State of Affairs: Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival & more

In this week’s industry wrap up, the Victorian State Government promised to provide $10 million funding to create the long awaited Australian Music Hall of Fame, St Kilda Festival released their first confirmed line-up for 2017, and more!


An Australian Music Hall of Fame is finally coming

After 15 years of lobbying from Australian music big-names Michael Gudinski, Molly Meldrum and Kylie Minogue, the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has finally promised to provide a $10 million funding for a new Australian Music Hall of Fame. The financial fund will be provided through the state’s “Music Works” program.

Housed inside the Victorian Arts Centre on St Kilda Road, the new Hall of Fame will be built as part of the brand new Australian Music Vault, scheduled to open in November next year.


St Kilda Festival release first line-up for 2017

Anticipating an impressive crowd turn up of over 400,000, St Kilda Festival have released their first confirmed lineup for the 2017 installation. Next year, the local music festival’s crowd favourite “New Music Stage” will feature 10 up-and-coming Australian acts; Phia, Georgia Mulligan, Smoke Rings, Davis Spry, Them Kion & The Tamers, WALLACE, The Harlots, Two Can, Sugar Fed Leopards, and Destrends. 

Performing on Sunday February 12th 2017, all of the 10 musical acts will go in the running for a $5,000 prize and a spot on the “Main Stage” at the 2018 St Kilda Festival. More information on the festival and featured artists can be found here.

The Roundup

With over 14,000 attendees (a 30% increase from 2015), the 2016 WAMFest was the biggest so far. Next year, WAMFest will be held from Thursday 2 – Sunday 5 November, while 2017 WAMCon will be held from Friday 3 – Saturday 4 November.

The annual Peninsula Picnic food, wine and music festival will be returning in 2017 on Saturday April 1. Held at the Mornington Racecourse, the 2017 festival will be headlined by The Cat Empire, with support from Bob Evans, All Our Exes Live In Texas, nyck, and Harrison Storm. More information and tickets can be found here.

AIR 100% Independent Singles Chart

  1. Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar – The Greatest
  2. Flume – Skin Companion EP I
  3. Flume feat. Kai – Never Be Like You
  4. Flume feat. Tove Lo – Say It
  5. Sia – Cheap Thrills
  6. Tash Sultana – Jungle
  7. Bliss N Eso feat. Thief – Dopamine
  8. Sia – Chandelier
  9. Nick Murphy – Stop Me (Stop You)
  10. Vance Joy – Riptide

AIR 100% Independent Albums Chart

  1. The Ten Tenors – Our Christmas Wish
  2. Sia – This Is Acting
  3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
  4. Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity
  5. Sia – 1000 Forms Of Fear
  6. Bucko & Champs – Aussie Christmas with Bucko and Champs
  7. Camp Cope – Camp Cope
  8. Sticky Fingers – Caress Your Soul
  9. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
  10. Big Scary – Animal

ARIA Singles Chart

  1. Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie – Rockabye
  2. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – Starboy
  3. Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles
  4. James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
  5. Neiked – Sexual
  6. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  7. The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey – Closer
  8. Peking Duk feat. Elliphant – Stranger
  9. Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Wanna Know
  10. Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own

ARIA Albums Chart

  1. The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
  2. Michael Buble – Christmas
  3. Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
  4. John Farnham & Olivia Newton John – Friend for Christmas
  5. Adele – 25
  6. Jessica Mauboy – The Secret Daughter (Songs from the TV Series)
  7. Keith Urban – Ripcord
  8. The Weeknd – Starboy
  9. Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”
  10. Elvis Presley – The Wonder of You: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


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