Each year, The Awards are proud to induct local legends into The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall of Fame, recognising significant contributions to Victorian music and a commitment to sustaining the unique cultural fabric of our state. In 2018, The Age and Music Victoria are proud to announce the induction of Divinyls frontwoman and Victorian legend Chrissy Amphlett, after recently inducting Molly Meldrum at his statue unveiling in Richmond.
The induction will be accompanied by a special performance from Ella Hooper with Dallas Frasca and speech from Little Pattie. Chrissy and Molly’s Hall of Fame entries join past inductee’s Triple R 102.7FM, John Farnham, AC/DC, Olivia Newton-John, Archie Roach, Paul Kelly just to name a few.
‘’Chrissy has a Melbourne city street named after her and a mural in her hometown of Geelong, and it’s about time she was inducted into the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame,’’ said Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan. ‘’While she may have left us five years ago, her influence lives on in acts such as Amyl and the Sniffers, Ella Hooper and Dallas Frasca.’’
Co-presented by vital community radio stations Triple R 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018 will take over their new home at Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday 21 November as part of Melbourne Music Week. Hosted by beloved radio presenters Lyndelle Wilkinson and Chris Gill, this year’s event will feature live performances from Baker Boy, Mildlife, Evelyn Ida Morris, Sampa The Great and Angie McMahon, performing their own standout tracks from the past 12 months.
The Age Music Victoria Awards
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Melbourne Recital Centre
Baker Boy, Mildlife, Evelyn Ida Morris, Sampa The Great, Angie McMahon and Ella Hooper with Dallas Frasca.
Excitement is building around the public voting thanks to Victorian Government and Premier Daniel Andrews, who has generously offered a cash prize of $10,000 for the newly titled Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Album of 2018, and $5,000 to the Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Breakthrough Act of 2018.
With only 9 days left to vote for the public nominations, be sure to cast your vote by midnight Friday 9 November 2018. Voters will automatically go in the running to win one of 2 double passes to the exclusive industry-only event.
PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS
The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Album of 2018 – $10,000 Cash Prize
Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Laura Jean – Devotion
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs
Sampa The Great – Birds And The Bee9
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Tropical F*ck Storm
Baker Boy – Marryuna
Camp Cope – The Opener
Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless
Laura Jean – Girls On The TV
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue
Best Solo Artist
Sampa The Great
Best Male Musician
Danzal Baker (Baker Boy)
Didirri Peters (Didirri)
Gareth Liddiard (Tropical F*ck Storm)
Jake Robertson (School Damage, Alien Nosejob)
Tom Iansek (No Mono)
Best Female Musician
Erica Dunn (Tropical F*ck Storm, MOD CON, Palm Springs)
Laura Englert (Laura Jean)
Mojo “Juju” Ruiz De Luzuriaga (Mojo Juju)
Sampa Tembo (Sampa The Great)
The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Breakthrough Act of 2018 – $5000 Cash Prize
Best Live Act
Amyl And The Sniffers
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)
The Gasometer, Collingwood
Northcote Social Club, Northcote
The Old Bar, Fitzroy
The Tote, Collingwood
Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)
170 Russell, Melbourne
Corner Hotel, Richmond
The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury
Hamer Hall, Southbank
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
Vote at: www.musicvictoria.com.au/votenow
Voting closes at midnight, Friday 9 November 2018.