On the back of what’s been another phenomenal year of homegrown music, QMusic has revealed the finalists and line-up for the 2019 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), with the awards ceremony taking place at the Royal International Convention Centre on Tuesday, 19 March.

Over 70 judges from across the country have selected a diverse group of finalists featuring emerging and established songwriters from the sunshine state, spanning 15 categories including rock, pop, jazz, world and everything in between.

Talented Indigenous songstress, Emily Wurramara, is leading the pack with four nominations under her belt, while international pop sensation Amy Shark and local loves San Mei and Tia Gostelow have scooped up two finalist spots each. Household names also with their hats in the ring include Ball Park Music, Dead Letter Circus and DZ Deathrays alongside emerging names such as Ayla, Being Jane Lane and Asha Jeffries, to name a few.

Joining these artists are the finalists for the $10,000 Billy Thorpe Scholarship: Jaguar Jonze, Pool Shop, RIVAH and Sweater Curse

Hosted by The Grates’ Patience Hodgson and comedian Mel Buttle, this year’s QMAs ceremony is going to be witty and next-level entertaining with feature performances by Amy Shark, DZ Deathrays, Clea, Emma Beau, Tokyo Twilight + more to be announced.

Whether you’re a seasoned industry pro, an avid music fan or someone who wants to be-in-know, peruse the full QMAs finalist list (below), place you bets, buy a ticket and pop on your best dress – the Queensland music industry’s night of nights is just around the corner!

Tickets to the 2019 QMAs are on sale via Oztix from 9AM AEST this Wednesday, 13 February.

Full QMAs finalists list below. The Queensland Music Awards 2019 ceremony takes place on Tuesday, 19 March from 6.30PM at the Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds.


Bobby Alu | Move
Emily Wurramara | Tap Sticks
Hussy Hicks | Mutiny
Leanne Tennant | Everspin
Brad Butcher | Move To The Story
Bridget O'Shannessy | Some Other Girl
Chloe Styler | When Your Light Burns
Emma Beau | Wild Heart

Holiday Party | Dream State
Machine Age | Fighting
The Kite String Tangle | Give It Time feat. Aalias
Young Franco | Girls Don’t Cry feat. Maribelle

AERIALS | Drawing Blood
Being Jane Lane | Next Step
Dead Letter Circus | The Armour You Own
Like Thieves | Never See It Coming

G Elenil | Something
Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell | The Dash
Resin Dogs | Pack Your Bags
Soul Mechanics feat. Master Wolf | Blendin’

Emily Wurramara | Lady Blue
McDermott & North | Broken Girl
Robbie Miller | Baby
Tia Gostelow | Strangers feat. LANKS 

Andrew Butt Trio | Basie’s Butterfly Waltz
Elixir feat. Katie Noonan | La La Land
Nimble | Starlight
The Biology of Plants | Long Black

Clea | Dreaming
Cub Sport | Sometimes
Eves Karydas | Couch
Future Jr. | Sentimental Trick

Amy Shark | I Said Hi
Ayla | Small Talk
Sahara Beck | Here We Go Again
San Mei | Wonder

DZ Deathrays | Like People
San Mei | Wonder
The Jungle Giants | Used To Be In Love
WAAX | Labrador

Fleet Street | Feel Something
Marco | When I Was A Ghost
Tokyo Twilight | Little Things feat. DVNA
We Build Spaceships | Jenny is a Nightmare

Amy Shark | I Said Hi
Emily Wurramara | Milyakburra
Sahara Beck | Here We Go Again
Tia Gostelow | Strangers feat. LANKS

Dana Gehrman | Hands Tied
Mark Peric | The Sound Of Light
Pink Matter | Giant
RIVAH | Flood

Anna & Jordan | Running On
Asha Jefferies  | Everybody Talks
Emily Wurramara | Lady Blue
Gone Molly | The Miners Way

Ball Park Music | Hands Off My Body
Buttah | Ghost In The Machine
Butterfingers | Bullet To The Head
Omegachild | Fifth Dimension

Jaguar Jonze
Pool Shop
Sweater Curse