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FBi Radio Announces 2016 SMAC Award Nominees

Written by Zanda Wilson on November 23, 2016

UPDATE 18/01/17: The 2016 FBi SMAC Award winners have been announced.

ORIGINAL STORY: FBi Radio has revealed the nominees for its 2016 Sydney Music, Arts & Culture Awards (or SMACs).

Over 10 massive categories, the awards celebrate the best new talent across music, art, events and food, while a special SMAC Of The Year Award will be presented to someone who has made a significant contribution to Sydney’s cultural life.

In the prized category of Record Of The Year, Julia Jacklin has secured a nom for her breakthrough 2016 album Don’t Let The Kids Win, while L-Fresh The Lion has been nominated for Become.

Other artists up for the award are Collarbones’ Marcus Whale for his debut solo album Inland Sea, Rainbow Chan for Spacings, Ribongia for Escapisms and Shining Bird for Black Opal.

L-Fresh The Lion is also up for Best Song, alongside Middle Kids, Buoy, Rapaport and Shining Bird.

The Next Big Thing category is typically filled with artists with huge potential, and this year is no different, with Buoy, Julia Jacklin, Middle Kids, Moonbase Commander and Wallace all securing nominations.

The 2016 FBi SMAC Awards will be presented at Carriageworks in Sydney on Tuesday, 17th January, with Julia Jacklin, L-Fresh The Lion and Middle Kids set to perform.

SMAC Award voting is now open to the public, and you’ll be able to get your votes in until 5pm on Tuesday, 20th December, and you’ll also go in the draw to win a double pass to the awards ceremony.

Check out the full list of this year’s nominees, below.

Watch: L-Fresh The Lion – ‘1 In 100,000’

FBi SMAC Awards 2016 Nominees

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win

L-Fresh The Lion – Become

Marcus Whale – Inland Sea

Rainbow Chan – Spacings

Ribongia – Escapisms

Shining Bird – Black Opal

NEXT BIG THING

Buoy

Julia Jacklin

Middle Kids

Moonbase Commander

Wallace

BEST LIVE ACT

B Wise

Dispossessed

Marcus Whale

Ngaiire

Rainbow Chan

FBi CLICK BEST PRODUCER

Dro Carey

Nina Las Vegas

Sam Weston

Swick

Swindail

BEST MUSIC EVENT

BAD Festival

Heaps Gay

Sidechains

Summer Dance

Volumes

BEST SONG

Buoy – ‘Clouds & Rain’

L-Fresh the Lion – ‘1 in 100,000’

Middle Kids – ‘Edge of Town’

Rapaport – ‘What I Got’

Shining Bird – ‘Helluva Lot’

BEST ON STAGE

Desert Body Creep

Lake Disappointment

The Drover’s Wife

The Tribe

Trigger Warning

BEST ARTIST

Angela Tiatia

Claudia Nicholson

Ghenoa Gela

Giselle Stanborough

Jonathan Jones

BEST ARTS PROGRAM

FM[X] Sydney 2016: What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like? – Liquid Architecture at Firstdraft

Food Fight – C3West

LIVEWORKS – Performance Space

With Secrecy and Despatch – Campbelltown Arts Centre

Women of Fairfield – C3West

BEST EATS

Bar Brosé

Continental Deli

Ghostboy Cantina

Hubert

Rising Sun Workshop

FBi SMACs Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, 17th January 2017

Carriageworks, Sydney

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