Gold Coast Music Awards 2022 Finalists

Top-Bottom, L-R: Buttered, Eliza And The Delusionals, Casey Barnes, Sofia Isella
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The Gold Coast Music Awards returns for its eighth year in 2022.

Celebrating resilience in challenging times, the Gold Coast Music Awards will see the city’s rising stars celebrated across 12 categories in a glittering daytime ceremony and live concert event.

This year’s finalists include Wildheart, who have received the highest number of nods in five categories. Casey Barnes and Eliza And The Delusionals have each been named as finalists across four categories. Other notable nominees include Sofia Isella, Chutney, and Lily Papas. Lily is playing as part of the Awards after-party.

“We were overwhelmed by the number of Award nominations we received this year, a total of 686,” Gold Coast Music Awards Co-Founder Chloe Papa says. “That number of nominations equates to several days worth of non-stop listening for the judging panel. It’s incredible to think that that is just a small portion of the music being produced on the Gold Coast each year.”

“We’re always excited to see new nominees added to the mix each year and 2022 did not disappoint. There is a very strong contingent of emerging artists and new talent making waves on the Gold Coast right now. The finalists reflect a good balance of rising stars as well as musicians who are already recognisable on the national and international stage such as Casey Barnes, Tijuana Cartel, Hussy Hicks, Eliza and the Delusionals and Hollow Coves.”

“Recognition of those working behind the scenes has been a real focus for the Awards this year with the introduction of two new categories for Studio Producer and Visual Creative. The ten finalists named across these categories hold an impressive list of achievements between them and we’re looking forward to shining a light on the work they are doing in the industry.”

Gold Coast Music Awards 2022 Finalists

Artist Of The Year

Casey Barnes
Eliza and the Delusionals
Hussy Hicks
Lily Papas

Breakout Artist Of The Year

Girl and Girl
Lily Grace
Sofia Isella

Live Act Of The Year

Casey Barnes
Eliza and the Delusionals
Girl and Girl
Heavy Wax
Hussy Hicks
Peach Fur
Sofia Isella
Tijuana Cartel

Musician Of The Year

Brendan Huxley
Harry J Hart
Josh Beattie
Lindsay Waddington
Sofia Isella

Release Of The Year

Casey Barnes – Light It Up
Cold Ghost – Dominoes
EUCA – Transitional Period
Girl and Girl – A Typical Friday Night (Shame, Sex & Misery)
Lily Papas – Encore
These Idle Hands – Meraki
Wildheart – Global Crisis

Studio Producer Of The Year

Blake Malone
Brad Hosking
Guy Cooper
Jared Adlam
Matt Bartlem

Song Of The Year

Buttered – Love
Casey Barnes – God Took His Time On You
Chutney – Talk
DENNIS. – False Truths
EUCA – Only Fools
Eliza and the Delusionals – Save Me
Georgia Horeau - 17
Hollow Coves - Purple
Lemaire – Ford Laser
Lily Papas - Heaven
Vulture – Conversations
Wildheart - Show Me What It's Like To Be Worthless

Venue Of The Year

Dust Temple
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse
Vinnies Dive

Video Of The Year

Atticus Chimps – Liquid Percussion
Baltimore Gun Club – Deniro
Chutney – Life I Like
DENNIS. – Stuck In My Ways
Eliza and the Delusionals – Give You Everything
Geniie Boy – Elevator to the Sky
Gimmy Flowens – Don’t Be Afraid
Hussy Hicks – Same Boat
Lemaire – Ford Laser
Syrup - Kaleidoscope
The Riot - Pissed
Wildheart – Backburner

Visual Creative Of The Year

Bianca Hinton
Hussy Hicks
Jared Hinz
Shane Budini
Simone Gorman-Clark

Gold Coast Music Prize

Georgia Hoareau
Girl and Girl
Harry J Hart
Mad WXrld NXT

People’s Choice Award

Open to all finalists – detail on how to vote, coming soon.

The Gold Coast Music Awards takes place at Home Of The Arts on 3 September.

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