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2022 Music Victoria Awards Reveal Public Voting Categories Nominees

2022 Music Victoria Awards Reveal Public Voting Categories Nominees

The nominees in the public voting categories at the 2022 Music Victoria Awards have been announced, with Baker Boy and Julia Jacklin leading the way.

Voting for all 12 public voting categories is now officially open, with Victorians encouraged to head to the official website before voting closes on Monday, November 21st at 5pm AEDT.

The nominees were selected by over 200 acclaimed music judges from across Victoria’s diverse music scene. Hip hop star Baker Boy has the most nominations with four, including for Best Album (Gela).

Julia Jacklin has two nominations, but will face strong competition from Kerryn Fields and Mo’Ju in the Best Solo Artist category.

Away from performers, several iconic Melbourne venues, including The Night Cat and Sidney Myer Music Bowl, will hope to be crowned Best Large Venue (Metro).

The likes of Hotel Warrnambool and Daylesford Hotel are nominated for Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Under 50 Gigs Per Year).

This year also sees the arrival of the Best DJ category, recognising the stellar electronic and dance music communities in the state.

The public voting categories nominees join the previously announced list of industry nominations, which includes big names such as Alice Ivy, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, and Confidence man.

Remember to head to the official website before Monday, November 21st at 5pm AEDT to cast your votes.

2022 Music Victoria Awards – Public-Voted Category Nominees

Best Album:

Baker Boy – Gela
Harvey Sutherland – Boy
JAZZPARTY – Nobody Gets Away
Kerryn Fields – Water
thndo – Life in Colour

Best Song:

Baker Boy – ‘Survive’
Black Cab – ‘Rotsler’s Rules’
Courtney Barnett – ‘Rae Street’
GUTHRIE – ‘Dickhead Song’
Julia Jacklin – ‘Lydia Wears a Cross’

Best Group:

Camp Cope
Dorsal Fins
Emma Donovan & The PUtbacks
Ramona Sky

Best Solo Artist:

Baker Boy
Julia Jacklin
Kerryn Fields

Best DJ:

Jennifer Loveless
Memphis LK
Simon TK

Best Regional Act:

Alice Skye
Baker Boy
Bones and Jones
Jess Parker

Best Metro Festival:

Brunswick Music Festival (Wurundjeri)
Melbourne Music Week (Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung)
Peninsula Summer Music Festival (Boonwurrung)
Reunion Park (Wurundjeri)
RISING (Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung)

Best Regional Festival:

CresFest in Creswick (Dja Dja Wurrung)
Meadow in Bambra (Gulidjan, Gadubanud and Wadawurrung)
OK Motels in Charlton (Dja Dja Wurrung)
Port Fairy Folk Festival (Gunditjmara)
Riverboats Music Festival in Echuca-Moama (Yorta Yorta)

Best Large Venue (Metro):

Forum Melbourne (Wururdjeri and Boonwurrung)
Melbourne Recital Centre (Wurundjeri)
Palais Theatre (Boonwurrung)
Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Wurundjeri)
The Night Cat (Wurundjeri)

Best Small Venue (Metro):

Brunswick Ballroom (Wurundjeri)
Northcote Social Club (Wurundjeri)
Shotkickers – Thornbury (Wurunjderi)
The Gasometer Hotel – Collingwood (Wurundjeri)
The Jazzlab – Brunswick (Wurundjeri)

Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Established):

Caravan Music Club in Archies Creek (Boonwurrung)
Palais Hepburn (Dja Dja Wurrung)
The Barwon Club Hotel in Geelong (Wadawurrung)
The Taproom – Shedshaker Brewing in Castlemaine (Dja Dja Wurrung)
Theatre Royal Castlemaine (Dja Dja Wurrung)

Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Under 50 Gigs Per Year):

Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute – Minerva (Wadawurrung)
Daylesford Hotel (Dja Dja Wurrung)
Golden Vine Hotel – Bendigo (Dja Dja Wurrung)
Hotel Warrnambool (Pheek Whurrong)
Music on the Hill (MOTH) – Mornington Peninsula (Boonwurrung)

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