Voting For Music Victoria Awards Is Now Open, Here's What You Need To Know
Public voting for this year's Music Victoria Awards has officially opened, with shortlisted nominees for all remaining categories revealed earlier tonight at the second-ever live-streamed Industry Awards event.
The remaining 16 industry-voted award categories and the seven public-voted award categories will be presented at the 17th annual Music Victoria Awards in December.
Tonight's Industry Awards also saw the announcement of the industry-voted winners for Victoria's best producers, venues, festivals and women in music.
Those taking home wins for the night included Charlotte Abroms, the recipient of the Outstanding Woman In Music Award, Eilish Gilligan for Best Producer, First-time virtual festival winner, Isol-Aid was awarded 2021 Best Festival, while Northcote Social Club and Melbourne Recital Centre - Elisabeth Murdoch Hall scored best Metropolitan venues. Reigning regional venue champions, Theatre Royal, Castlemaine and first-time nominees, Vine Hotel, Wangaratta also won their respective Outer Suburban/Regional venue categories.
So how do I get involved in the public-voted awards, you ask?
Check out the full list of nominees below and then head to the Music Victoria website to cast your vote. You'll have until midnight Friday 5 November to vote and you'll also automatically go into the draw to win a prize pack valued at $550, containing goodies from 3RRR 102.7FM, PBS 106.7 FM, Noisy Ritual, Brick Lane and Yamaha. How good is that?!
Music Victoria Awards Nominees (public-voted)
Alice Ivy - Don't Sleep
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - Crossover
Gordon Koang - Unity
Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant
Emma Donovan and The Putbacks
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Alex Lahey & Gordi - Dino's
Alice Skye - Party Tricks
The Avalanches - Wherever You Go
Geoffrey O'Connor & Jonnine - For As Long As I Can Remember
Hiatus Kaiyote - Red Room
BEST SOLO ARTIST
Sampa the Great
BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT
Amanda Roff (Time For Dreams, Harmony)
Davey Lane (Solo, You Am I)
Erica Dunn (Tropical Fuck Storm, MOD CON)
Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos)
Mindy Meng Wang
Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote)
Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)
BEST LIVE ACT
Amyl and The Sniffers