National Indigenous Music Awards Announce Return Event For 2022 – Music Reads
Thelma Plum and King Stingray are already on the program
The past two years have seen the National Indigenous Music Awards face countless pandemic-related disruptions, which have forced the event to adapt to online and radio ceremonies in 2020 and 2021.
This year it will be different, as the event once again returns to its home in the land of Larrakia at the Darwin Amphitheater on Saturday August 6th.
“We are thrilled to have the NIMAs back in real life,” awards creative director Ben Graetz said in a statement this morning.
“The awards have always been a great place to connect with the crowd and for artists to come together to celebrate their art and culture.”
While Graetz acknowledges the challenges of the past two years, he’s also aware that the ceremony’s forced changes have had benefits.
“The past two years of virtual events have been challenging, but it’s also allowed us to reach people from everywhere, across Australia and beyond,” he said.
“But returning home and being together to celebrate music will be a real homecoming for our industry.”
So far, there are only two acts on the bill, but those two acts happen to be two of the best artists in the country right now.
Thelma Prunethe album of 2019 better in black was one of the best debut albums in recent memory. These songs – and her incredible voice – only sound better when you hear them live.
She will be spectacular as usual when she arrives at NIMAs in August and we can’t wait.
King StingrayThe continued dominance of the Australian live scene will continue as they play the event, no doubt bringing plenty of energy to the celebrations. There are few bands better than them right now.
The ceremony takes place in association with the Darwin Festival, which today announced the first artists in its line-up. Check it here.
Applications are still open for First Nations liberated within the past 12 months. Vote for your favorites here.
The National Indigenous Music Awards take place at the Darwin Amphitheater on Saturday August 6th. Tickets are on sale now.