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Venue & Festival Awards

Best Metro Festival

A music festival is an organised event, lasting one or more days, featuring performances by various musicians, singers, and groups. Multi-artform festivals are also eligible if they have multiple contemporary music offerings.

Metro is defined here.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

Best Large Venue
(Metro)

Here we are looking at venues with a capacity of 500 or more in Metropolitan Melbourne as defined here.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

Best Regional Venue / Presenter
(Under 50 gigs)

Here we are looking at venues and presenters in regional Victoria who have staged multiple contemporary live music events (but less than a total of 50 across the year).

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

Best Regional Festival

Here we are looking at Festivals (as defined in Best Metro Festival above), that have taken place in Regional Victoria as defined in this map: https://www.rdv.vic.gov.au/victorias-regions.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

Best Small Venue
(Metro)

Here we are looking at venues with a capacity of under 500 in Metropolitan Melbourne as defined here.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

Best Regional Venue / Presenter
(Over 50 gigs)

Here we are looking at venues and presenters in regional Victoria who have staged more than 50 contemporary live music events across the year.

Judging for this category is completed by a panel.

Entries
Open

9am Monday
1 July 2024

Entries
Close

2pm Friday
19 July 2024

Nominees
Announced

9am Monday
2 September 2024

Public Voting
Closes

12 noon Tuesday
1 October 2024

Awards
Ceremony

6pm Thursday
24 October 2024

Contemporary Music Victoria Inc.
Unit 1, 35 Johnston Street
Collingwood Yards
Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country
Collingwood VIC 3066

Music Victoria advocates, celebrates and supports on the unceded lands of the peoples of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present, as well as to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We deeply respect the role that music and songlines play and have played in the continuation of their culture for the past 60,000+ years.