#VAXTHENATION is a joint effort by over 400 of Australia’s biggest artists, performers, leading tour promoters, music festivals, venues, ticketing agencies, record labels, comedy producers, theatre and opera companies, streaming platforms, industry associations, peak bodies and more.
We’re all united by the same vision: ending the constant interruptions to our live entertainment culture by encouraging everybody to get vaccinated. We all have a part to play in getting back to the gigs, events, concerts and festivals we love.
"Music and events bring people together, COVID-19 pulls people apart. Let’s not let it win. It’s time to say goodbye to uncertainty. Don’t procrastinate, vaccinate." - THE JUNGLE GIANTS
Live entertainment is one of the nation’s most beloved pastimes. In 2019, it contributed a whopping $36.5bn to our economy, with over 26 million tickets sold. It’s also been one of the hardest-hit by the pandemic; as the first to close and last to open, nearly 80,000 working Australians have lost their jobs. Venues have closed (sometimes for good), economic opportunity worth billions has vanished. But most importantly, we’re not having any fun!
So no matter who you are, your background or where you live, now’s time to get vaccinated. We guarantee the first show back will be one of the best of your life. There’s nothing on Earth that compares to seeing it for real.
"We miss playing shows. We miss going to see our favourite artists play. Once vaccination targets are hit, we hit the road once again and we cannot wait!" - THE RUBENS
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of all across the continent. And pay our respects to their elders - past and present.
We honour the important role music has played and continues to play on these lands for thousands of years.