2022 GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS Finalists Announced


Musical taste makers Buttered and Chutney join a long list of outstanding finalists for the 2022 Gold Coast Music Awards! Announced to the media this morning, 85 finalists across 11 award categories have been named, with People’s Choice voting yet to open. 

Back for its eighth year in 2022, The awards are seen as a celebration of resilience in challenging times and will see the City’s rising stars celebrated across twelve categories during a glittering daytime ceremony and live concert.


Finalists for the 2022 Gold Coast Music Awards

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Southern Cross University
Buttered . Casey Barnes . Eliza and the Delusionals
Hussy Hicks . Lily Papas . Wildheart

BREAKOUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Buttered . Chutney . DENNIS.
Gaudion . Girl and Girl . Hinterland
Latour . Lily Grace . SOFIA ISELLA

LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Gold Coast Music
Buttered . Casey Barnes . Eliza and the Delusionals
Girl and Girl . Heavy Wax . Hussy Hicks . Peach Fur
SOFIA ISELLA . Tijuana Cartel . Wildheart

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
sponsored by TAFE Queensland
Brendan Huxley . EUCA . Harry J Hart . Josh Beattie
Lindsay Waddington . Ronnie . SOFIA ISELLA . William Hoareau

RELEASE OF THE YEAR
sponsored by City of Gold Coast
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’

SONG OF THE YEAR
sponsored by SOPO
Buttered Love
Casey BarnesGod Took His Time On You
ChutneyTalk
DENNIS.False Truths
EUCAOnly Fools
Eliza and the Delusionals Save Me
Georgia Horeau17
Hollow CovesPurple
Lemaire Ford Laser
Lily Papas Heaven
The Vultures Conversations
WildheartShow Me What It’s Like To Be Worthless

STUDIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Blake Malone . Brad Hosking . Guy Cooper
Jared Adlam . Matt Bartlem

VENUE OF THE YEAR
sponsored by Oztix
Dust Temple . elsewhere
Mo’s Desert Clubhouse . Vinnies Dive

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
sponsored by QT Gold Coast
Atticus ChimpsLiquid Percussion
Baltimore Gun ClubDeniro
ChutneyLife I Like
DENNIS. Stuck In My Ways
Eliza and the DelusionalsGive You Everything
Geniie BoyElevator to the Sky
Gimmy FlowensDon’t Be Afraid
Hussy HicksSame Boat
Lemaire Ford Laser
SyrupKaleidoscope
The Riot Pissed
WildheartBackburner

VISUAL CREATIVE OF THE YEAR
Bianca Hinton . Hussy Hicks . Jared Hinz
Shane Budini . Simone Gorman-Clark

GOLD COAST MUSIC PRIZE
sponsored by Friends of the Arts
EUCA . Georgia Hoareau . Girl and Girl
Harry J Hart . Lemaire . MAD WXRLD . NXT

The Awards will be held on Saturday September 3rd at HOTA, with the red carpet festivities kicking off at 12pm.


LISTEN TO THE 2022 FINALISTS ON SPOTIFY


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