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The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016 - And the winners are...

PUBLICLY VOTED CATEGORIES:

This year we were overwhelmed with submissions from judges and bands with over 800 nominees on our long list. 

Our judges voted to finalise the top 5 in each category, and the public decide the winners. For more info on our criteria and judging process see here. To see all nominees click here.


BEST ALBUM

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

BEST BAND

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BEST SONG

The Drones – Taman Shud

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

Alex Lahey

BEST MALE ARTIST

C.W. Stoneking

BEST EMERGING ACT

Camp Cope

BEST LIVE BAND

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

BEST REGIONAL ACT

The Drones

BEST VENUE (OVER 500 CAPACITY)

Corner Hotel

BEST VENUE (UNDER 500 CAPACITY)

The Tote

BEST REGIONAL VENUE

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

BEST FESTIVAL

Meredith Music Festival

INDUSTRY EXPERT NOMINEES ANNOUNCED:

In 2013 The Age and Music Victoria launched the Genre Awards which are 11 genre specific categories which celebrate music from genres who may get over looked in the public voted awards.

Nominees and winners for these 11 categories are not publicly voted. They are decided by a panel of industry experts and the winners were announced on Wednesday 16 November along with the publicly voted categories.


BEST BLUES ALBUM

Nick Charles – The River Flows

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves  

BEST SOUL, FUNK, R’N’B OR GOSPEL ALBUM

Kylie Auldist – Family Tree

BEST JAZZ ALBUM

Peter Knight – Way Out West

BEST HIP HOP ALBUM

Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT

Harvey Sutherland

BEST HEAVY ALBUM

Be'lakor – Vessels

BEST ABORIGINAL ACT

Benny Walker

BEST GLOBAL OR REGGAE ALBUM

Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha

BEST FOLK OR ROOTS ALBUM

Oh Pep! – Stadium Cake

BEST EXPERIMENTAL OR AVANT GARDE ACT

Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)

 


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