The National Indigenous Music Awards are returning to Larrakia Country, taking over Darwin’s iconic Amphitheatre for the first live NIMAs ceremony in two years.
More than 20 talented First Nations artists have been nominated for the 2022 Awards, including BARKAA, Thelma Plum and Baker Boy, while King Stingray and Thelma Plum will lead the live line-up on August 6.
With COVID-19 forcing the postponement of last year’s live event, NIMA Creative Director Ben Graetz said he’s thrilled to have the NIMAs back in real life.
“After a two year hiatus it’s very exciting to be bringing the NIMAs back to the Darwin Amphitheatre on Larrakia Country,” he said.
“I’m thrilled to see such an extraordinary list of finalists this year and cannot wait for live performances from some of our most powerful First Nations musicians such as Thelma Plum and Emma Donovan. This year is all about coming together and celebrating as one big community.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now, via the ticket link at nima.musicnt.com.au.
2022 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Artist of the Year
Song of the Year
Backseat of My Mind – Thelma Plum
Made For Silence – Miiesha
Milkumana – King Stingray
Sometime – Mo Ju
King Brown – Barkaa
Album of the Year
Baker Boy – Gela
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Under These Streets
Jem Cassar-Daley – I Don’t Know Who to Call
Birdz – Legacy
Dallas Woods – Julie’s Boy
Archie Roach – My songs 1989 – 2021
Film Clip of the Year
Love Too Soon – Tasman Keith
King Brown – Barkaa
Blak Matriarchy – Barkaa
My Mind – Baker Boy
Automatic – Jessica Mauboy
New Talent of the Year
Tilly Tjala Thomas
Community Clip of the Year
Koori Mob – Our Country, Our Life – Desert Pea Media
Gumbaynggirr Collective – Through the Smoke – Desert Pea Media
Doomadgee, QLD – Where We Wanna Be – Indigenous Outreach Project
Numbulwar, NT – Loud & Proud – Indigenous Outreach Project
Ballarat, VIC – Don’t Give Up On Yourself – Indigenous Outreach Project