Triple M’s Oztober is set to rock off once again throughout October as the month-long celebration of Aussie music returns bigger than ever to the Triple M airwaves from Thursday, October 1.
From the songs to the artists, and the stories behind them, Triple M will play the best of new and upcoming performers while continuing to honour household Aussie favourites.
Hit & Triple M Network’s Head of Music, Mickey Maher, said: “2020 has been a tough year for many in the Australian music industry, so it’s more important than ever that Triple M shines the light on Aussie artists. Those emerging, and those who have given us so much over the years.
“Triple M has passionately and proudly supported Australian music for over 40 years and each year during Oztober, we crank it up a few notches and dedicate the month to celebrate what is great about our homegrown artists. From new Aussie rockers to the legends of Oz, from the radio to our special Oztober Garage Sessions, Triple M fans are in for a treat this year.
“Oh, and we will ask Triple M listeners to crown their Aussie G.O.A.T, the Greatest Aussie Artists of All Time!”
There will be four Garage Sessions for listeners throughout the month and joining this year’s lineup will be, Hoodoo Gurus, DMAs, Dave Gleeson from the Screaming Jets, Hands Like Houses, Kingswood, Eskimo Joe, Something for Kate’s Paul Dempsey and Diesel, and the network will partner with Movmeber to deliver these performances to support and raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Movember Australia Country Director, Rachel Carr, said: “After what’s been a pretty rough year, we’re thrilled to have fun, doin’ good, as part of Oztober.
“It’s so important to find creative ways for guys to connect, especially at a time when those spaces where we would usually have those shoulder-to-shoulder conversations, have been severely reduced in recent times.
“We know the struggles and pressures this year have brought to a lot of people, especially those in the entertainment and music industry. Events like Oztober help to give our lives a sense of normalcy, by coming together while celebrating and supporting some of the incredible local acts we have in this country.”