After 11 years in Sydney, and with all 9 shortlisted artists based in Melbourne, the 12th AMP winner announcement will take place in Melbourne 9 March.
The free, public event, at the Toff in Town, will showcase performances by local acts Rat & Co, Ali Barter and a surprise, third guest performance.
Hosted by Deborah Conway and the CEO of PPCA, Dan Rosen, everyone is welcome to attend (until venue capacity is reached). “As a musician of 35 years with more than a dozen albums released, a past judge of the AMP and a Melburnian, I am delighted to be co-hosting this year’s very special event celebrating so many Melbourne musicians and so much great music,” Deborah Conway says.
The 12th AMP Shortlist (in alphabetical order) is:
• A.B. Original - ‘Reclaim Australia’
• The Avalanches - ‘Wildflower’
• Big Scary - ‘Animal’
• Camp Cope - ‘Camp Cope’
• D.D Dumbo - ‘Utopia Defeated’
• King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - ‘Nonagon Infinity’
• Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - ‘Skeleton Tree’
• Olympia - ‘Self Talk’
• The Peep Tempel - ‘Joy’