Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney, Amand Van Helden and Midnight Oil are just some of the artists nominated for Helpmann Awards for 2018.
The Helpmann Awards are Australia’s prestigious live performance awards. Nominees in 42 categories were announced at events across Australia on Monday night (18 June 2018) with the winners to be named over two nights 15 and 16 July in Sydney.
For the first time the Helpmann Awards will feature Act 1 on 15 July at the Sydney Town Hall to celebrate the very best creative, designer and supporting roles.
On 16 July a Black Tie event will celebrate all live performance genres along with the 2017 Centenary JC Williamson and Sue Nattrass Awards.
The Contemporary Music Awards nominees are:
BEST INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY CONCERT
CÉCILE MCLORIN SALVANT AND ADELAIDE
Cécile McLorin Salvant
ED SHEERAN & FRONTIER TOURING
÷ World Tour 2018
PAUL MCCARTNEY, FRONTIER TOURING, MPL & MARSHALL
One On One World Tour 2017
UNDERWORLD AND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS
BEST CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL
CHUGG ENTERTAINMENT AND ROB POTTS ENTERTAINMENT
CMC Rocks QLD 2018
LUNATIC ENTERTAINMENT & LANEWAY
St. Jeromes Laneway Festival 2018
MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART (MONA)
BEST AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY CONCERT
ARMAND VAN HELDEN, MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, FRONTIER TOURI
NG AND ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
Symphonica with Armand van Helden
GANG OF YOUTHS AND LIVE NATION
Gang of Youths – Australia 2017
GOTYE PRESENTED BY SYDNEY FESTIVAL & MONA
Gotye Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey
MIDNIGHT OIL & FRONTIER TOURING
The Great Circle World Tour 2017