The SLAM (Save Live Australian Music) rally, which took place on 23rd February 2010, saw 20,000 people march through the streets of Melbourne in protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence.
It was the largest cultural protest in Australia’s history. Now all of Australia has the opportunity to participate in a national event that celebrates the local musicians in our small venues.
Owners of The Annandale Hotel launched their Buy-A-Brick Campaign in late 2011. Bricks have been sold left right and centre with money going towards a much-needed upgrade to the venue, and to further reduce the hotel’s debts. As a thanks, the Annandale want to give back to supporters by opening the doors with a free gig on SLAM day, Thursday 23rd February.
Focus will be on the Buy-A-Brick Campaign with the first round of plaques being mounted on the outside of the hotel. To have your plaque, purchase a brick before February 5th.