FULLY AMTD is the new fundraising festival celebrating Australian music, hosted by Ocean Grove

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FULLY AMTD is the new fundraising festival celebrating Australian music, hosted by Ocean Grove

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FULLY AMTD (pronounced “amped”) is the inaugural fundraiser event presented by Australian nu-metal outfit, Ocean Grove.

In a thrilling celebration of Australian music and a testament to community spirit, Ocean Grove, the iconic nu-metal outfit, is set to host FULLY AMTD (pronounced “amped”), an inaugural fundraiser event.

This electrifying event, taking place on Friday, 17 November at Melbourne Pavilion in Naarm/Melbourne, features an outstanding lineup of homegrown talent, including Sydney’s Yours Truly, Brisbane’s rock sensation Young Lions, and the Indigenous-led indie punk band, Chasing Ghosts.


  • Date: Friday, 17 November 2023
  • Venue: Melbourne Pavilion, Naarm/Melbourne (18+)
  • Address: 135 – 157 Racecourse Road, Kensington

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The diverse musical showcase also boasts the mesmerizing sounds of cinematic rock ensemble Hevenshe, Melbourne’s cosmic groove creators Squid Nebula, and an exclusive DJ Afterparty Set by Adult Art Club. To make the evening even more special, FULLY AMTD will feature guest speakers Richie Hardcore, Michelle Grace Hunder, Caleb Williams, and Anne Jacobs.

This year, the lineup has been carefully curated by Ocean Grove’s very own vocalist and official Support Act ambassador for 2022 and 2023, Dale Tanner. The event aims to promote equality, diversity, and the celebration of Australian music, bringing together the community for a night to remember.

It’s worth noting that FULLY AMTD will adhere to Support Act’s ethos, ensuring that everyone involved, from artists to crew workers, is fairly compensated. No shortcuts will be taken in guaranteeing that every contributor benefits financially from the event. Only after covering all expenses related to the event will every penny be donated directly to Support Act.


Dale Tanner, the driving force behind this initiative, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I love music, and I’m so f**king proud to be part of the Australian music community. Over the last couple of years I’ve experienced first-hand the indispensable work that Support Act does to support musicians in crisis and it is such an honour to be an ambassador for Aus-Music T-Shirt Day again this year to help raise funds and awareness and give back to an organisation that has helped me and so many others in their journey.

“This year I felt compelled to start something BIG to help bolster the fundraising effort of Ausmusic T-shirt Day. The campaign itself continues to grow in success and awareness each year, with many people from all walks of life donning their finest/filthiest gig tee, posting a selfie online and donating to the cause. However, I felt that there wasn’t a single live music event supporting the Aus Music T-shirt Day fundraising effort whose sole purpose was to promote and encourage the Australian gig-goers to converge in their favourite band shirts, watch some Australian live music and engage with the fundraising idea on a more visceral level.”

“I am so psyched to see the community I love so much rally together and get behind a very worthy cause.”

FULLY AMTD is a non-profit festival with the noble aim of raising funds for Support Act, Australia’s music industry charity, which provides crisis relief and mental health and wellbeing support to musicians, managers, crew, music workers, and organizations across all music genres. All profits raised during the event will be donated directly to Ausmusic T-Shirt Day 2023, Support Act’s largest fundraising event of the year.

This event not only showcases exclusively Australian artists and music but also introduces the tradition of each year’s lineup being hand-picked in collaboration with an Australian artist or artists who have witnessed firsthand the incredible work that Support Act does to support the industry.

Tickets are on sale now.