QMA’s reveal 2020 performer lineup with Cub Sport & Busby Marou
The ceremony will take place at Fortitiude Music Hall on Tuesday, March 3 – celebrating the best musicians Queensland has to offer.
More artists are yet to be announced for the 2020 awards, and QMAs executive producer Angela Samut is excited to return to their new home.
“The 2020 Queensland Music Awards are shaping up to be the most exciting Awards that QMusic has presented finding their new home in the beautiful Fortitude Music Hall,” she said.
“The QMA’s ceremony will feature incredible QLD talent which is a reflection of the consistently high quality of artists coming through the ranks in our state.
“The calibre of artists entering the 2020 QMAs has been unprecedented and next week we announce our world-class category finalists.
“I’m also very happy to say we have some exciting news regarding our Emerging Artist of the Year Award soon!”
Cub Sport’s Tim Nelson says the awards are key to celebrating the diverse talent across the state.
“It’s also exciting to discover new artists who will likely be the future of Queensland music.
“I remember hearing about Amy Shark when she won her first QMA, fast forward a couple of years and she’s winning ARIAs, selling out shows all around the world and casually hanging out with Nicole Kidman.
“Zo and I have a stripped back performance planned for the night which I’m really excited for!”
The following categories will be up for grabs:
Schools Award – Presented by JMC Academy
Rock Award – Presented by The Triffid
Heavy Award – Presented by The Tshirt Mill
Singer Songwriter / Folk Award – Presented by Savannah In The Round
Blues / Roots Award – Presented by Byron Bay Bluesfest
Soul / Funk / R’n’B Award – Presented by Katarzyna
Country Award – Presented by CMC Rocks
Hip-Hop / Rap Award – Presented by XCargo
Electronic / Dance Award – Presented by The Big Pineapple Music Festival
Jazz Award – Presented by Running Boards
World Award – Presented by Lyrical Road
Video Award – Presented by Nightlife Music
Regional Award – Presented by Azentro
Remote Award – Presented by Telstra
Emerging Artist Of The Year (NEW) – Presented by Noisegate
Song Of The Year – Presented by Hit Network and The Music
Album Of The Year
Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Export Achievement Award Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement Award
People’s Choice Awards – Presented by Oztix
Metro Venue of The Year
Regional Venue of The Year
Festival of The Year
Highest Selling Single
Highest Selling Album