FBi Radio announce 2018 SMAC Award nominees

Kicking off in 2008, Sydney’s FBi Radio has held the SMAC (Sydney music, arts & culture) Awards annually, recognising and celebrating the incredible pool of talent that’s left its mark upon Sydney.

The Sydney institution has just announced their 2018 nominees for categories ranging from Best on Stage to Best Eats to Record of the Year. With previous winners including Body Type for 2017’s Next Big ThingHeaps Gay with Best Music Event in 2016 and Sampa The Great taking out Next Big Thing in 2015, the year’s set to be a big one.

Check out the full list of nominees below and cast your vote here.

BEST ARTIST
Justin Shoulder
Shireen Taweel
Shahmen Suku aka Radha La Bia aka the Diva From India
Nadia Hernandez
Talia Smith
Leila El Rayes

BEST ARTS PROGRAM
Campbelltown Arts Centre – Real Real
52 Artists 52 Actions
Sissy Ball
The Countess Report
Parramatta Artists Studios
Desire Lines

BEST ON STAGE
Yarramadoon: The Musical
The Harp in the South
Blackie Blackie Brown: The Traditional Owner of Death
Right Here. Right Now.
The Howling Girls
Dark Emu by Bangarra Dance Company

BEST EATS
Cavalier 2.0
Paperbark
Lankan Filling Station
Bella Brutta
Sang by Mabasa
A1 Canteen’s

BEST SONG – PRESENTED BY APRA AMCOS
The Presets – ‘Martini’
Shady Nasty – ‘Jewellery’
Kwame – ‘WOW’
Julia Jacklin – ‘Body’
Kota Banks – ‘Zoom’
Slim Set – ‘Cooked’

BEST MUSIC EVENT – PRESENTED BY 42BELOW
Mad Racket
Newtown Festival
SOFT CENTRE
Pavlovabar
Heaps Gay Pardi Gras
Psyched As

BEST LIVE ACT – PRESENTED BY YOUNG HENRYS
DIN
Slim Set
100
Freda & Jackson
Sampa The Great
Dispossessed

NEXT BIG THING
100
CLYPSO
Slim Set
Milan Ring
The Kid Laroi
Kwame

RECORD OF THE YEAR
NASHO – ‘NASHO’
Phantastic Ferniture – ‘Phantastic Ferniture’
DEN – ‘Deep Cell’
B Wise – ‘Area Famous’
Retiree – ‘House Or Home’
Jack River – ‘Sugar Mountain’

Photo by Ash Berdebes for FBi Radio

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