Winners of the 2017 AU Awards announced; Meg Mac, Gang of Youths, Bec Sandridge & West Thebarton come out on top

Earlier in the week, we announced our annual list of acknowledgements of live music and the artists who have really made 2017 their own, via the annual AU Awards. Whether it was a breakout year for some, or a year where an acclaimed album became a defining moment in a band’s career, 2017 has provided some epic moments – moments we’ve pooled together in deciding our list for the fourth year running.

Winners have been unveiled today, with the likes of Meg MacGang of YouthsBec Sandridge and West Thebarton coming out with AU Awards to their name. Sugar Mountain and The Hills Are Live were also acknowledged for their continued successes both in the metro and regional scenes, while the genre awards saw Caiti BakerKim ChurchillLincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders and more come out on top.

 

The full list of winners can be accessed below!

2017 AU AWARDS – WINNERS

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MEG MAC

GROUP OF THE YEAR
GANG OF YOUTHS

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CABLE TIES

ABORIGINAL or TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BAKER BOY

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
WEST THEBARTON

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BEC SANDRIDGE

R&B/SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
CAITI BAKER

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
THE KITE STRING TANGLE

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SAMPA THE GREAT

HEAVY/PUNK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS

COUNTRY/AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS

BLUES & ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
KIM CHURCHILL

AUSTRALIAN LIVE EVENT OF THE YEAR (METRO)
SUGAR MOUNTAIN

AUSTRALIAN LIVE EVENT OF THE YEAR (REGIONAL)
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE

Photo: West Thebarton, by Michelle Grace Hunder.

View our AU AWARDS content hub to see past winners and event coverage, here!