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 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