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17 November 2016

Last night The Age Music Victoria Awards celebrated our state's music talent as part of the Melbourne Music Week 2016 program.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard collect their award for Best band - Photo via Music Victoria

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard dominated the public votes, taking home three awards for Best band, Best live band and Best album for Nonagon Infinity..

Melbourne's Alex Lahey was named Best female artist, Best song and regional act went to The Drones, and Meredith Music Festival was the people's choice for Best festival.

In the Industry Nominated Genre Awards, Harvey Sutherland took home Best electronic act and Peter Knight's Way Out West was awarded Best jazz album.

Local community broadcaster Triple R, celebrates its 40th year on air this year and as a result made its way into The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame.

The Age Music Victoria Awards are one of the largest publicly voted music awards in the country.

Public Voted Winners

Best album: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity

Best song: The Drones, Taman Shud

Best band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best male artist: C.W. Stoneking

Best female artist: Alex Lahey

Best emerging act: Camp Cope

Best regional act: The Drones

Best live band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best regional venue: The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best venue (over 500 capacity): Corner Hotel

Best venue (under 500 capacity): The Tote

Best festival: Meredith Music Festival

Industry Nominated Genre Winners

Best Heavy Album: Be'Lakor, Vessels

Best Folk or Roots Album: Oh Pep!, Stadium Cake

Best experimental or avant garde act: Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)

Best country album: Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife, Thieves

Best hip hop album: Plutonic Lab, Deep Above The Noise

Best electronic act: Harvey Sutherland

Best jazz album: Peter Knight, Way Out West

Best Aboriginal act: Benny Walker

Best global or reggae album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best soul, funk, R'n'B, or gospel album: Kylie Auldist, Family Tree

Best blues album: Nick Charles, The River Flows

Visit the Music Victoria for more on the awards