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The 2022 Queensland Music Awards Finalists Are Here

68 homegrown music heroes have been announced as finalists in the Queensland Music Awards for 2022.

The awards span 17 categories, including everything from hip-hop and heavy to contemporary classical and venue/festival of the year.

Among nominees are heavy hitters like Ball Park Music and The Jungle Giants, alongside up and coming artists like Freight Train Foxes and Hollow Coves.

The full nominee list can be found below.

Queensland Music Awards Ceremony at Fortitude Music Hall

The winners will be crowned Tuesday, March 29 in a ceremony at The Fortitude Music Hall. 

Expect a night of plenty of showmanship and, of course, exceptional music. Tickets can be purchased for the event here.

Want to Win A Night at The Calile and Ceremony Tickets?

Voting for the People’s Choice Awards has also opened. Make your voice heard and vote for your favourite artists here.

As an added bonus, all voters will go in the draw to win an overnight stay at The Calile Hotel in New Farm as well as two tickets to the ceremony itself.

Image Credit: @thefortitudemusichall

The Nominees

Finalists supplied by QMusic.

Category: BLUES | ROOTS

Blues Arcadia – Follow the Leader

Freight Train Foxes – Cardboard Satellites

Mardi Wilson – Salty

Sue Ray – Take Me Away

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Andrea Kirwin – Love’s Fool

Jamie-Lee Dimes – Sierra

Image Credit: @freighttrainfoxes

Category: CHILDREN’S MUSIC

Angela Small – Dino Boogie

Fabulous Lemon Drops – Dinosaur Boogie

The Mini Moshers – New Shoes

The Wobble Bus – It Hurts

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Grumpelstiltskin – Happy Singing Kids

The Pack Up Song – Flutter The Fairy

Category: CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL

Australian Vocal Ensemble (AVÉ) – Suburban

Corrina Bonshek – Dreams Of The Earth

Danny Widdicombe – Spiro

Thomas Green – Five Quick-Tempered Dances (Movement 3)

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Martin Kay – Tardigrades In Space

Tristan Barton – Momentum

Category: COUNTRY

Brad Butcher – Cutting People’s Grass

Camille Trail – I Know I’m Hard To Love

Casey Barnes – God Took His Time On You

Hayley Marsten – Drowning Myself

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Melody Moko – Mama

Ruby Gilbert – Die Young

Category: ELECTRONIC

Golden Vessel – getforward

The Jungle Giants – Treat You Right

Nat Dunn, Hayden James, Gorgon City – Foolproof

Sampology – Running Around

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Austen – How To Be Alone

Collar – Tripping Over Myself

Image Credit: @thejunglegiants

Category: FOLK

Andrea Kirwin – Beautiful Morning

Asha Jefferies – Crybaby

Hollow Coves – Blessings

Tim Hart – Steady As She Goes

HIGHLY COMMENDED

LT – How Would It Feel

Ziggy Alberts – searching for freedom

Category: HEAVY

DZ Deathrays – All Or Nothing

Mass Sky Raid – Arrows

The Stranger – Eleventh Hour

Zheani – Fuck The Hollywood Cult

HIGHLY COMMENDED

A Somerset Parade – ALPHA

Wildheart – Backburner

Category: HIP HOP

Creed Tha Kid – Body

DAY1 – Limit

iiiConic – Okay

Nebzy – Catalyst

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Sachém – Motherland

SAFETY CLUB – JUICE

Image Credit: @creedthakid

Category: INDIGENOUS

Beddy Rays – Wait A While

ELEEA – Red Wine

Jem Cassar-Daley – Letting Go

Sachém – Motherland

HIGHLY COMMENDED

AYA J – Shine

GLVES – Legacy

Category: JAZZ

IMPULSE Orchestra – Sonorous Figurine

Luke Cuerel Quintet – MARPG

Milton Man Gogh – See You Round The Traps (For John Condon)

Valtozash – Pedalling E

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Kellee Green and Andrew Butt – Home

Pending? – Fun

Category: POP

Asha Jefferies – Crybaby

Eves Karydas – Lemonade

The Jungle Giants – Love Signs

Sycco – My Ways

HIGHLY COMMENDED

The Goon Sax – In The Stone

Hanni – Talking To Myself In The Mirror

Hope D – Happy Hangover

Image Credit: @eveskarydas

Category: ROCK

Ball Park Music – Sunscreen

Hallie – Babysitter

Hope D – Addict

WAAX – MOST HATED GIRL

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Beddy Rays – Week On Repeat

Eliza & The Delusionals – Save Me

Nice Biscuit – Candle

Category: SOUL | FUNK | RNB

FELIVAND – Where Were You

iyah may – XO Girl

Miiesha – Made For Silence

Yb. – Coffee Shop

HIGHLY COMMENDED

DOOLIE – Woke Up Feeling Dramatic

Namaste & Lemaire – Rocket Ship

Category: WORLD

Andrea Kirwin – Firenze

Day Of Embers – Oceans Apart

Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra – Welcome To The Neighbourhood: Taiwan (就當家裡)

Menaka Thomas – On the Horizon

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Greshka – To Prune A Triffid

Tully – Plant More Trees

Category: YOUTH (AGES 10 – 17)

Abi Muir – Still The Same

Amy Elise – Only 16

Bella Mackenzie – Ain’t For You

Paulina – Parasite

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Jake Murdoch AKA Jakeycakes – Just Like A Rocket

Category: REGIONAL / REMOTE

Miiesha – Damaged

Nat Dunn, Hayden James, Gorgon City – Foolproof

Sahara Beck – Crave Me

Tia Gostelow – Valley Nights feat. Sahara Beck and Hope D

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Fragile Animals – Lonely In The Sun

Freight Train Foxes – Cardboard Satellites

Category: VIDEO

Deena Lynch – WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING? | Jaguar Jonze

Jennifer Embelton – Where Were You | Felivand

Macario De Souza, Allan Hardy, Dayna Yates, Cam Pianta, Tyson Lloyd, Kelly Holden – Every

Single Time | Example (Ft. What So Not & Lucy Lucy)

Natalie Sim – Astronaut | Jaguar Jonze

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Allisa Tsukimori, Oliver Marshall, Daniel Vilimaa – Hell of It All | Tessa Fleur

Julian D’Arcy – MOST HATED GIRL | WAAX

2022 BILLY THORPE SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS

Alex Edwards

CLOE TERARE

DENNIS.

Jem Cassar-Daley

2022 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD NOMINEES

METRO VENUE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

The Fortitude Music Hall

HOTA Home of the Arts

The Junk Bar

Miami Marketta

Mo’s Desert Clubhouse

Lefty’s Music Hall

The Princess Theatre

Studio 188

The Tivoli

Tomcat Bar

The Triffid

The Zoo

Image Credit: @thetriffid

REGIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

NightQuarter

Solbar

Eleven Dive Bar

Tanks Arts Centre

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival

Airlie Beach Festival of Music

The Birdsville Big Red Bash

Buskers by the Lake

Earth Frequency Festival

Hidden Lanes Festival

Jungle Love Festival

NOOSA alive!

Waghorn to West

Yonder

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