Nominees for The Age Music Victoria Awards have been announced, and span an array of genres like hip-hop, jazz and heavy music. Running for its third year, the nominees will each receive a rehearsal package at Bakehouse Studios.

Patrick Donovan, CEO of Music Victoria, announced the nominees this morning, explaining that “Victoria is one of the few scenes in the world that can warrant its own genre awards,” due to its “strength of diversity.”

The winners, voted by the public, will be awarded on November 1 at a grand awards night at 170 Russell. The evening will feautre performances from Marlon Williams, Courtney Barnett and Harts, as well as several other special guests.

You can cast your votes for the awards here and purchase tickets for the awards ceremony here.

The awards evening will be co-presented by PBS 106.7 FM and Triple R 102.7 FM.

The genre nominees for The Age Music Victoria Awards can be found below:

Best Blues Album
Blue Heat – One Day Too Long
Blues Mountain – Separation Street
Fiona Boyes – Box & Dice
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men – Movin’ On
Lloyd Spiegel – Double Live Set

Best Country Album
Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies – Self Titled
Ben Mastwyk – Mornin’, Evenin’
Mustered Courage – White Lies & Melodies
Raised By Eagles – Diamonds In The Bloodstream
Marlon Williams – Self Titled

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel Album
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Dawn
Mojo Juju – Seeing Red / Feeling Blue
The Paul Kelly – Merri Soul Sessions
Seven Ups – Self-Titled
Women of Soul – Self-Titled

Best Jazz Album
Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound
Jack Earle Big Band – Self Titled
Barney McAll – Mooroolbark
Refraction – As We Were
Paul Van Ross – Mi Alma Cuban: My Cuban Soul

Best Hip Hop Album
Ciecmate – Limbo
Maundz – Nobody’s Business
Tornts – No Compromise
Spit & Mac – The Hourglass
Lgeez – Cloud Nine

Best Electronic Act
Andras & Oscar
Roland Tings
Total Giovanni

Best Heavy Album
Cuntz – Force the Zone
Fuck the Fitzroy Doom Scene – Facing the Ruin
High Tension – Bully
King Parrot – Dead Set
Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel

Best Indigenous Act
Emma Donovan
Dan Sultan
Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album
Ras Jahknow – Jah Sta Li Dub
Larry Maluma – Ulemu
Ruth Roshan & Tango Noir – Stories of Love & Regret
Quarter Street – Self titled
T Rhythm – Reminicin

Best Folk Roots Album
Kate Bourke & Ruth Hazelton – Declaration
Suzannah Espie – Mother’s Not Feeling Herself Today
Oh Pep! – Living
The Mae Trio – September
Tolka – One House

Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act
Ede Eves
Eugene Eughetti
Joe Talia
Robin Fox