Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson and Big Day Out CEO Adam Zammit are bringing Rock N Ride back to Oz in 2014, assembling a crew and undertaking a massive motorbike ride down the east coast to raise funds for headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation.
The team are set to ride the 1,500 miles between the Big Day Out events on the Gold Coast and Melbourne, raising awareness for headspace, who provide support and guidance for people aged 12 – 25 struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, relationship or school problems, bullying, or drug and alcohol problems.
Jamieson and Zammit will lead the ride between the two Big Day Out events, and they’ll be followed by four of the original Rock N Ride crew – Silverchair‘s Chris Joannou, MTV‘s Kate Peck, Bluejuice‘s Jake Stone and NRL‘s Nathan Hindmarsh.
This year they’ll also be joined by a bunch of first timers, including Grinspoon‘s Pat Davern, Art vs Science, Channel V‘s Danny Clayton, Music Feeds‘ own Reegan McLaughlin, headspace CEO Chris Tanti and Big Day Out 2014 outfit Kingswood.
Adam Zammit says the ride is all about letting young Aussies know that their mental health is the most important thing to respect, prioritise and discuss openly. “We all experience varying mental health issues in our life. We want to let all young Australians know it’s OK and healthy to seek help.”
You can meet and greet the Rock N Ride champions as they stop in headspace centres and
Valvoline’s Supercheap Auto stores along their epic quest between 19 – 24th January.