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Festival and Venue entries are judged using these five equally valued criteria:

01.
Concept

The venue/festival has a strong commitment to live music and the local Victorian music community.

02.
Line Up

The venue/festival predominantly showcases original live music and books gigs in a way that fosters diversity and inclusivity.

03.
Musician Focus

The venue/festival treats musicians with respect, offering fair splits and/or guarantees (ie artist can make a profit) and has secured the required OneMusic license/s.

04.
Quality

The sound system, event/festival set up and overall experience is of high quality, including efforts towards environmental sustainability and accessibility.

05.
Execution

The venue/festival predominantly showcases original live music and books gigs in a way that fosters diversity and inclusivity.

The above criteria apply to the Venue & Festival Awards. Subject to specific eligibility requirements of each Award, each venue may only enter into ONE Venue Award and each festival may only enter into ONE Festival Award. Different festivals from the same promoter can be entered in the same category and different venues with the same owner can be entered in the same category.

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.