Lineups revealed for 2023 National Live Music Awards

Just two weeks away, the National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are thrilled to reveal the names set to grace stages around Australia on 11th October 2023.

The NLMAs are held simultaneously in every State and Territory, with eight FREE events and more than 60 awards handed out on the night across the country. 

The nominees were revealed at BIGSOUND earlier this month, with King Stingray and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard receiving six nominations apiece. You can find the full list here:

Many of those nominees will be performing at events around the country. At UC Hub, in Canberra, the nominees for Best Live Act in the ACT, ARCHIE will be joined by the nominee for Best Live Voice, Tasha Nauenburg, who will perform with her band Bad Lunar. KIRKLANDD will be host for the evening. 

Nominees for Best Country Act, The Weeping Willows, will be hitting the stage at the Melbourne event, joined by nominees for Best Country Act, Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits. The night will be hosted by Mia and Sam from SYN’s The Hoist at Music Market. 

At The Great Club in Sydney, Best Folk Act nominee Melody Pool will perform, as will Best Guitarist nominee Chloe Dadd, who will perform her solo project of the same name. Chloe is also known for her work with May-a and Peach PRC. Susan Heymann will be presented with her Live Legend award at this event. A special surprise guest will also perform!

In Perth, fresh off being announced as the national support for Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo Dolls, Siobhan Cotchin will be bringing her full band to The Bird for a very special intimate set. Siobhan has two nominations this year, for Best Country Act and Best Live Voice in WA. She will be joined by fellow nominee for Best Live Voice in WA, ANESU, a transgender rapper born in Zimbabwe & raised in Perth, drawing influences from both countries.

In Hobart, at The Simple Complex, attendees will enjoy performances from Tasmanian Best Live Act nominee Threats and two nominees for Best Live Voice, Grace Chia and Tasha Zappala. The night will be hosted by Corey Stephen from Edge Radio.

In Darwin, comedian Amy Hetherington will be the very special host for the evening, with live performances from multiple nominee Caiti Baker, and local punk/rock outfit Temperamental.

In Adelaide, Best Live Voice in SA nominee Carla Lippis will be performing with her band Carla Lippis & Mondo Psycho. Best Live Act Nominees The Empty Threats (pictured above) will also be performing, alongside fellow nominees Rocky’s Pride and Joy. Isaac Selby from Three D Radio will be the MC for the evening. 

And finally, in Brisbane, Best Live Voice in QLD nominee Jesswar will close the evening at Stranded Bar, with Gold Coast Music Award winners Buttered opening things up. 

This is but a taste of what’s to come, with the full lineup of presenters and special guests to be revealed closer to the date. Stay tuned to for more information, and head to to get tickets to any remaining events – at the time of this release going out, NSW and VIC are sold out of GA RSVPs – but limited tickets will be given away through 2SER and SYN respectively. 


UC Hub, Canberra/Ngunnawal

Featuring Live Performances From:
Bad Lunar


Music Market, Melbourne/Naarm
Hosted by Mia and Sam from The Hoist, SYN

Featuring Live Performances From:
Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits
The Weeping Willows

Plus the Live Legend presentation to Yothu Yindi and plenty of surprises!


Stranded, Brisbane/Meanjin
Hosted by Liz Witt from Art Cart on 4ZZZ 

Featuring Live Performances From:

With special guest presenters Katie Noonan, sleepy benjamin, Branko from 4ZZZ and more… 


The Great Club, Sydney/Eora
Hosted by Danny Chifley of 2SER

Featuring Live Performances From:
Chloe Dadd
Melody Pool
…and a very special surprise guest!

Plus the Live Legend presentation to Susan Heymann and plenty more surprise guests!


Darwin Railway Club, Darwin/Garramilla
Hosted by Amy Hetherington

Featuring Live Performances From:
Caiti Baker

With special guest presenter Alice Cotton. 


The Simple Complex, Hobart/Nipaluna
Hosted by Corey Stephen, host of This Way//That Way on Edge Radio 

Featuring Live Performances From:
Grace Chia
Tasha Zappala


Jive, Adelaide/Tarntanya
Hosted by Isaac Selby from Three D Radio

Featuring Live Performances From:
Carla Lippis & Mondo Psycho
The Empty Threats
Rocky’s Pride and Joy


The Bird, Perth/Boorloo
Hosted by Pam Boland from RTR FM

Featuring Live Performances From:
Siobhan Cotchin

For limited FREE tickets via RSVP, head to