The Music Victoria Award nominees have been revealed

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The Music Victoria Award nominees have been revealed

Music Victoria Awards
words by staff writer

"It’s time for the public to have their say."

Set to take place on Tuesday, 31 October at The Edge, Fed Square, and streaming online, this year has seen a record-breaking number of entrants this year. With over 1,200 artists, venues, festivals, and presenters having thrown their hats into the ring, it’s one of the most exciting editions yet.

Music Victoria Awards Best Regional Act nominees

  • Bones and Jones
  • Coda Chroma
  • Immy Owusu
  • Leah Senior
  • Watty Thompson

Stay up to date with what’s happening across the region here.

This year’s awards feature an impressive lineup of nominees spanning various categories, from Best Album to Best Regional Act. Among the standout artists who’ve received nominations in multiple publicly-voted categories are Julia Jacklin, RVG, Cable Ties, Jen Cloher, and Forest Claudette.

Emerging talent Miss Kaninna is making waves with nominations for the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent and Best Song or Track for her single Blak Britney.

Forest Claudette, the genre-bending artist from the Dandenong Ranges, has been nominated for Best Solo Artist and Best Song for Mess Around (feat. EARTHGANG).

Rock icon Adalita joins the nominations for Best Solo Artist, further cementing her legendary status in the Australian alt-rock scene. As a solo artist and founding member of Magic Dirt, Adalita’s career has been influential and groundbreaking.

The Music Victoria Awards also honour industry excellence with 17 industry-voted categories, including the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent and the MAV Diasporas Award. Notably, Kutcha Edwards and industry stalwart Kirsty Rivers will be inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame, recognising their significant contributions to the Australian music landscape.

Kutcha Edwards, known for his union of songwriting and activism, has a remarkable three-decade career that continues to impact Australian art. Kirsty Rivers, the Head of Music in Creative Australia’s Sector Development and Advocacy team, has made substantial contributions to the music industry and has been acknowledged as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Music.

With voting now open for the publicly-voted categories until Friday, 13 October at noon, music lovers and industry professionals alike have the chance to support their favourite artists and shape the outcome of this year’s Music Victoria Awards.

Find out more – and make your vote count – by heading here.