BIGSOUND Wins Best Live Music Event at NLMAs

BIGSOUND was named Best Live Event in Australia and Best Live Event in QLD at the National Live Music Awards last week. This is the second year BIGSOUND has won Best Live Event for QLD. Following on from her wins at the ARIAs, Amy Shark won Best New Act also for the National categories making the sunshine state proud! Congratulations Amy on a stellar year.  BIGSOUND would like to thank the venues, volunteers, and partners that make BIGSOUND Festival possible. 

Eight simultaneous events around Australia were held on the night, Queensland's event was held in Brisbane's Lefty's Music Hall and presented by 4ZZZ. Live musicians, venues, events and industry organisations were awarded and recognised at the annual event now in its second year.

For the state-based awards, Violent Soho took out Live Act of the Year while Amy Shark received the award for Live Voice of the Year. For Qld The Triffid was presented the best Live Venue award by Oztix.

On the awards, Director of the NLMAs, Larry Heath said, “What an incredible night! The mix of well established and up-and-coming winners on this list bodes well for the health of Australia’s live industry. I don’t think it’s ever looked better than it does right now. Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to rewarding a future batch of live stars at the next awards.”


L-R Joel Edmondson (QMusic CEO) and Trina Massey (QMusic Program Manager) accepted the awards on the night. 

The full list of winners can be found below:

National Category Winners
Live Act of the Year presented by APRA AMCOS: Gang of Youths
Live Voice of the Year: David Le’aupepe (Gang of Youths)
Best New Act presented by Young Henrys: Amy Shark
The NLMA: Live Music Office
Instrumentalist of the Year: Yeo
Drummer of the Year: Sarah Thompson (Camp Cope)
Bassist of the Year: Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich (Camp Cope)
Guitarist of the Year: Tash Sultana
R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year: Ngaiire
Blues & Roots Live Act of the Year: Dan Sultan
Hard Rock Live Act of the Year: Cable Ties
DJ/Electronic Live Act of the Year: Peking Duk
Hip Hop Live Act of the Year: A.B. Original
Pop Live Act of the Year: Client Liaison
Country or Folk Live Act of the Year: All Our Exes Live in Texas
International Live Achievement – Group: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
International Live Achievement – Solo: Tash Sultana
Best Live Music Event in Australia presented by Music Insight: BIGSOUND

People’s Choice Awards
Best Live Act Presented by The Music Network: Gang of Youths
Best Live Voice Presented by Audio-Technica: Stella Donnelly 

QLD
Presented by 4ZZZ
Live Act of the Year: Violent Soho
Live Voice of the Year presented by Queensland Music Festival: Amy Shark
Live Venue presented by Oztix: The Triffid
Live Event of the Year: BIGSOUND

NSW
Presented by 2SER
Live Act of the Year: Gang of Youths
Live Voice of the Year: Julia Jacklin
Live Event presented by Howl Around Productions: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Live Venue presented by Oztix: Oxford Art Factory
All Ages Achievement presented by Music NSW: The Plot

South Australia
Presented by Radio Adelaide
Live Act of the Year presented by City of Adelaide: Electric Fields
Live Voice of the Year: Zaachariaha Fielding (Electric Fields)
Live Venue presented by Oztix: Grace Emily
Live Event of the Year: A Day of Clarity

WA
Presented by RTR FM
Live Act of the Year: POW! Negro
Live Voice of the Year: Stella Donnelly
Live Venue presented by Oztix: The Bird
Live Event of the Year: WAMfest

VIC
Presented by SYN Media
Live Act of the Year: Camp Cope
Live Voice of the Year: Romy Vager (RVG)
Live Event of the Year: Golden Plains
Live Venue presented by Oztix: The Old Bar
All Ages Achievement presented by The Push: Girls Rock! Melbourne

NT
Presented by Foldback Mag
Live Act of the Year: The Lonely Boys
Live Voice of the Year: Caiti Baker
Live Venue of the Year presented by Oztix: Darwin Railway Club
Live Event of the Year: Bush Bands Bash

ACT
Presented by BMA Mag
Live Act of the Year: The Ansah Brothers
Live Voice of the Year: Ella Hunt (Lowlands)
Live Venue presented by Oztix: Smith’s Alternative
Live Event of the Year: Spilt Milk

TAS
Presented by Edge Radio
Live Act of the Year: EWAH & The Vision of Paradise
Live Voice of the Year: Seth Henderson
Live Venue of the Year presented by Oztix: The Brisbane Hotel
Live Event of the Year: Dark Mofo

Published: 12 Dec 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk