Earlier in the week, we announced our annual list of acknowledgements of live music and the artists who have really made 2017 their own, via the annual AU Awards. Whether it was a breakout year for some, or a year where an acclaimed album became a defining moment in a band’s career, 2017 has provided some epic moments – moments we’ve pooled together in deciding our list for the fourth year running.
Winners have been unveiled today, with the likes of Meg Mac, Gang of Youths, Bec Sandridge and West Thebarton coming out with AU Awards to their name. Sugar Mountain and The Hills Are Live were also acknowledged for their continued successes both in the metro and regional scenes, while the genre awards saw Caiti Baker, Kim Churchill, Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders and more come out on top.
The full list of winners can be accessed below!
2017 AU AWARDS – WINNERS
SOLO ARTIST OF THE YEAR
GROUP OF THE YEAR
GANG OF YOUTHS
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ABORIGINAL or TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ROCK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
POP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
R&B/SOUL ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
THE KITE STRING TANGLE
HIP HOP ARTIST OF THE YEAR
SAMPA THE GREAT
HEAVY/PUNK ARTIST OF THE YEAR
LINCOLN LE FEVRE & THE INSIDERS
COUNTRY/AMERICANA ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS
BLUES & ROOTS ARTIST OF THE YEAR
AUSTRALIAN LIVE EVENT OF THE YEAR (METRO)
AUSTRALIAN LIVE EVENT OF THE YEAR (REGIONAL)
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE
Photo: West Thebarton, by Michelle Grace Hunder.
View our AU AWARDS content hub to see past winners and event coverage, here!