A celebration of Australia's best independent music, the 2020 AIR Awards were staged tonight (1 October) at The Lions Art Factory in Adelaide – Australia's UNESCO City of Music.
Both Tones And I and Stella Donnelly each scored two awards, with the 'Dance Monkey' musician collecting Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year gongs.
WA's Donnelly's 2019 debut album 'Beware Of The Dogs' was awarded Album Of The Year and Pop Album Of The Year.
Other genre winners included Julia Jacklin (Blues And Roots), Northlane (Heavy), Angie McMahon (Rock), DZ Deathrays (Punk) and Sampa The Great (Hip Hop) and Caiti Baker (Soul, R&B).
While Regurgitator's Pogogo Show scored the Children's Album award for 'The Really Really Really Boring Album'.
The evening featured a number of excellent live performances including Album Of The Year winner Stella Donnelly as well as The Teskey Brothers, Angie McMahon and The Soul Movers.
TV-radio personality Dylan Lewis returned as AIR's Master of Ceremonies and was joined by Nine Network's Jessica Braithwaite.
"We congratulate all the nominees and award recipients, and are grateful for the ongoing support we have received from the South Australian Government and our supporting partners," AIR CEO, Maria Amato says.
"We look forward to celebrating the success of the Australian independent music sector in Adelaide again next year."