Triple M’s famous 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.
Passing the baton to listeners this year, Triple M listeners will vote for their favourite homegrown act and one of the top 15 artists will be celebrated each day in a countdown to determine which artist is Australia’s G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time).
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!”
In true Oztober fashion, Triple M will deliver not one, but four Garage Sessions for listeners throughout the month. Fans can win their way to watch some of Australia’s renowned household names live, straight from their living rooms in a series of exclusive performances. 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.
Triple M will partner with Movember 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.”
Triple M will partner with Movember to deliver these performances to support and raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Triple M Club members will get first access to tickets for Oztober’s Garage Sessions at triplem.com.au or to win an exclusive invitation, keep listening to Triple M throughout the month of October to claim your spot on the couch.
About Triple M:
After 40 years, Triple M continues to be one of Australia’s best-known radio entertainment brands and the only radio network that provides its listeners with a unique combination of Rock’s Greatest Hits, Sport and Comedy. With 48 stations across Australia, including five digital stations, Triple M Soft Rock, Triple M Classic Rock, Triple M Country, Triple M Hard N Heavy and Triple M 90s, Triple M has become known for playing Rock’s Greatest Hits, and its iconic talent and shows that get people talking.
The iconic brand entertains more than 3.7 million radio listeners each week and is home to some of Australia’s biggest sporting heroes, comedians and music gurus including Eddie McGuire, Mick Molloy, Jane Kennedy, Lawrence Mooney, Mark Geyer, Gus Worland, Jess Eva, Margaux Parker, Wendell Sailor, Ryan Girdler, Peter Sterling, Luke Darcy, James Brayshaw, Billy Brownless, Chris Judd, Gorden Tallis, Greg Martin, Dennis Cometti, Mark Ricciuto, Chris Dittmar and Andrew Jarman to name just a few!
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men's health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world.
In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity's vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men's health. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.