The 2016 WAMAwards nominees have been announced, with the list being led by grunge outfit Tired Lion with six nominations and jazz-rap collective Koi Child with five.
Other artists with the highest multiple nominations include Hideous Sun Demon, Verge Collection, Rag N’ Bone, Methyl Ethel and Lucy Peach.
Nominees were selected from judging panels formed from category specific specialists in the industry.
Voting among the 700+ music industry members has commenced in order to decide the winners of the craft and genre and industry awards.
Members of the public are able to vote in the six Public Voted Awards – including Most Popular Live Act, Most Popular Event and Most Popular Video.
Make sure you cast your votes here before 11.59pm Sunday October 23. Choose wisely.
While you're voting, make sure you check out what else is happening at 2016's WAMFest. There's a stack of free gigs lined up, featuring performances from your new favourite artists, such as Mathas, Tobacco Rat, Ah Trees, Catlips (DJ), Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Verge Collection, Spire and heaps more. Get pumped!
written by Joseph Wilson + Daniel Morey
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