The National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous music awards. In 2013 the Awards celebrate 10 years of recognising Indigenous music and the third year of being national .
The NIMAs showcase the rich musical landscape of Australia and highlight the music coming from all corners of the country. The Awards bring together acts who are yet to make their mark on the world alongside those who have achieved international acclaim, such as Gurrumul & Jessica Mauboy.
Held annually under the stars at Darwin’s historic Amphitheatre, The NIMAS bring audiences from all over Australia together to applaud the winners, enjoy the performances and soak up the ambiance of a night for music lovers of all ages and all cultures. Musicians such as Yothu Yindi, Gurrumul, The Tableland Drifters, Warren H. Williams and Arnhem Land rockstars Saltwater Band have performed and won awards as well.
The NIMAs are a special celebration of Indigenous music. The Awards are a family friendly, not-to-be-missed event in the Darwin entertainment calendar and the Australian music calendar
Nominations for the 2014 National Indigenous Music Awards and entries for the Triple J Unearthed NIMAs competition are now open.
Awards Ceremony & Concert: Friday 15th August, Darwin Amphitheatre, NT.
National Award Categories
- Artist of the Year
- Album of the Year
- Song of the Year
- New Talent of the Year
- Film Clip of the Year
- Cover Art of the Year
- Community Music Project Award– Community Music Clip of the Year 2014
NT Award Categories
- G.R. Burarrawanga Memorial Award
- School Band of the Year
- Traditional Music Award
Nominations Open: Thursday May 1st 2014
Nominations Close: COB Friday 20th June 2014
FULL line up announce: late June
triple j Unearthed NIMAs competition closes: Fri 11thth July
triple j Unearthed winner announced: Wed 16th July