Line-ups revealed for NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS in October

by the partae

Just two weeks away, the National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) are thrilled to reveal the first names set to grace stages around Australia on 11th October 2023.

The NLMAs are held simultaneously in every State and Territory, with eight FREE events and more than 60 awards handed out on the night across the country.

The nominees were revealed at BIGSOUND earlier this month, with King Stingray and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard receiving six nominations apiece. You can find the full list here:

Many of those nominees will be performing at events around the country. At UC Hub, in Canberra, the nominees for Best Live Act in the ACT, ARCHIE will be joined by the nominee for Best Live VoiceTasha Nauenburg, who will perform with her band Bad Lunar.

Nominees for Best Blues & Roots actSweet Talk, will be hitting the stage at the Melbourne event, joined by nominees for Best Country Act, Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits. The night will be hosted by Mia and Sam from SYN’s The Hoist at Music Market.

At The Great Club in Sydney, Best Folk Act nominee Melody Pool will perform, as will Best Guitarist nominee Chloe Dadd, who will perform her solo project of the same name. Chloe is also known for her work with May-a and Peach PRCSusan Heymann will be presented with her Live Legend award at this event. A special surprise guest will also perform!

In Perth, fresh off being announced as the national support for Matchbox Twenty and the Goo Goo DollsSiobhan Cotchin will be bringing her full band to The Bird for a very special intimate set. Siobhan has two nominations this year, for Best Country Act and Best Live Voice in WA. She will be joined by nominee for Best Live Voice in WA, ANESU, a transgender rapper born in Zimbabwe & raised in Perth, drawing influences from both countries.

In Hobart, at The Simple Complex, attendees will enjoy performances from Tasmanian Best Live Act nominee Threats and two nominees for Best Live VoiceGrace Chia and Tasha Zappala. The night will be hosted by Corey Stephen from Edge Radio.

In Darwin, comedian Amy Hetherington will be the very special host for the evening, with live performances from multiple nominee Caiti Baker, and local punk/rock outfit Temperamental.

In Adelaide, Best Live Voice in SA nominee Carla Lippis will be performing with her band Carla Lippis & Mondo PsychoBest Live Act Nominees The Empty Threats will also be performing, alongside fellow nominees Rocky’s Pride and Joy. Isaac Selby from Three D Radio will be the MC for the evening.

And finally, in Brisbane, Best Live Voice in QLD nominee Jesswar will close the evening at Stranded Bar, with Gold Coast Music Award winners Buttered opening things up.

This is but a taste of what’s to come, with the full lineup of presenters and special guests to be revealed closer to the date. Stay tuned to for more information, and head to to get tickets to any remaining events – at the time of this release going out, NSW and VIC are sold out of GA RSVPs – but limited tickets will be given away through 2SER and SYN respectively.

UC Hub, Canberra/Ngunnawal

Featuring Live Performances From:
Bad Lunar

Music Market, Melbourne/Naarm 

Hosted by Mia and Sam from The Hoist, SYN

Featuring Live Performances From:
Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits
Sweet Talk

Stranded, Brisbane/Meanjin

Featuring Live Performances From:

The Great Club, Sydney/Eora

Hosted by Danny Chifley of 2SER

Featuring Live Performances From:
Melody Pool
Chloe Dadd
…and a very special surprise guest!

Plus the Live Legend presentation to Susan Heymann and plenty of surprises!

Darwin Railway Club, Darwin/Garramilla

Hosted by Amy Hetherington

Featuring Live Performances From:
Caiti Baker

The Simple Complex, Hobart/Nipaluna

Hosted by Corey Stephen from Edge Radio

Featuring Live Performances From:
Tasha Zappala
Grace Chia

Jive, Adelaide/Tarntanya

Hosted by Isaac Selby from Three D Radio

Featuring Live Performances From:
The Empty Threats
Rocky’s Pride and Joy
Carla Lippis & Mondo Psycho

The Bird, Perth/Boorloo

Hosted by Pam Boland from RTR FM

Featuring Live Performances From:
Siobhan Cotchin

For more details about all events, head to

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