#vaxthenation – the national vaccination campaign backed by some of Australia’s leading entertainment artists
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! In response to this, artists and entertainment organisations have banded together in one of the largest vaccination campaigns, #vaxthenation, in an effort to get live entertainment back in action.
Maggie Collins from the Association of Artist Managers joined host Beth Tracey to talk more about the campaign.
For more information, head to #VAXTHENATION