NOMINEES

Nominations for the 11TH AIR Awards are in.

Acknowledging Australia?s best independent recording artists, the 2017 AIR Awards ceremony will offer an added height of excitement as it settles into its new home at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th of July 2017.

The AIR Awards have evolved from a small gathering of people at the inaugural Awards in 2006 to become a key event in the Australian music industry calendar. The event showcases p and pays tribute to hundreds of Independent artists and labels, delivering performances from some of Australia's finest acts. Over 100 individual Awards have been presented to date and for many winners it has been the first industry recognition they have received, serving to help springboard them to national and international attention, recognition and success.

With genres crossing jazz, classical, blues and roots, country, hip hop, hard rock/punk and dance/electronica, The 2017 AIR Awards nominees are…

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

D. D. DUMBO

FLUME

A.B. ORIGINAL

ALEX LAHEY

ALI BARTER

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP

NGAIIRE - BLASTOMA

A.B. ORIGINAL - RECLAIM AUSTRALIA

ALEX LAHEY - B GRADE UNIVERSIT Y

D. D. DUMBO - UTOPIA DEFEATED

BIG SCARY - ANIMAL

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE

FLUME - NEVER BE LIKE YOU {FEAT. KAI)

D. D. DUMBO - SATAN

A.B. ORIGINAL - JANUARY 26 FEAT. DAN SULTAN

BIG SCARY - THE OPPOSITE OF US

ALEX LAHEY - YOU DON'T THINK YOU LIKE PEOPLE LIKE ME

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR - PRESENTED BY PPCA

JULIA JACKLIN

D.D. DUMBO

A.B. ORIGINAL

CAMP COPE

ALEX LAHEY

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

REMI - DIVAS AND DEMONS

A.B. ORIGINAL - RECLAIM AUSTRALIA

L-FRESH THE LION - BECOME

HAU - THE NO END THEORY

MILWAUKEE BANKS - DEEP INTO THE NIGHT

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

WILLIAM CRIGHTON - WILLIAM CRIGHTON

HENRY WAGONS - AFTER WHAT I DID LAST NIGHT

BIG SMOKE - TIME IS GOLDEN

BILL CHAMBERS - COLD TRAIL

HALFWAY - THE GOLDEN HALFWAY RECORD

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

ARCHIE ROACH - LET LOVE RULE

THE WAIFS - BEAUTIFUL YOU

RUSSELL MORRIS - RED DIRT RED HEART

JULIA JACKLIN - DON'T LET THE KIDS WIN

THE WILSON PICKERS - YOU CAN'T CATCH FISH FROM A TRAIN

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

DEAD LETTER CIRCUS - AESTHESIS

VIOLENT SOHO - WACO

LUCA BRASI - IF THIS IS ALL WE'RE GOING TO BE

HELLIONS - OPERA OBLIVIA

TWELVE FOOT NINJA - OUTLIER

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

FLUME - SKIN

JAGWAR MA - EVERY NOW & THEN

ELIZABETH ROSE - INTRA

FRIENDSHIPS - NULLABOR 1988-1989

RAINBOW CHAN - SPACINGS

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

FLUME - NEVER BE LIKE YOU {FEAT. KAI)

NICK MURPHY - STOP ME (STOP YOU)

STARLEY - CALL ON ME

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

VINCE JONES & PAUL GRABOWSKY - PROVENANCE

KELLER MURPHY BROWNE - TRAVELLERS

JAMES MORRISON & DON BURROWS - IN GOOD COMPANY

BEN WINKELMAN TRIO - THE KNIFE

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG ORCHESTRA - BRANDENBURG CELEBRATES

SLAVA GRIGORYAN - BACH: CELLO SUITES VOL 1

AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/RICHARD TOGNETTI - MOZART'S LAST SYMPHONIES

GENEVIEVE LACEY & JAMES CRABB - HEARD THIS AND THOUGHT OF YOU

 

With the full list of artist nominations now announced, stay tuned for the AIR Award nominations for Best Independent Label to be revealed soon...

MAP

 

GETTING AROUND

Getting around Adelaide is easy with buses, trams, trains, pedicabs, free bikes and Uber. If you’re in town for a holiday, convention or business, a good option is the Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass. The pass includes unlimited travel for three consecutive days as well as a visitor pack with maps and travel guides. If you’re staying longer, no problems – the Visitor Pass can be recharged with normal Metrocard fares to help you get to where you want to go. For more information, visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Trams

The Glenelg tram extends from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Port Road, Hindmarsh, via the city centre, all the way through to Glenelg beach. Two zones offer free travel – the city centre zone (anywhere between the South Terrace stop and the Entertainment Centre stop) and the Jetty Road, Glenelg zone (from the Brighton Road stop to the Moseley Square stop).

Outside of this zone, you'll need to purchase a ticket. You can find all route and timetable information on the Adelaide Metro website.

Take the tram to Glenelg beach, including Jetty Road which is packed with cafes, restaurants and shops.

Free travel

You can travel around the Adelaide city centre for FREE on the tram between the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and South Terrace, or take the 99C bus which is the City clockwise loop and makes stops at Rundle Mall, the South Australian Museum and Adelaide Central Market.

The Adelaide Connector

The free City Connector Bus is a convenient link between the major facilities within North Adelaide and Adelaide city centre including universities, schools, community services and shopping precincts. The bus service operates seven days a week (except public holidays).

Grab some wheels

There are more than 500 bikes available for hire from Adelaide Free Bikes and you can pick one up from 20 20 city locations. To hire a bike, all you need to do is show some identification (driver’s licence, passport or student card) and fill out a form. Then a bike, a helmet and lock are yours for the day. 

Ecocaddy

Within the city streets, you'll find this eco-friendly pedicab, which is a great short-trip public transport option when it's a bit too far to walk. Find out more.

City taxi ranks

There are a number of supervised taxi ranks that provide a safe place to wait for a taxi after a night out. On Friday and Saturday nights between 11pm and 4.30am these ranks are staffed with a concierge and a security officer. They are located at:

  • North Terrace, entrance to the Adelaide Casino,
  • Corner of Hindley Street and Morphett Street,
  • Pulteney Street, near entrance to Rundle Mall,
  • King William Street near entrance to Rundle Mall,
  • Colley Terrace, Glenelg (near Moseley Square).

Uber

Get around the city easily in an Uber. You can also be taken to the airport in an Uber. 

AIR is proudly supported by:

MAJOR SPONSOR

The State Government through the South Australian Tourism Commission and Events South Australia and Arts South Australia through the Music Development Office is the major sponsor of the AIR Awards and AIR Industry Conference.

SUPPORTING PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

HOSPITALITY PARTNERS