Full Line Up + Finalists Announced! Tickets On Sale

The 2016 Queensland Music Awards is shaping up to be one of the most memorable nights of this year’s music calendar, with QMusic announcing a stellar list of finalists and live performers.

Over fifty judges from across the country have selected an impressive list of finalists across the various categories, including Eves The Behavior, Velociraptor, Violent Soho, Avaberée, Caligula’s Horse, Sahara Beck and many more.

This year’s QMAs will be hosted by triple j’s Gen Fricker and feature performances from indie-psychedelic supergroup The Belligerents, rising Sunshine Coast songwriter Ayla, 7-piece live hip hop act Astro Travellers, the soulful beats of Standby Empire, instrumental metal outfit, Balloons Kill Babies and Billy Thorpe Scholarship finalist Luke Daniel Peacock.

It’s been a big 12 months for album releases from the far north State, and QMusic is today delighted to announce that from the pool of music industry-nominated releases, the 2016 QMA Album Of The Year nominees are:

Blank Realm - Illegals In Heaven
Last Dinosaurs - Wellness
Robert Forster - Songs To Play
The Stress of Leisure - Achievement
Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride

Another highlight of the night will be the bestowment of Arts Queensland’s $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship to an emerging Queensland based contemporary musician or band. The scholarship is an initiative of the Queensland Government to support new local talent. The four finalists in the running for this prestigious award are Babaganouj, FOREVR, Leanne Tennant and Luke Peacock.

Winners across the 24 QMA categories will be announced at the 2016 event, which for the second year running returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse on March 21.

Limited tickets for the Queensland Music Awards event are on sale through the Brisbane Powerhouse box office.
 

2016 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS

March 21 | Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm

Featuring performances by:

The Belligerents | Ayla | Astro Travellers | Amy Shark

Standby Empire | Balloons Kill Babies | Luke Daniel Peacock

Tickets from $38.50 + bf 
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2016 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS

SONG TITLE

ARTIST

REGION

 

 

 

POP

 

 

Golden Fleece

Amy Shark

Gold Coast

Blue

Athena Joy

Gold Coast

TV

Eves The Behavior

Brisbane

Keeper Of The Key

Georgia Mae

Brisbane

 

 

 

ROCK

 

 

Dollarmite

Velociraptor

Brisbane

In My Way

The Belligerents

Brisbane

Like Soda

Violent Soho

Brisbane

Remove The Arrow

WE ALL WANT TO

Brisbane

 

 

 

ELECTRONIC / DANCE

 

 

Illuminate

The Kite String Tangle X Dustin Tebbutt

Brisbane

Animal (feat. Ashlee Minto)

Mosaïc

Gold Coast

Tenderness

Standby Empire

Brisbane

Can’t Get You Off My Mind

Avaberée

Brisbane

 

 

 

BLUES / ROOTS

 

 

Impolite

Bearfoot

Sunshine Coast

Turpentine

Deena

Brisbane

Leaky Boats

Pete Cullen

Brisbane

To The Rain

Timothy Wild

Woodford

 

 

 

HEAVY

 

 

Patches In The Sky

Balloons Kill Babies

Brisbane

Marigold

Caligula’s Horse

Ipswich

Estrella

Dark Symphonica

Brisbane

No One Will Care When You Die

The Steady As She Goes

Brisbane

 

 

 

JAZZ

 

 

Hope In My Pocket

Berardi / Foran / Karlen

Brisbane

Forgotten Languages

Joshua Hatcher Quintet

Brisbane

The Room Next Door

Joshua Hatcher Quintet

Brisbane

Sober

Matts Mates

Brisbane

 

 

 

SCHOOLS

 

 

PRISTINE

Doolie

Sunshine Coast

Young

Hannah McLeod

Gold Coast

Won’t Let You Go

The Gowrie Boys

Abergowrie

Say It Brutha’

Winchester

Brisbane

 

 

 

INDIGENOUS

 

 

Black Smoke

Emily Wurramara

Brisbane

The Pain

Robbie Miller

Brisbane

NGERRABERRAKERNAMA

Emily Wurramara

Brisbane

Fruits Of Our Labour

Luke Peacock

Brisbane

 

 

 

URBAN

 

 

Worst Kind Of Girl

The Brains Trust

Sunshine Coast

Trophy

ALI the GREAT

Brisbane

Move Actively

Astro Travellers

Brisbane

Constant Beat

INIGO

Brisbane

 

 

 

COUNTRY

 

 

Jamestown

Brad Butcher

Brisbane

Under The Wire

Dana Gehrman

Brisbane

Cold Feet

Sian Evans

Cairns

Spinning Wheels

Dana Hassall

Kingsthorpe /

Darling Downs

 

 

 

WORLD

 

 

Nightwatch

MZAZA

Brisbane

A Mente Humana

Sol

Brisbane

Do Da Da Day

Soniclines

Brisbane

Open Door

Spirit of Bhakti

Brisbane

 

 

 

FOLK SINGER / SONGWRITER

 

 

Water

Angharad Drake

Brisbane

One Day

Jordan Pineda

Brisbane

Heart and Hand (feat. LIVVIA)

Jordan Pineda, Olivia Dennis

Brisbane

Mother Mother

Sahara Beck

Sunshine Coast

 

 

 

CHILDREN’S MUSIC

 

 

Mammas Coming Home

Candice Dianna

Gold Coast

Kangaroo Dance A Roo

The Kangagang

Beaudesert

K.O.A.L.A

The Kangagang

Beaudesert

We Are Farmers

Cilla Slack

Gayndah

 

 

 

REGIONAL

 

 

Waiting

Ayla

Cooroy

Bedroom City

Greta Stanley

Cairns

Wet Hessian Bag

Paul Cowderoy

Sunshine Coast

Won’t Let You Go

The Gowrie Boys

Abergowrie

 

 

 

MUSIC VIDEO

 

 

TV

Eves The Behavior

Brisbane

Electrical

Eves The Behavior

Brisbane

Apollo

Last Dinosaurs

Brisbane

Black Seaweed

MKO SUN

Brisbane


Further accolades for Highest Selling Single, Highest Selling Album and an Export Achievement Award, celebrating Queensland acts taking their music to the world, will also be presented on the night.

To listen to the shortlisted songs and view the highly commended entries across all categories visit the Queensland Music Awards website.


Watch highlights from the 2015 Queensland Music Awards video here.

The 2016 Queensland Music Awards presented by BOQ and Hutchinson Builders is produced by QMusic with support from APRA|AMCOS.

Published: 21 Feb 2016 by QMusic Newsdesk