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News June 27, 2023

NLMAs Announces Event Date and Locations

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NLMAs Announces Event Date and Locations
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The National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are back for 2023.

Event organisers have revealed the multi-city event will take place on Wednesday 11 October, across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart, Canberra, Darwin and Perth.

They aso warned that nominations close on Friday, 30 June, with np possibility of further extension. The nominees, along with the eight host venues, will be announced on 5 September at BIGSOUND.

The awards cover the live music industry including artists, venues, events, photographers, journalists, lighting and staging teams and more. The eligibility period is 1 September, 2020 all the way through to 30 June, 2023, reflecting the return to live events after lockdowns and the pandemic.

Sian Walden, SA-based board member and artist manager, said it’s exciting to have the event back after a necessary pause.

“The industry has been navigating the new complexities that COVID has created, which have been challenging beyond what we could have ever imagined. But with that challenge came a reminder of the community spirit within our sector. I look forward to celebrating that community and all the wonderful people that make live music possible at the 2023 NLMAs,” she said.

Founder of the NLMAs, Larry Heath, said he was looking forward to recognising and celebrating the best live music in Australia.

The awards have both national and state-focused categories. Winners are determined by the live industry, including fellow musicians, media, venues and bookers, with some additional public-voted categories. Nominations are free and can be submitted here.

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