The Age Music Victoria Awards, currently in its 11th year, is one of the largest publicly voted music awards in the country. The winners on the night from the public vote were:

Best album: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity

Best song: The Drones, Taman Shud

Best band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best male artist: C.W. Stoneking

Best female: Alex Lahey

Best emerging act: Camp Cope

Best regional act: The Drones

Best live band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Best regional venue: The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Best venue (over 500 capacity): Corner Hotel

Best venue (under 500 capacity): The Tote

Best festival: Meredith Music Festival


Industry nominated awards were also given out to the following:

Best Heavy Album: Be’Lakor, Vessels

Best Folk or Roots Album: Oh Pep!, Stadium Cake

Best Experimental or Avant Garde Act: Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)

Best Country Album: Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife, Thieves

Best Hip Hop Album: Plutonic Lab, Deep Above The Noise

Best Electronic Act: Harvey Sutherland

Best Jazz Album: Peter Knight, Way Out West

Best Aboriginal Act: Benny Walker

Best Global or Reggae Album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Sierra Kilo Alpha

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B, or Gospel Album: Kylie Auldist, Family Tree

Best Blues Album: Nick Charles, The River Flows

Legendary radio station Triple R was also inducted to the The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame in their 40th year.

Photos by Greg Holland.