Divinyls’ Chrissy Amphlett To Be Inducted Into Music Victoria Hall Of Fame

Late Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett is set to be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall Of Fame in November, in recognition of her contribution to the state’s music scene.

Amphlett, who was honoured with a Melbourne laneway named after her in 2015, will be inducted during this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards on Wednesday, 21st November.

“Chrissy has a Melbourne city street named after her and a mural in her hometown of Geelong, and it’s about time she was inducted into the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame,” says Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan.

“While she may have left us five years ago, her influence lives on in acts such as Amyl and the Sniffers, Ella Hooper and Dallas Frasca.”

Chrissy Amplett’s induction will include a special performance from Ella Hooper with Dallas Frasca, and a speech from Little Pattie.

Amphlett follows in the footsteps of fellow inductees like Molly Meldrum, John Farnham, AC/DC, Olivia Newton John, Archie Roach and Paul Kelly.

Amplett died in April 2013, after living with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Public voting for the 2018 The Age Music Victoria Awards will close at midnight on Friday, 9th November.

The ceremony will take place at Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday, 21st November. View the full list of this year’s nominees, below.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018 Nominees


The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Album of 2018 – $10,000 Cash Prize

Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends
Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel
Laura Jean – Devotion
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs
Sampa The Great – Birds And The Bee9

Best Band

Camp Cope
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Tropical F*ck Storm

Best Song

Baker Boy – Marryuna
Camp Cope – The Opener
Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless
Laura Jean – Girls On The TV
Mojo Juju – Native Tongue

Best Solo Artist

Alex Lahey
Angie McMahon
Baker Boy
Courtney Barnett
Laura Jean
Mojo Juju
Sampa The Great
Tash Sultana
Vance Joy

Best Male Musician

Danzal Baker (Baker Boy)
Didirri Peters (Didirri)
Gareth Liddiard (Tropical F*ck Storm)
Jake Robertson (School Damage, Alien Nosejob)
Tom Iansek (No Mono)

Best Female Musician

Courtney Barnett
Erica Dunn (Tropical F*ck Storm, MOD CON, Palm Springs)
Laura Englert (Laura Jean)
Mojo “Juju” Ruiz De Luzuriaga (Mojo Juju)
Sampa Tembo (Sampa The Great)

The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Breakthrough Act of 2018 – $5000 Cash Prize

Angie McMahon
Baker Boy

Best Live Act

Amyl And The Sniffers
Baker Boy
Cable Ties
Courtney Barnett
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)

The Gasometer, Collingwood
Howler, Brunswick
Northcote Social Club, Northcote
The Old Bar, Fitzroy
The Tote, Collingwood

Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)

170 Russell, Melbourne
Corner Hotel, Richmond
The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury
Hamer Hall, Southbank
Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank

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