Who says we can't have an awards show during the coronavirus mayhem? The show must go on, and the 2020 edition of the Gold Coast Music Awards will be kicking off this Thursday 30th April - and you can enjoy all the fun from the comfort of your very own living room! Via a virtual presentation premiering at 7pm this Thursday on Facebook, some of the special guests confirmed for the night include Tones and I, Amy Shark and Sophie Monk, as well as performances from some of the Goldy's best up-and-coming acts including: Casey Barnes, Eliza & The Delusionals, DVNA, Busby Marou, Hussy Hicks, Felicity Lawless and Harry J Hart.
Foregoing the usual beachfront fanfare, the 2020 Awards will still bringing an action-packed night celebrating the GC's creative clout. Announcing winners across 10 categories plus a heap of performances from some incredible locals, it may not be your usual awards show - but it's an excuse to wash your hair, bust out your best PJs or go all out and dress up for an amazing evening of ingenuity and celebration.
"The willingness of the artists and music industry at large to jump on board and make this video version of the Awards as awesome as possible has been really heartwarming. To move from a massive beachfront event to an online one that still has some wow factor has been a big challenge in these difficult circumstances, and thanks to a dedicated team and the generosity of Gold Coast artists and legends like Amy, Tones and Sophie, I believe we’ve done it!” - Chloe Papa, Gold Coast Music Awards director
Yet again proving itself as a musical hotspot, the Gold Coast will be ramping it up this Thursday to celebrate some of its finest. Who will take home one of the Skull Murphy trophies?? Set your reminder here and tune in this Thursday from 7pm!
FREE FOR ALL TO JOIN, WATCH THE AWARD-WINNING ACTION ON THURSDAY 30 APRIL AT 7PM ON THE GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS FACEBOOK PAGE.
2020 GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Home Of The Arts - Bombs Away Busby Marou Casey Barnes Hollow Coves Hussy Hicks San Mei
BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Griffith University and the SEED program - Eliza and the Delusionals IVEY Peach Fur Highly Commended: DOOLIE LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Gold Coast Music - Casey Barnes Electrik Lemonade IVEY Hussy Hicks Tijuana Cartel
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR - sponsored by TAFE QLD - Felicity Lawless Jackson Dunn Julz Parker Leesa Gentz Lindsay Waddington RELEASE OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Southern Cross University - Savage Sunday - Being Jane Lane Cities of Gold - Benny D Williams The Great Divide - Busby Marou Squeezed Fresh - Electrik Lemonade Moments - Hollow Coves
SONG OF THE YEAR - sponsored by CBD Live - A Little More – Casey Barnes Trap Door – DENNIS. Looking Like A Snack – DVNA Sushi in Tokyo – DVNA Just Exist - Eliza and the Delusionals Don’t Feed the Monster – Ella Fence Get Ready – Hussy Hicks Anew – Hollow Coves Bodies – Ivey Vertigo feat Yorke – Paces Forget It All - Sunset City ft. Samantha Jade
VENUE OF THE YEAR - sponsored by Oztix - Coolangatta Hotel Elsewhere HOTA Home Of The Arts Mo’s Desert Clubhouse Rompa Room Soundlounge
VIDEO OF THE YEAR - sponsored by QT - Archangel - Baltimore Gun Club Savage Sunday - Being Jane Lane A Little more - Casey Barnes Vertigo - DENNIS. The Story - Eddie Ray Don't Feed The Monster - Ella Fence Dig Bury Drink - Lagerstein Tommy Franklin - Tijuana Cartel
GOLD COAST MUSIC PRIZE - sponsored by Bleach* The Gold Coast Festival - DENNIS. DOOLIE DVNA
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD - sponsored by East West Presents - Lagerstein Lindsay Waddington DOOLIE
BY TIANA SPETER