with $3.33 of every tee sold from their Aus Music T-shirt Day Support Act collections during the campaign being donated to the cause. What have they got on offer? Well, they’ve got the likes of Pist Idiots, Gang of Youths, Adam Newling, Ruby Fields, Charlie Collins, and much more, meaning that some of the slickest tunes going around the radio can also be worn on your person.

Artist First

Last but not least, Artist First are also getting in on the action, not only offering up a discount, but constant donations as well. In addition to plans to donate $2 from every tee sold to Support Act from October 5th until November 20th, they’re also offering a 10% discount if you use the code ‘AUSMUSICT21’ while purchasing any of their Aus Music T-shirts until November 19th. This means big savings (and meaningful donations) if you’re keen on buying anything from the likes of Polaris, Alex Lahey, These New South Whales, WAAX, and much, much more.

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