National Live Music Awards to bring free live performances around Australia this Wednesday

The National Live Music Awards (also known as the NLMAs) – an annual celebration of the Live Music industry in Australia – will be returning for the first time since October 2020 this Wednesday, 11th October.

Eight events will be happening simultaneously around the country – with one event in every State and Territory. More than 60 awards will be handed out, with 19 FREE live performances, including Caiti Baker (pictured) in Darwin, The Empty Threats in Adelaide, ARCHIE in Canberra, Melody Pool in Sydney, ANESU in Perth and so, so many more.

The iconic group Yothu Yindi will be inducted as Live Legends in Melbourne, while in Sydney, Susan Heymann will receive the industry Live Legend honour.

Entry for all events is at 6.30pm with live music starting at 7pm – and most events will be wrapped up before 9pm. So don’t be late! RSVP details are at the end of the article.

Here are the lineups and details for each event:


UC Hub, Canberra/Ngunnawal

Featuring Live Performances From:
Bad Lunar


Music Market, Melbourne/Naarm
Hosted by Mia and Sam from The Hoist, SYN

Featuring Live Performances From:
Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits
The Weeping Willows

Plus the Live Legend presentation to Yothu Yindi and plenty of surprises!


Stranded, Brisbane/Meanjin
Hosted by Liz Witt from Art Cart on 4ZZZ 

Featuring Live Performances From:

With special guest presenters Katie Noonan, sleepy benjamin, Branko from 4ZZZ and more… 


The Great Club, Sydney/Eora
Hosted by Danny Chifley of 2SER

Featuring Live Performances From:
Chloe Dadd
Melody Pool
…and a very special surprise guest!

Plus the Live Legend presentation to Susan Heymann and plenty more surprise guests!


Darwin Railway Club, Darwin/Garramilla
Hosted by Amy Hetherington

Featuring Live Performances From:
Caiti Baker

With special guest presenter Alice Cotton. 


The Simple Complex, Hobart/Nipaluna
Hosted by Corey Stephen, host of This Way//That Way on Edge Radio 

Featuring Live Performances From:
Grace Chia
Tasha Zappala


Jive, Adelaide/Tarntanya
Hosted by Isaac Selby from Three D Radio

Featuring Live Performances From:
Carla Lippis & Mondo Psycho
The Empty Threats
Rocky’s Pride and Joy


The Bird, Perth/Boorloo
Hosted by Pam Boland from RTR FM

Featuring Live Performances From:
Siobhan Cotchin

For limited FREE tickets via RSVP, head to

You can see all the nominees at, with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard as well as King Stingray both topping the nomination pool with 6 nominations a piece. Other nominees include Genesis Owusu, Amyl and the Sniffers, Dark Mofo and many, many more.