National SLAM Day – NT

AUM was asked to be the NT media contacts for inaugural National SLAM Day, which happened across the country on February 23.

More than 100 venues signed up for the event to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the SLAM rally in Melbourne, where 20,000 people came together to protest against new liquor licensing policy linking live music to high risk and dangerous activity

In the NT live music venues came together with a very strong SLAM Day showing of six events. This was more than in WA, ACT and Tasmania, sending a message that Northern Territorians rock!

Local band Skarlett were struggling to find a venue until the newly created ‘The Chippo’ in Coconut Grove offered support, and outdoor events were held at the Katherine Tick Market and Peko Park in Tennant Creek.

Rockhampton roots duo Busby Marou brought good vibes to the Railway Club, Happy Yess showcased Emma Rowe, Black Can Clan, June Mills, Reggae Dave & the Iries while Nirvana rocked out with country blues and folk act Mark Hilton and Toby Robinson.

One thing was for sure, Territorians are sending a message to the rest of Australia that live music is well and truly alive!

NT SLAM Day highlights: