News January 16, 2020

QMA’s reveal 2020 performer lineup with Cub Sport & Busby Marou

QMA’s reveal 2020 performer lineup with Cub Sport & Busby Marou

, , Jaguar Jonze and Order Sixty6 have been announced to perform at the 2020 Queensland Music Awards ().

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:

Self-Nominating Awards 

Schools Award – Presented by JMC Academy

Pop Award

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

Indigenous Award

Video Award – Presented by Nightlife Music

Regional Award – Presented by Azentro

Remote Award – Presented by Telstra

Major Awards

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


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