The finalists have been announced for the 2016 Queensland Music Awards which will take place in March at the Powerhouse.

The 2016 Queensland Music Awards is shaping up to be one of the most memorable nights of this year’s music calendar, with QMusic today announcing a stellar list of finalists and live performers.

Over fifty judges from across the country have selected an impressive list of finalists across the various categories, including Eves The Behavior, Velociraptor, Violent Soho, Avaberee, Caligula’s Horse, Sahara Beck and many more (full list below).

This year’s QMAs will be hosted by triple j’s Gen Fricker and showcase performances from indie-psychedelic supergroup The Belligerents, rising Sunshine Coast songwriter Ayla, the fast-paced rhymes of 7-piece live hip hop act Astro Travellers, the soulful beats of Standby Empire plus more to be announced.

Another highlight of the night will be the bestowment of Arts
Queensland’s $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship to an emerging Queensland based contemporary musician or band. The scholarship is an initiative of the Queensland Government to support new local talent. The four finalists in the running for this prestigious award are Babaganouj, FOREVR, Leanne Tennant and Luke Peacock.

Winners across the 24 QMA categories will be announced at the 2016 event, which for the second year running returns to the magnificent Brisbane Powerhouse on March 21.

Limited tickets for the Queensland Music Awards event go on sale through the Brisbane Powerhouse box office on February 8.

March 21 | Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm
Featuring performances by:
The Belligerents | Ayla | Astro Travellers | Amy Shark
Standby Empire + more to be announced.

Tickets from $38.50 + bf

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