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Australia’s biggest night for Independent music, The AIR Awards is a week away and for the first time to be held in Adelaide at the Queen’s Theatre.

Today, The Australian Independent Record Labels Association is thrilled to reveal that the nominees for the ‘Best Independent Label’ are Barely Dressed Records, Elefant Traks, UNFD, Jazzhead, I OH YOU and Pieater.

Through support from the South Australian Government, 2017’s AIR Awards will be held in Australia’s UNESCO City of Music at Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide on Thursday 27th of July.

Hosted once again by one of Australia’s most recognisable entertainers Dylan Lewis, the night of nights will feature exclusive live performances from A.B. Original, Ngaiire, Henry Wagons, Russell Morris and Elizabeth Rose.
This year’s awards will be followed by an unprecedented array of after parties open to the general public. Entry is free for all AIR Awards attendees and general public ticket details are as follows; ABC Music – The Hotel Metropolitan (Free entry), Chugg Music – Jive Bar ($15 tickets at door), Future Classic – Sunny’s Pizza (Free entry), and Golden Era Records & Bad Apples – Rocket Bar ($20 tickets thru Moshtix).

Book ending the official AIR Awards ceremony, the full program for Indie-Con Australia has also just been revealed including closing keynote speech from founding member of The Wiggles; Murray Cook. Australia’s first official independent music industry conference will be held at Tandanya, Adelaide on July 27th and 28th. Offering insights into the latest innovations and technological advancements in products, services and strategies for the independent music sector, the two-day summit will include unrivalled networking opportunities, workshops, panels, inspiring stories and tools of the trade. For all the details visit 

The conference will be followed by Scouted featuring 15 bands over 5 stages and is free for AIR conference delegates, who can then choose to go to the Indie-Con Australia official after party at The Hotel Metro hosted by Bedroom Suck or be ushered courtesy of Uber to The Beer and BBQ festival. For those sticking around, keep your weekend reserved for Adelaide’s Winter Reds. – check out all details on Adelaide events here:

To take advantage of travel discounts offered by AIR sponsors Mantra Hotels and The Appointment Group email

For the full list of 2017 AIR Award nominees visit

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