The annual WA NAIDOC Music Awards seek to recognise the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australian musicians make to improve the lives of Indigenous people in their communities, and more broadly, Australia.
Today the nominations are officially open, and we also have confirmation the awards ceremony will be taking place at Freo Social on Friday September 6th.
The WA NAIDOC Music Awards provide emerging Indigenous artists the opportunity to showcase their talent to their community and the music industry as a whole.
The NAIDOC Music Awards is set to feature a range of performances and special guests. It will see live performances by alt-rockers The Struggling Kings as well as hip hop MC Flewnt. Singer-songwriter and renowned didgeridoo player Phil Walley-Stack will also be performing and heading up the evening as the NAIDOC Music Awards emcee.
Of course, the main focus will be the announcement of the NAIDOC music award recipients. Winners will be announced from a range of categories including:
– Best Song
– Best Album
– The Jason Bartlett Award for Best Vocalist
– Best Male Artist
– Best Female Artist
– Best Music Video
– Undiscovered Artist
– Emerging Artist
– Best Hip-Hop Song
– Best Band/Group
To be eligible to be nominated for a NAIDOC Music Award, artists must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander with an original. If you are interested in nominating an artist or would like to nominate yourself, find more information here.
If you want to attend the event, tickets and information can be found here.