The volume is up to eleven for the second annual Gold Coast Music Awards with the number of bands, musicians and venues nominated up by 44%.
From Coomera to Coolangatta, 75 unique bands and artists were nominated a total of 145 times across seven categories in the city-wide search for the best home-grown musicians, bands, music venues and events.
This year, organisers have introduced career-boosting prizes, such as the opportunity to perform at BIGSOUND 2016 – the country’s pre-eminent music showcase made possible thanks to City of Gold Coast, plus the chance to perform at the BluesfestByron busker’s stage and paid gigs at music events and venues across the coast.
2016 Gold Coast Music Awards | Nominations
We've highlighted our top picks for the awards, fingers crossed for everyone.
Artist of the Year nominations (19) Sponsored by Southport Sharks Cabana Bar + Lounge
City Over Sand
Emerging Artist of the Year (34) Sponsored by Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University
Baltimore Gun Club
Being Jane Lane
Benny D Williams
Crown The Humble
Georgia Grace Knight
Jenna Dearness Dark
Jordan Merrick - Fugitive & The Vagabond
Yes Sir Noceur
You can find the full list of nominee's here: http://blankgc.com.au/2016-gold-coast-music-awards-nominees/