John Farnham has been announced as an inductee to The Age and Music Victoria Announce Hall of Fame for their 10th Anniversary, to be celebrated at one-off concert event in November!
First introduced in 2006, The Age Music Victoria Awards (formerly The Age EG Awards) are the largest publicly voted music awards in Australia and at a media launch held this morning at The Palais Theatre, Music Victoria’s CEO Patrick Donovan, and The Age’s Shortlist Editor Martin Boulton announced the ten legendary Victorian musicians and industry icons who will be celebrated at the event’s 10th Anniversary concert.
Unlike the annual Awards, the selection of the The Age Music Victoria Awards 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees was made by a voting panel including former inductees, musicians and music professionals, all of whom had their work cut out for them in selecting just ten inductees from Victoria’s long and illustrious musical heritage. Eligibility required inductees to have been Victorian residents when they made a significant contribution to Victoria culture.
The one night only concert event on Friday, 20 November, 2015, will be hosted by RocKwiz’ Brian Nankervis with musical backing by the EG Allstars featuring Pete Luscombe (musical director), James Black, Bill McDonald and Ash Naylor.
The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees John Farnham (30 minute set) and Archie Roach will be joined on stage at The Palais Theatre by a few of their friends and fellow Victorian musical stars including Kate Ceberano, Brian Cadd, Normie Rowe, Colleen Hewett, Vika Bull, Angie Hart and Mark Seymour with more to be confirmed.
”These inductees are the architects of Victorian music and we are privileged to have the opportunity to pay tribute to them all in this one never-to-be-repeated event,’’ said Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan.
Andrew Holden, Editor of The Age, added “The only way to celebrate this fantastic milestone is with 10 outstanding inductees, each one thoroughly deserving of the recognition that comes with being welcomed into the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all our inductees.”
$5.00 from every ticket sold will be donated to the events charity partner, Support Act Limited, to help musicians in need.
Tickets for The Age Music Victoria 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame go on sale at 9.00am on Friday, 19 June, 2015 and are expected to sell FAST!
Without further ado, The Age Music Victoria Awards’ 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame inductees (in alphabetical order) are:
AC/DC, Bill Armstrong, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John, The Palais Theatre, Archie Roach, Stan Rofe, The Seekers (Judith Durham, AO; Athol Guy, AO; Keith Potger, AO; Bruce Woodley, AO) Sunbury Festival and The Thunderbirds.