Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Kerryn Fields, Maple Glider, Mindy Meng Wang x Tim Shiel to perform at 2021 Music Victoria Awards

 

Ticket registration is now open!

 

Ahead of the 17th annual Music Victoria Awards this summer, Music Victoria is thrilled to reveal the incredible lineup of acts set to grace the Melbourne Recital Centre stage on Thursday 9 December as part of the Melbourne Music Week program. Announcing: soul virtuosos Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, adored storyteller Kerryn Fields, heavenly singer songwriter Maple Glider, and cinematic duo Mindy Meng Wang x Tim Shiel, who will perform some of their most beloved releases of the year to a live audience of music industry workers, music lovers and fellow nominees.

 

  • Myf Warhurst to host 2021 Music Victoria Awards

Co-presented by PBS 106.7FM and RRR 102.7FM, the annual celebration recognises the incredible achievements of Victoria’s music community across more than 20 accolades of both public and industry voted categories and will once again be broadcast on Channel 31 and live-streamed via Music Victoria’s Youtube Channel. The 2021 Music Victoria Awards ceremony will be hosted by none other than Australian music industry veteran Myf Warhurst, plus guest presenters including the likes of Helen Jennings OAM, Denise Hylands, Katie Pearson, Lisa McKinney, Annalee Koernig, Una McAlinden, Kene Lightfoot, Sarah Iman, Eyal Chipkiewicz, Chelsea Wilson, Rich Moffat, Zare Demus, Chris Pearson, Samira Farah, Caroline Bowditch and more to be announced.

 

With 23 Music Victoria Awards to still be handed out for 2021, this year’s Best album winner will be taking home a $5000 media package sponsored by Plakkit, Yamaha will sponsor the Best Group with a $2,000 voucher, the Best Solo Artist with a $1,000 voucher and Best Musician with a $1,000 voucher all to spend on Yamaha gear. Sound Merch and Bakehouse will jointly sponsor the Best Breakthrough Act who will receive $1,000 of custom-made merch and a rehearsal package and the Best Live Act will be up for a chance to take home a $3000 outdoor billboard package thanks to Civic Outdoor. The winner of the inaugural Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award (for deaf and disabled musicians) will take home $3,000 cash sponsored by Arts Access Victoria and a rehearsal package from Bakehouse. A Bakehouse rehearsal package will also be awarded to the winner of the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent along with $3000 cash sponsored by the Archie Roach Foundation. Bendigo Bank returns as the sponsor for the Best Regional/Outer Suburban Act offering a $3,000 cash prize.

 

The polls are now closed and judges tallying the votes, it’s time to register your interest to attend the 17th Music Victoria Awards to find out who will take home 2021’s best acts and releases. Limited tickets will be available to purchase soon from $50 GA or $35 for Music Victoria members, with expressions of interest registrations now open via the Music Victoria website. The event will also be live streamed online via Youtube and broadcast live on Channel 31. Don’t miss it!

 

2021 Music Victoria Awards Event Details

Thursday 9 December
Melbourne Recital Centre
7.00pm

Hosted by Myf Warhurst
Performances by
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Kerryn Fields
Maple Glider
Mindy Meng Wang x Tim Shiel

To be broadcast on Channel 31 and live-streamed via Music Victoria’s Youtube Channel
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Ticketing:

Limited tickets to go on sale soon, register your interest for tickets here.
$50 GA or $35 for MV members

 

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2021 Nominees

 

Music Victoria Awards Nominees 2021 (public-voted)


BEST ALBUM
 $5000 media package (Sponsor: Plakkit)
Nominees:
Alice Ivy – Don’t Sleep
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Crossover
Gordon Koang – Unity
Hiatus Kaiyote – Mood Valiant

BEST GROUP
$2,000 voucher to spend on Yamaha gear (Sponsor: Yamaha)
Nominees:
The Avalanches
Emma Donovan and The Putbacks
Hiatus Kaiyote
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Mildlife

BEST SONG
Nominees:
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
$1,000 voucher to spend on Yamaha gear (Sponsor: Yamaha)
Nominees:
Alice Ivy
Baker Boy
Blake Scott
G Flip
Gordon Koang
Kylie Auldist
Liz Stringer
Maple Glider
Mia Wray
Sampa the Great

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACT
​​$1,000 value of custom-made merch (Sponsor: Sound Merch) and a rehearsal package (Sponsor: Bakehouse)
Nominees:
Ashwarya
Blake Scott
Cry Club
Maple Glider
SHOUSE

BEST MUSICIAN
 $1,000 voucher to spend on Yamaha gear (Sponsor: Yamaha)
Nominees:
Amanda Roff (Time For Dreams, Harmony)
Andrea Keller
Davey Lane (Solo, You Am I)
Emma Donovan
Erica Dunn (Tropical Fuck Storm, MOD CON)
G Flip
Lance Ferguson (The Bamboos)
Mindy Meng Wang
Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote)
Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard)

BEST LIVE ACT
$3000 outdoor billboard package (Sponsor: Civic Outdoor)
Nominees:
Amyl and The Sniffers
Cable Ties
Kee’ahn
Mildlife
RVG

Music Victoria Awards Nominees 2021 (industry-voted)



BEST BLUES ACT
Nominees:
Aaron Pollock
Anna Scionti
Blues Roulette
Dan Dinnen & Shorty
Josh Teskey and Ash Grunwald

BEST COUNTRY ACT
Nominees:
Ben Mastwyk & His Millions
Georgia State Line
James Ellis & The Jealous Guys
Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes
The Weeping Willows

BEST ELECTRONIC ACT
Nominees:
Alex Albrecht
Female Wizard
Jennifer Loveless
Reptant
SaD

BEST EXPERIMENTAL OR AVANT-GARDE ACT
Nominees:
Aarti Jadu
Candlesnuffer
Deborah Cheetham, Byron Scullin, Tom Supple
Red Wine and Sugar
Thembi Soddell

BEST FOLK ACT
Nominees:
Charm of Finches
Erica Bramham
Kerryn Fields
Lucy Wise
Maple Glider

BEST HEAVY ACT
Nominees:
Divide and Dissolve
Dr. Colossus
Faceless Burial
Growth
NICOLAS CAGE FIGHTER

BEST HIP HOP ACT
Nominees:
Agung Mango
Briggs
DRMNGNOW
Man Made Mountain
Pookie

BEST INTERCULTURAL ACT
Nominees:
Ajak Kwai
Amaru Tribe
Black Jesus Experience
Gelareh Pour’s Garden
Tio

BEST JAZZ ACT
Nominees:
Australian Art Orchestra
Andrea Kellar
Audrey Powne
Menagerie
The Rookies

BEST POP ACT
Nominees:
Alice Ivy
Alice Skye
Geoffrey O’Connor

Gregor
June Jones

BEST REGGAE AND DANCEHALL ACT
Nominees:
Disun Future
Jah Tung
JahWise Productions
Marvin Priest
Monkey Marc

BEST PUNK/ROCK ACT
Nominees:
Blake Scott
Civic
MOD CON
Plaster of Paris
Tom Lyngcoln

BEST SOUL, FUNK, R’N’B OR GOSPEL ACT
Nominees:
The Bamboos
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Hiatus Kaiyote
Izy
Kee’ahn

BEST REGIONAL/OUTER SUBURBAN ACT
$3,000 cash (Sponsor: Bendigo Bank)
Nominees:
Baker Boy
Bones and Jones
D’Arcy Spiller
Fenn Wilson
The Teskey Brothers

ARCHIE ROACH FOUNDATION AWARD FOR EMERGING TALENT (FOR FIRST NATIONS ACTS)
$3,000 cash (Sponsor: Archie Roach Foundation) and a rehearsal package (Sponsor: Bakehouse)
Nominees:
Allara
Bumpy
Madi Colville Walker
The Merindas
River Boy

ARTS ACCESS VICTORIA AMPLIFY AWARD (FOR DEAF AND DISABLED ACTS)
$3,000 cash (Sponsor: Arts Access Victoria) and a rehearsal package (Sponsor: Bakehouse)
Nominees:
Eliza Hull
Gordon Koang
Kerryn Fields
Nat Bartsch
Rudely Interrupted

 

Music Victoria thanks Major Partners Bendigo Bank, City Of Melbourne, Creative Victoria and Melbourne Recital Centre, and Event Partners Brick Lane, Channel 31 and Moshtix for their ongoing support of the Music Victoria Awards.