King Gizz, The Drones, Camp Cope and more win big at Music Victoria Awards

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King Gizz, The Drones, Camp Cope and more win big at Music Victoria Awards


For the second consecutive year, C.W. Stoneking took out the award for Best Male Artist while King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard capped off a huge year with Best Album for Nonagon Infinity, as well as Best Band and Best Live Band. 

Elsewhere, The Drones scored Best Song for their killer track Taman Shud while Camp Cope took home the coveted Best Emerging Act while Alex Lahey scored Best Female. 

Capping it off, The Corner Hotel won Best Venue (over 500 capacity) and The Tote won Best Venue (under 500 capacity). Meredith Music Festival also scored big by landing Best Festival.

Catch the full list of winners below: 

Public Voted Award Winners


Best album: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity


Best song: The Drones, Taman Shud


Best band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard


Best male artist: C.W. Stoneking


Best female: Alex Lahey


Best emerging act: Camp Cope


Best regional act: The Drones


Best live band: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard


Best regional venue: The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine


Best venue (over 500 capacity): Corner Hotel


Best venue (under 500 capacity): The Tote


Best festival: Meredith Music Festival




Industry Selected Genre Award Winners


Best Heavy Album: Be’Lakor – Vessels


Best Folk or Roots Album: Oh Pep! – Stadium Cake


Best Experimental or Avant Garde Act: Inland (Alex Garsden and Rohan Drape)


Best Country Album: Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife – Thieves


Best Hip Hop Album: Plutonic Lab – Deep Above The Noise


Best Electronic Act: Harvey Sutherland


Best Jazz Album: Peter Knight – Way Out West


Best Aboriginal Act: Benny Walker


Best Global or Reggae Album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha


Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B, or Gospel Album: Kylie Auldist – Family Tree


Best Blues Album: Nick Charles – The River Flows