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The Grates, Sheppard, DZ Deathrays, Airling and more announced as Queensland Music Awards finalists!

The Queensland Music Awards are coming around again for another year, with QMusic announcing the list of finalists selected for the 2015 awards. Over 40 judges from Australia and abroad have been listening to a whole range of music from Queensland artists and as the final list dictates, the diversity within the music community in this part of the country is well represented.

The winners of the Queensland Music Awards, as well as the winner of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship will be announced at the Brisbane Powerhouse on March 30th. The finalists announced for the Billy Thorpe Scholarship this year include Babaganouj, Ayla Scanlan, Moses Gunn Collective and Sahara Beck.

Music fans around the country will have the chance to vote for their favourites in the BOQ People's Choice Award, the voting of which opens on February 23rd. You can get involved by heading to the Queensland Music Awards website at www.qmusic.com.au/qldmusicawards/2015.

The event is to be hosted by triple j's Sarah Howells and Fred Leone aka Rival MC (Impossible Odds Records). Live performances will be courtesy of Airling, Katie Noonan, Blank Realm, Halfway, MKO, Sahara Beck, We All Want To and Tjupurru and the Bulldawadda. Check out the full list of nominees below!

2015 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS - FINALISTS

POP CATEGORY

Sheppard - "Geronimo"
Airling - "Wasted Pilots"
Mosman Alder - "Try Your Luck"
Eves the Behaviour - "Zen"

ROCK CATEGORY

The Grates - "Holiday Home"
The John Steel Singers - "Common Thread"
DZ Deathrays - "Reflective Skull"
Halfway - "Dropout"

ELECTRONIC CATEGORY

DUBARRAY - "Visions Collide"
Lawrence English - "The Liquid Casket"
The Kite String Tangle - "Arcadia"
Michelle Xen - "Short Term Plan"

BLUES/ROOTS CATEGORY

Emma Bosworth - "Penny"
Leanne Tennant - "Bearing the Crown"
Pat Tierney - "The World Don't Owe You Nothin'"
The Bella Reunion - "Tell Me Why"

HEAVY CATEGORY

Guards of May - "Numbers"
Tria Mera - "The Sacrifice"
A Breach of Silence - "This Is The End"
Drawcard - "Give It Up"

JAZZ CATEGORY

Tjupurru - "Korona"
Lizzie O'Keefe - "Leaden Heart"
Rafael Karlen - "The Promise of Postcards"
Kylie Southwell - "Closing Time"

SCHOOLS CATEGORY

Fionn Richards - "Sapphire Eyes"
Year 10 Brisbane Girls Grammar School - "Mr Blue Moon"
SASKIA - "Days of Doom"
Dean Brady - "Crush on Candy"

INDIGENOUS CATEGORY

The Medics - "Wake Up"
Robbie Miller - "Sunday"
King Social - "They Call It"
Autumn & Fall - "I Miss You Every Time I See You"