Nominees

NATIONAL AWARDS

2018 “Live Legend” Inductee
Magic Dirt

Live R&B or Soul Artist of the Year
Caiti Baker
Kira Puru
Mojo Juju
The Bamboos
The Sugarcanes

Live Blues & Roots Artist of the Year
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
CW Stoneking
Dan Sultan
John Butler Trio

Live Pop Artist of the Year
Ali Barter
Amy Shark
Confidence Man
Stella Donnelly
The Preatures

Live Country Artist of the Year
Brad Butcher
Fanny Lumsden
Freya Josephine Hollick
Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits
Marlon Williams

Live Hard Rock Artist of the Year
Amyl & The Sniffers
Cable Ties
High Tension
Luca Brasi
Tropical Fuck Storm

Live DJ/Electronic Artist of the Year
Alice Ivy
Electric Fields
ShockOne
The Kite String Tangle
The Presets

Live Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
A.B. Original
Baker Boy
Genesis Owusu
Sampa The Great
Tkay Maidza

International Live Achievement: Band
Recognising the live achievements of an Australian band outside of Australia’s borders

Camp Cope
Gang of Youths
Methyl Ethel
Peking Duk
West Thebarton

International Live Achievement: Solo Artist
Recognising the live achievements of an Australian solo artist outside of Australia’s borders

Alex Lahey
Amy Shark
Courtney Barnett
Stella Donnelly
Tash Sultana

The NLMA
The National Live Music Award, or “The NLMA” is our annual trophy given to an individual or an organisation who have made a difference in the live music scene, particularly over the last 12 months. 

Camp Cope – For speaking out against venues and festivals who program problematic acts and don’t aim for a gender balance.

Girls Rock! Australia – A national network of girls rock camps. Each program is independently run by a team of musicians and educators passionate about empowering girls, trans and gender-diverse young people through music education and mentorship.

Helen Marcou – Helen’s continued involvement and leadership in supporting live music via the SLAM and Safer Venues activities has been so successful that her ideas have been highly influential across the entire country, not just in Victoria.

Milk! Records – Not since Michael Gudinski established Mushroom in 1970’s has there been such awareness raised and conversations started re Independent vs major release/distribution, and this is all thanks to the amazing Jen Cloher, Courtney Barnett and their team at Milk!

Sharni Honor – One of the industry’s brightest lights is Sharni Honor in Adelaide, who is responsible for creating The Porch Sessions, The Porch Sessions Tour and now Porchland Festival – providing a wealth of opportunities for emerging musicians.

Live Photographer of the Year
Jess Gleeson
Kane Hibberd
Lauren Connelly
Michelle Grace Hunder
Naomi Beveridge

Live Instrumentalist of the Year
Erica Dunn (TFS)
Hannah Marjorie Crofts (All Our Exes Live in Texas)
Kat Mear (Cash Savage and the Last Drinks)
Kirsty Tickle (Party Dozen, Exhibitionist)
Luke Liang (Guy Sebastian, Alex The Astronaut, Nicole Millar, Jarryd James and more)

“The Sheddy” – Live Drummer of the Year
Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett)
Jen Sholakis (Jen Cloher, East Brunswick All Girls Choir)
Sarah Thompson (Camp Cope)
Shauna Boyle (Cable Ties)
Tim Commandeur (PNAU, Tkay Maidza)

Live Bassist of the Year – Presented by Sandberg Guitars
The winner of this category will receive a brand new Bass Guitar courtesy of Sandberg Guitars.

Annie Siegmann (Mio, Sasha March, Hana & Jessie-Lee and more)
Isobel D’Cruz Barnes (HEXDEBT)
Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (Camp Cope)
Nick Brown (Cable Ties)
Zoe Hauptmann (Missy Higgins, Katie Noonan, Justine Clarke, Caiti Baker and more)

Live Guitarist of the Year
Aife Larkin (HEXDEBT, Jarrow)
Gareth Liddiard (TFS)
Jen Cloher
Jenny Mckechnie (Cable Ties)
PLINI

Festival of the Year – Presented by Netgigs
A Festival Called Panama
BIGSOUND
Dark Mofo
Falls Festival
Yours & Owls Festival

Live Voice of the Year
Caiti Baker
Georgia Maq (Camp Cope)
Karina Utomo (High Tension)
Kira Puru
Stella Donnelly

Best New Act of the Year – Presented by Panhead Custom Ales
A. Swayze & the Ghosts
Alex The Astronaut
Baker Boy
Tropical Fuck Storm
WAAX

Live Act of the Year – Presented by APRA AMCOS
Baker Boy
Camp Cope
High Tension
WAAX
West Thebarton

STATE AND TERRITORY AWARDS

NSW Awards – Presented by 2SER

Live Act of the Year
Gang of Youths
Hockey Dad
Julia Jacklin
Skegss
The Presets

Live Voice of the Year
David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)
Julia Jacklin
Matt Corby
Sarah Blasko
Vera Blue

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Enmore Theatre
Oxford Art Factory
Rad Bar
The Lansdowne
Waywards

Live Event of the Year – Presented by Wollongong City Council
Fairgrounds
King Street Crawl
Laneway Festival
Splendour in the Grass
Yours & Owls

AAA – All Ages Achievement presented by Music NSW
The AAA Award recognises the achievements of an individual, organisation, band/artist or event who have worked through the red tape and helped make all ages events happen in our state and/or provided opportunities for Under 18s.

Adam Smith (Director, Yours & Owls)
Live and Local 2018 (Live Music Office Initiative)
Mark Gerber (Owner, Oxford Art Factory)
Yabun Festival
Yours & Owls: Under 18s Festival

QLD Awards – Presented by 4ZZZ

Live Act of the Year – Presented by Brisbane City Council
Amy Shark
BUGS
Confidence Man
Hollow Coves
WAAX

Live Voice of the Year – Presented by Queensland Music Festival
Amy Shark
Bernard Fanning
Connor Brooker (BUGS)
Kate Miller-Heidke
Monica Sottile (Sweater Curse)

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Black Bear Lodge
SolBar
The Junk Bar
The Triffid
The Zoo

Live Event of the Year
Big Pineapple Festival
BIGSOUND
Maroochy Music and Vis Arts Festival
Women in Voice
Woodford Folk Festival

AAA – All Ages Achievement
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

VIC Awards – Presented by SYN Media

Live Act of the Year
Alex Lahey
Angie McMahon
Cable Ties
Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
Sampa The Great

Live Voice of the Year
Angie McMahon
Cash Savage
Karina Utomo (High Tension)
Kira Puru
Rromarin

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Howler
Northcote Social Club
The Forum
The Tote
The Workers Club

Live Event of the Year
The Hills are Alive
Changes
Melbourne Music Week
Meredith Music Festival
Boogie Festival

AAA – All Ages Achievement
Collarts
Kate Duncan (The Push)
Mallrat
Music Victoria
The Corner Hotel

SA Awards – Presented by Radio Adelaide

Live Act of the Year – Presented by the City of Adelaide
Heaps Good Friends
Horror My Friend
Sleep Talk
Tkay Maidza
West Thebarton

Live Voice of the Year
Chris Panousakis (Timberwolf)
Louis Donnarumma (Donnarumma)
Naomi Keyte
Paige Renee Court (MANE)
Tkay Maidza

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Crown & Anchor
Jive
The Gov
The Grace Emily Hotel
Thebarton Theatre

Live Event of the Year
A Day of Clarity
Laneway Festival
SCOUTED
Spin Off Festival
WOMADelaide

AAA – All Ages Achievement
Music SA
Fowler’s Live
YouthFM (Three D Radio)
Northern Sound System
Travis Dempsey (of The Living End, for his work on the youth music programs in the CIty of Onkaparinga)

WA Awards – Presented by RTR FM

Live Act of the Year
Carla Geneve
Mama Kin Spender
Stella Donnelly
SUPEREGO fka POW! Negro
The Floors

Live Voice
Bella Nicholls (Demon Days)
Carla Geneve
Jacob Diamond
Kiera Owen (New Talk)
Stella Donnelly

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Badlands
Mojo’s Bar
Rosemount Hotel
The Sewing Room
The Bird

Live Event of the Year
Camp Doogs
Fairbridge Music Festival
In the Pines
Nannup Music Festival
State Of The Art Festival (SOTA)

AAA – All Ages Achievement
Em Burrows
Hyperfest
Rock Scholars
RTRfm
WAM

TAS Awards – Presented by Edge Radio

Live Act of the Year
A. Swayze & The Ghosts
Christopher Coleman Collective
Luca Brasi
The Native Cats
The Sleepyheads

Live Voice of the Year
Chloe Alison Escott (The Native Cats)
Christopher Coleman
Mary Shannon (Meres)
Seth Henderson
Tyler Richardson (Luca Brasi)

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Hobart Brewing Company
The Brisbane Hotel
The Grand Poobah
The Homestead
The Odeon Theatre

Live Event of the Year
a festival called PANAMA
Dark Mofo
Falls Festival Marion Bay
Mona Foma
Til The Wheels Fall Off

AAA – All Ages Achievement
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

ACT Awards

Live Act of the Year
Citizen Kay
Genesis Owusu
Happy Axe
Moaning Lisa
Slow Turismo

Live Voice of the Year
Ella Hunt (Solo, Cathy Diver, Azim Zain and his Lovely Bones)
Evan Buckley (The Burley Griffin)
Genesis Owusu
Keven 007 (Glitoris)
Shoeb Ahmad

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Smith’s Alternative
The Basement
The Phoenix Bar
The Polish White Eagle Club
Transit Bar

Live Event of the Year
Groovin’ The Moo
National Folk Festival
Spilt Milk Festival
No Front Fences

AAA – All Ages Achievement
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

NT Awards – Presented by Foldback Magazine

Live Act of the Year
Baker Boy
Ben Evolent
Broadwing
Caiti Baker
Resin Moon

Live Voice of the Year
Baker Boy
Caiti Baker
Shellie Morris
Stevie Jean
Yirrmal

Live Venue of the Year – Presented by Oztix
Darwin Railway Club
Epilogue Lounge
Gap View Hotel
The Studio – Darwin Entertainment Centre
The Pints Club

Live Event of the Year
Bass in the Grass
Barunga Festival
Darwin Festival
Wide Open Space Festival
I Love Yirrkala Festival

AAA – All Ages Achievement
WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED ON THE NIGHT

PEOPLE’S CHOICE NOMINEES

BEST LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR 
Presented by The Music Network

A Swayze and the Ghosts
Ball Park Music
Dean Lewis
Ecca Vandal
Electrik Lemonade
Hockey Dad
Mojo Juju
Rackett
Sampa The Great
The Cat Empire

BEST LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR

Alex The Astronaut
Amy Shark
Angie McMahon
Carla Geneve
Harry James Angus
Kira Puru
Marie Devita (WAAX)
Stella Donnelly
thando
Timothy James Bowen