From the 9th to 11th of March, Adelaide was treated to music from around our world at WOMADelaide.Chad Lofts was there to capture these moments to share with you day two of WOMADelaide.
To the organizers of WOMADelaide; I am eternally grateful for your water refills, and your outdoor showers. It was a joy watching everyone sprint for the water as they took off as much clothes as possible in attempts to cool down. Despite the scorching heat on Monday, it didn’t prevent the crowds of enthusiastic people pouring into The Botanic Gardens.
In this week's column: Universal and the Parker & Mr. French group team up, Ed Sheeran tops the album chart after nearly a year meandering in it, an opportunity to write music for next year's Sydney Festival, and news from three industry awards nights that occurred last week!
In the following gallery, Johnny takes us to the top end – Darwin, NT – to experience a night of modern Indigenous music at the National Indigenous Music Awards (the NIMAs), featuring The Medics - who won three awards on the night - East Journey (pictured above) - who won two - triple j Unearthed winner Thelma Plum - Hall of Fame inductees the Sunrize Band and many more.
The Medics, the emerging QLD four-piece, have taken out the top gongs at this year's National Indigenous Music Awards, held up in Darwin! As one of the country's freshest and most exciting young bands, The Medics won the prestigious Album of the Year award for their debut record, Footprints. They also took out Song of the Year for their track "Griffin", as well as New Talent of the Year.
This week in the State Of Affairs: the highest ticket selling promoters are revealed, the deadline to the road to discovery has been found, Tim Rogers signs to a new imprint label plus workshops ahoy!
Australian country music star Troy Cassar-Daley will be headlining at the National Indigenous Music Awards on August 11 along with a line up of emerging, established and legendary Indigenous musicians.