5th Annual AU Awards Nominees Announced ft. Angie McMahon, Didirri and more

The AU Awards are back for the fifth consecutive year, celebrating the best Australian artists of 2018. All categories take into consideration both albums and live performance, and there’s no argument that everyone on this list has had a massive year. We’ll be announcing the winners this Friday! And the nominees are…

SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Angie McMahon
Courtney Barnett
Didirri
Jack River
Kwame

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Ball Park Music
Gang of Youths
The Presets
Phantastic Ferniture
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BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Angie McMahon
Didirri
Emerson Snowe
Hatchie
Odette

ABORIGINAL or TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy
Emily Wurramara
Gurrumul
Tasman Keith
Thelma Plum

ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Camp Cope
Gang of Youths
Jen Cloher
Tropical Fuck Storm
Polish Club

POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Confidence Man
Jack River
Kira Puru
Thelma Plum
Troye Sivan

HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy
Thundamentals
Kwame
Remi
Sampa The Great

R&B/SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Caiti Baker
Mojo Juju
No Mono
thando
Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Alison Wonderland
Alice Ivy
Haiku Hands
The Kite String Tangle
The Presets

FOLK or SINGER/SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Angie McMahon
Didirri
Paul Kelly
Riley Pearce
Ziggy Alberts

COUNTRY or BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Busby Marou
Fanny Lumsden
Julia Jacklin
Ruby Boots
The Teskey Brothers

HEAVY or PUNK ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Ecca Vandal
DZ Deathrays
High Tension
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets
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AUSTRALIAN LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (METRO)

BIGSOUND (Brisbane)
Good Things (East Coast Touring)
Laneway Festival (National Touring)
Melbourne Music Week (Melbourne)
WOMADelaide (Adelaide)

AUSTRALIAN LIVE MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR (REGIONAL)

Splendour in the Grass (Byron Bay, NSW)
Festival of the Sun (Port Macquarie, NSW)
Bello Winter Music Festival (Bellingen, NSW)
Groovin’ The Moo (Regional Touring)
a festival called PANAMA (North East Tasmania)

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