Recognising everything from punk to rock to R&B.
The 2019 Music Victoria Award nominees have been unveiled, highlighting a diverse lineup of incredibly talented artists.
A number of acts dominate the nominations list, with Amyl and the Sniffers, Angie McMahon, Gordon Koang, The Teskey Brothers and Sampa the Great in the running for multiple accolades. The awards are separated into two categories, nominees voted on by the public and nominees voted on by members of the music industry.
In addition to the huge list of nominees, PBS 106.7FM and soul champions Vika and Linda Bull have been revealed as this year’s Hall of Fame inductees for their contributions to Victorian music and culture.
Here are the award categories now open for public voting:
Briggs – ‘Life is Incredible (feat. Greg Holden)’
Cash Savage and The Last Drinks – ‘Good Citizens’
Gordon Koang – ‘Stand Up (Clap Your Hands)’
Sampa The Great – ‘Final Form’
The Teskey Brothers – ‘So Caught Up’
Best Male Musician
Gareth Liddiard (Tropical Fuck Storm)
Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard)
Best Female Musician
Erica Dunn (Tropical Fuck Storm, Palm Springs, Harmony)
Romy Vager (RVG)
Sampa Tembo (Sampa The Great)
Best Breakthrough Act
Gena Rose Bruce
Tones and I
Best Live Act
Amyl and the Sniffers
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Sampa The Great
Tropical Fuck Storm
Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)
The Gasometer Hotel, Fitzroy
Northcote Social Club, Northcote
The Old Bar, Fitzroy
The Tote Hotel, Collingwood
Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)
Corner Hotel, Richmond
The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury
Hamer Hall, Southbank
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
To vote in the Music Victoria awards, head to musicvictoria.com.au/votenow. Voting closes at midnight on Friday November 8. Tickets to the awards night go on sale Monday October 21 via the Music Victoria website.
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