In a coup for organisers of this year’s Gold Coast Music Awards (which is us, by the way). Amy Shark has been announced as headliner.
The news comes on the back of her bangin’ track Adore currently sitting at #3 in the ARIA Charts and selling out her first national headline tour. Not to mention that whole coming in at #2 in triple j’s Hottest 100 thing.
Amy was a finalist in three categories at last year’s Gold Coast Music Awards, and she’s joined by three other finalists for the LIVE music program.
Hanlon Brothers were a finalist for Artist of the Year in 2016 and took out Emerging Artist of the year in 2015. Aquila Young was a finalist in 2016 too. Both artists will join Amy on the festival-sized stage under the Surfers Paradise sign when the Awards hit the beach on Thursday 27 April. Pulchritudinous indie-rockers Yes Sir Noceur are also on the bill.
“I’m so excited to play for the Gold Coast Music Awards,” said the Burleigh-born pop star, Amy Shark.
“I think it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t believe how much it’s blown up, it’s just ridiculous. It’s gone from the back of Burleigh to the beach at Surfers Paradise. It’s just what we needed.”
Awards founder, Chloe Popa said she was excited about the incredible lineup of local talent, especially the fact that the LIVE programming is free and all-ages.
“We have a massive festival-sized stage, with state of the art equipment – right here in the heart of the city thanks to our new partnership with Surfers Paradise Alliance and the ongoing support of City of Gold Coast,” she said.
The 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards live music concert is expected to attract more than 3000 people to the iconic Surfers Paradise beachfront and the ticketed Awards ceremony, where Breakout Artist of the Year, Venue and Live Music Event, Song, Video, Album and Artist of the Year will be named, takes place in a VIP marquee adjacent to the stage.
The Awards, presented by Surfers Paradise Alliance, and made possible with the ongoing support of City of Gold Coast, take place Thursday 27 April on the beach at Surfers Paradise. Red carpet arrivals commence at 5.30pm.
The free public concert commences at 6.00pm and features Amy Shark, Hanlon Brothers, Aquila Young and Yes Sir Noceur. Surfers Paradise LIVE have also included Hanlon Brothers, Aquila Young and Yes Sir Noceur in their programming, for the free three-day event which runs Friday 28 April – Sunday 30 April.
A live feed will screen the awards presentations to the public as well as the live performances to ticket-holders inside the marquee. Tickets to the Awards presentation ceremony are on sale later this week via Oztix.
Nominations for the third annual Gold Coast Music Awards are now open at gcmusicawards.com and close on 10 March, 2017.