The Age Music Victoria Music Awards have yet again returned for the 2016 edition, with the awards being handed out as part of Melbourne Music Week on November 16th. This means that we’re going to see who takes home awards such as best song, best band, best artist, and best album for the year of 2016.
A notable inclusion this year, is that of the award for the best small venue, that is, the best venue with a capacity of under 500. Thanks to this, we’re no longer going to see your big name, large venues dominate the awards, instead, we can see some of the smaller, more intimate venues take home a trophy.
Recognising this, Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan said that “We took the rare step of adding a new category to recognise that small venues face different hurdles to larger ones and should be recognised for overcoming them.”
To celebrate the inclusion of this new category, we decided to take a look at some of the more intimate, often overlooked venues in Melbourne, proving you don’t need huge crowds to ensure an amazing venue.
The full list of 2016 The Age Music Victoria Music Awards nominees is now available via the official Age Music Victoria Awards website. By registering your vote you automatically go into the draw to win a special Awards prize pack!
Located just outside the CBD, The John Curtin Hotel is a favoured haunt for RMIT and Melbourne University students alike, as its situated right between the two. We know what you’re thinking: that’s a publican’s dream. But it’s also a live music fan’s dream. Not only is there a sick bandroom, but the front bar also regularly hosts unique and boundary-pushing gigs from local acts.