REVEALED: Finalists announced for 2018 Gold Coast Music Awards

The Gold Coast Music Awards are back for another year, with a bunch of talented locals nominated across eight different categories.

Finalists for the fourth annual Gold Coast Music Awards were announced on March 29, with much-loved indie pop sensation Amy Shark leading the awards as a finalist in four categories.

Local artist Shark has been met equally by unexpected dark horse, folk duo Hollow Coves, followed closely by Hussy Hicks, Black Rabbit George and more.


Judging panel chair and Queensland Conservatorium deputy director, Donna Weston said the breadth and depth of Gold Coast talent entered into this year’s Awards was outstanding.

“The Gold Coast is certainly not starved for musical choice,” Ms Weston said.

“Several hours of lively discussion saw a list of finalists that any city, national or international, would be proud to call their own.”

Hollow Coves

Hollow Coves – Album, Breakout Artist, Song and Video of the Year Finalists | PHOTO: Supplied by 2018 Gold Coast Music Awards

Supported by City of Gold Coast, the 2018 Gold Coast Music Awards will take place on the beachfront with a massive free concert to kick off the Surfers Paradise LIVE festival on Thursday 3 May.

2018 Gold Coast Music Awards Finalists:

Artist of the Year

Amy Shark
Casey Barnes
Ella Fence
Hussy Hicks
Mitch King

Breakout Artist of the Year

Black Rabbit George
Eliza and the Delusionals
Hollow Coves

Event of the Year

Summertime Sessions in the Village

Live Act of the Year

Amy Shark
Electrik Lemonade
Eliza and the Delusionals
Hussy Hicks
The Mason Rack Band
Tijuana Cartel

Song of the Year Shortlist

Amy Shark – Blood Brothers
Black Rabbit George – Bring You In
Casey Barnes – The Way We Ride
Eliza and the Delusionals – Deeper End
Ella Fence – Cocaine
Hollow Coves – Coastline
Jacob Lee – Oceans
Lane Harry x Ike Campbell – The Dash
Rhea Robertson – Mr Maybe

Venue of the Year

Miami Marketta
Miami Tavern Shark Bar

Video of the Year

Amy Shark – Weekends
Baltimore Gun Club – Persona
Black Rabbit George – Bring You In
Hammers – Dead Set
Hollow Coves – The Woods
Lane Harry x Ike Campbell – The Dash
Reichelt – You Are a Song
Rhea Robertson – Pink & Gold
Tijuana Cartel – Ishtar