WATCH: Finalists announced for Gold Coast Music Awards 2022

Local musicians on the rise as well as some familiar names have been announced as finalists of the 2022 Gold Coast Music Awards today.

Awards Co-Founder Chloe Popa told myGC the finalists reflect a good balance of rising stars as well as musicians who are already recognisable on the national and international stage.

“We’ve had a really great run of nominations this year, the biggest ever with over 680 nominations for this year’s awards.


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“We’ve got over 80 finalists for 11 categories, and all the finalists are also in the running for the people’s choice award which will open in the coming weeks.”

Country rock singer Casey Barnes told myGC he was thrilled to be a finalist for Artist of the Year.

“I’m very humbled to be nominated again and it’s great to see so much incredible talent here on the Gold Coast,” he said.

“I think we underestimate how much we have here, all different genres, there’s so many bands and artists coming through that are doing some big things.”

Winners will be announced at the Gold Coast Music Awards Red-Carpet Gala Event on Saturday 3 September from 12pm-3pm at HOTA, Home of the Arts.

This year, the Awards will be held alongside SPRINGTIME Festival which is taking place throughout the Surfers Paradise precinct from 2-4 September. 

For more information, visit: gcmusicawards.com.au/