Inaugural National Live Music Awards celebrate Australia’s best around the country!

Overnight, in every Australian capital city, live music was celebrated as part of the inaugural National Live Music Awards. The eight events took place at the same time around the country, with a diverse range of Australian artists being recognised for their efforts on stages at home and abroad.

NGAIIRE (pictured) was big winner at the Sydney gala event, winning three awards for NSW Voice of the Year, as well as National R&B/Soul Live Act of the Year and National Live Voice of the Year. Queenslanders and recent ARIA winners Violent Soho also took out awards in both state and national categories, winning QLD Live Act of the Year and National Hard Rock Live Act of the Year.

Melbourne trio Camp Cope won the inaugural Heatseeker Award, while a tie for NT Live Act of the Year came this year, with Tapestry and Apakatjah sharing the title for 2016.

Live performances were also a huge part of the award ceremonies across the country, with live sets courtesy of L-FRESH THE LIONAt The DakotaTotally UnicornDream RimmyNaomi Keyte and more taking to the stage.

The first People’s Choice Award for Live Act of the Year was awarded to Ball Park Music, while the People’s Choice Award for Live Voice of the Year was taken home by Josh Pyke.

Check out the full list of winners below!

2016 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: The Smith Street Band
THE HEATSEEKER AWARD: Camp Cope
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: NGAIIRE
GUITARIST OF THE YEAR: Gareth Liddiard
BASSIST OF THE YEAR: Donny Benet
DRUMMER OF THE YEAR: Simon Ridley
INSTRUMENTALIST OF THE YEAR: Johann Beardraven

BEST LIVE MUSIC EVENT IN AUSTRALIA: DARK MOFO
INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACHIEVEMENT (SOLO): Courtney Barnett
INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACHIEVEMENT (GROUP/BAND): Tame Impala

HIP HOP LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Tkay Maidza
DJ or ELECTRONIC LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Flume
HARD ROCK or METAL LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Violent Soho
ROOTS LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Tash Sultana
R&B or SOUL LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: NGAIIRE

THE NLMA (INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT): 
Millie Millgate, SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Ball Park Music
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Josh Pyke

STATE & TERRITORY AWARD WINNERS

NEW SOUTH WALES

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Gang of Youths
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: NGAIIRE
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): Newtown Social Club
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: King Street Crawl
THE AAA (ALL AGES ACHIEVEMENT) AWARD: Black Wire Records

VICTORIA

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Paul Dempsey
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): The Corner Hotel
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

QUEENSLAND

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Violent Soho
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: MKO
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): The Triffid
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: BIGSOUND

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Bad//Dreems
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Naomi Keyte
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): The Grace Emily
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: WOMADelaide

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Methyl Ethel
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Keira Owen
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): Mojos
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

TASMANIA

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Luca Brasi
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Jed Appleton
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): The Republic Bar
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: DARK MOFO

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Glitoris
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Kojo Ansah
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): The Phoenix
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: Groovin’ The Moo

NORTHERN TERRITORY

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR: Apakatjah/Tapestry (TIE)
LIVE VOICE OF THE YEAR: Colin Lillie
VENUE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Moshtix): Epilogue Rooftop
LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR: Wide Open Space Festival