Tickets for the 2022 Queensland Music Awards are on sale now!
Ahead of its opulent ceremony in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on Tuesday 29 March, the Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) have announced the 2022 award finalists, as well as the venues and festivals up for public voting in the People’s Choice Awards.
The finalist pool is 70-strong across 26 categories and includes nominees Tia Gostelow, Miiesha, Jaguar Jonze, Sahara Beck and Casey Barnes.
Jem Cassar-Daley enters the Indigenous Award with her debut single, “Letting Go”; she's joined by fellow category finalists Beddy Rays from Redland Bay, storytelling singer-songwriter Eleea and Minjerribah rapper Sachém. Andrea Kirwin, Asha Jefferies, Hollow Coves and Tim Hart are all in the mix to take out the Folk prize; Golden Vessel, Sampology and The Jungle Giants face off against Nat Dunn, Hayden James and Gorgon City in the Electronic category; and Mass Sky Raid, The Stranger and DZ Deathrays battle it out for the Heavy Award against newcomer Zheani.
The hotly contested Rock Award is filled out by four undeniable hitmakers of the past year: Ball Park Music, Hope D, WAAX and Hallie. Asha Jefferies and The Jungle Giants get a second peek at a trophy in Pop, alongside Sycco and Eves Karydas.
Other awards given on the night include Contemporary Classical, Blues / Roots, Hip Hop, Jazz and Country. Discover all the finalists here.
Voting is now open for the People's Choice Awards, with QMusic, Oztix and scenestr. inviting the public to have their say on their favourite venues and festivals here.
The $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship recipient will be announced during the QMAs, which are this year taking place on Billy Thorpe's birthday. The prize is awarded to an emerging artist and includes career planning guidance from Chugg Entertainment.