The awards are the only of their kind, with an event in every State and Territory around the country on the same night. Along the way, organisers expect over a thousand guests to experience some 35 live performances, and witness 62 awards handed out to musicians, venues, events and people behind the scenes.
Highlights for the events include an Open Mic Night in Sydney hosted by Georgia Mooney, with artists like Montaigne, Lisa Caruso and Bonniesongs set to hit the stage. In Launceston, guests will get their taste of two of the acts set to light the city on fire in January as part of Mona Foma, in our first ever Mofo Sessions collaboration. And Live Legend inductee Deborah Conway is set to hit the stage with William Zygier at the Brisbane gala.
All the event information and line ups are listed here:
The National Live Music Awards Gala
This year, the NLMAs gala will have no less than three hosts – none other than The Triffid’s infamous Not On Your Rider Trio: Patience Hodgson (The Grates), Aimon Clark (The Creases) and Jeremy Neale (Jeremy Neale, Velociraptor), in the surrounds of a unique stage set up thanks to our partners FV by Peppers.
The night will include performances from Live Legend inductee Deborah Conway with William Zygier, plus nominees Jack Carty, Little Georgia, William Barton and a very special performance from The Blockades, who were one of our favourite acts that took part in this year’s QUBE Effect Program, presented by event partners Brisbane City Council.
With performances from nominees Oscar The Wild and Alana Jagt, alongside special guests Saint Jacques, our first ever event at The Crown & Anchor Hotel is shaping up to be a special night indeed. We’re running things from 6pm to 8pm at the venue. Keep your eyes on the Facebook Page for more event updates! This FREE event is presented with the support of our media partners Three D Radio, with Isaac Selby from the station acting as MC for the night.
We’re holding our first ever ACT event at sideway this year, and excited to announce that nominees Endrey, Kirklandd and Vendulka will all be performing live on the night, with special guest DJs keeping the party going. This FREE event is presented with the support of our media partners BMA, with Allan Sko from the magazine acting as host for the evening.
Hosted by Johanna Louise Campbell, our return to Alice Spring’s Epilogue Rooftop will feature very special, intimate performances from nominees Southeast Desert Metal, alongside Casii Williams, Stuart Nuggett and cellist, multi-instrumentalist and songstress X A V I A! This FREE event is presented with the support of our media partners Foldback Magazine.
Presented in collaboration with The Mofo Sessions
At Launceston’s Royal Oak Hotel, the NLMAs are partnering with The Mofo Sessions to present a very special night of music, kicking off with Animals with Big Heads – who are presented by the Tasmanian Rock Challenge, last year’s recipient of the All Ages Achievement award.
In anticipation of the return of nominees MONA FOMA to Launceston in January, the festival is proudly presenting The Toilet Brushes (the King Ubu house band) and Philomath for this special Mofo Sessions collaborative event. This FREE event is your first taste of the exciting Mona Foma season to come, and is presented with the support of our media partners Edge Radio. The night will be hosted by Adam Davison.
Georgia Mooney’s “Open Mic Night”
Hosted by Georgia Mooney of All Our Exes Live in Texas and the “Supergroup” series at Giant Dwarf, the night will feature a number of announced and surprise live performances in the beautiful, intimate surrounds of The Newsagency.
Appearing on the night is a superstar lineup of Australia’s finest female voices, including Montaigne, Alice Terry, Sam Buckingham, Imogen Clark, Alison Avron, Katie Brianna, Elizabeth Fader, Lisa Caruso, Bonniesongs and still more to be announced, plus some surprises we’re saving for the night.
Only a couple of dozen tickets are being made available for this one, $15+bf, through oztix. This event is presented with the support of our media partners The Music Network. Keep an eye on the Facebook Page for all the updates on who’s playing and when:
With live performances by Wolfjay, Ruby Gill, Merpire and P-UniQue, and hosted by comedian Perri Cassie, our first ever event at Melbourne’s The Tote is shaping up to be one of the biggest shows of the entire National Live Music Awards run! This FREE event is presented with the support of our media partners SYN.
Hosted by Jacob Diamond, we’re excited to be returning to Fremantle’s Mojo’s Bar for the first time since 2017. The night, running from 6pm to 9pm, will include performances from Lucy Peach, Your Girl Pho and The Wilds. This FREE event is presented with the support of our media partners RTR FM.
Final release tickets to ACT, VIC, WA, SA, TAS and the NT events are free, with registration through Oztix, while limited tickets to Sydney’s special event hosted by Georgia Mooney are $15+bf. Tickets to the Brisbane gala are $39+bf. Strictly limited tickets are available to all events.
Tickets and further details are available now at nlmas.oztix.com.au.