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Final Amp Finalists Revealed At Live Show

Liz Stringer
Feb 1st 2013 | 8:01pm | Scott Fitzsimons
The final five acts who have made the shortlist of The Coopers Amp were revealed tonight at the Amp Alive event at Federation Square.

The $30,000 album prize has added:

Tame Impala
The PresetsPacifica
Liz StringerWarm In The Darkness
Daily MedsHappy Daze

They join the previously announced:

Grand Salvo Slay Me In My Sleep
Jess Ribeirio & The Bone Collectors
My Little River
Urthboy Smokey's Haunt

The winner of the PPCA-donated cash prize will be announced March.

Prize Director Scott Murphy today thanked the judges, who whittled a 71-strong longlist into the final nine.

He said, “The feedback from the judges favours the new entry/judging system that we put into place in 2012. The judges all fully support all nine titles making this shortlist and have stressed to me that there were in fact many more titles that they were individually passionate about but that obviously couldn't be squeezed in – of note, albums by these artists narrowly missed the final cut: Alpine, Bearhug, Bored Nothing, Dirty Three, Pataphysics and Sarah Blasko.”

The Amp Alive event was hosted by Clare Bowditch and Kevin Mitchell.

Daily Meds performing earlier this afternoon.



Friday 31st October

Liz Stringer + Freya Hollick

The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Friday 31st October

Liz Stringer

Basement Discs, Melbourne

Sunday 2nd November

Liz Stringer + Leah Flanagan

The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton

Friday 7th November

Liz Stringer

Darwin Railway Sports & Social Club, Darwin

Saturday 8th November

Daily Meds + Cooking With Caustic + Volatyle + Kaution + Dj Cost

Hotel Gearin, Katoomba

Sunday 9th November

Newtown Festival 2014 feat.
Deep Sea Arcade + Astronomy Class + Sleepmakeswaves + The Donny Benet Show Band + Straight Arrows + Tigertown + Richard In Your Mind + Bloods + East + Daily Meds + Day Ravies + The Fabergettes + The Lulu Raes + The Morrisons + Brave + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Dusty Ravens + The Brassholes + Big Blind Ray + Fat Yahooza + more + Newtown Festival

Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown

Sunday 9th November

Sunday Music with
Liz Stringer + The Wilds

Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

Thursday 13th November

Daily Meds + Mathas + Marksman Lloyd + Roleo

Flyrite, Northbridge

Friday 14th November

Liz Stringer

Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury

Friday 14th November

Daily Meds + Childs Play + Joshua Charles + F.A.M.

Mojo's Bar, North Fremantle

Sunday 16th November

Liz Stringer

Saints & Sailors, Portarlington

Thursday 20th November

The Juke Joint feat.
Daily Meds + Safire + Cheshire + Able8 + Deefin

Howler, Brunswick

Friday 21st November

Daily Meds + Koolta + Speekup + Edukate + Roleo

Ancient World, Adelaide

Saturday 22nd November

Daily Meds + School Fight + Master Wolf + Roleo

The Motor Room, West End

Tuesday 25th November

Liz Stringer

Jet Black Cat Music, West End

Wednesday 26th November

Liz Stringer

No 5 Church Street, Bellingen

Thursday 27th November

Liz Stringer

Grand Junction Hotel (The Junkyard), Maitland

Thursday 27th November

Daily Meds + Nhostic + Talakai & Trigz + Kale + The Syndicate

Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday 29th November

Liz Stringer

The Manly Fig, Manly

Saturday 29th November

Daily Meds + Beastside + Master Wolf + DJ Victor Lopez + more

Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst

Wednesday 3rd December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

Anita's Theatre, Thirroul

Thursday 4th December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Saturday 6th December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

A & I Hall, Bangalow

Saturday 6th December

Daily Meds + Semantix + Suavess + Stik n Move + Ill Gato

Transit Bar, Canberra

Sunday 7th December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

Miami Marketta, Miami

Tuesday 9th December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

The Events Centre Caloundra, Caloundra

Wednesday 10th December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

The Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton

Thursday 11th December

The Waifs + Liz Stringer

Hellenic Hall, North Hobart

Sunday 28th December

Falls Festival 2014 feat.
Alt-J + Asgeir + Big Freedia + Black Lips + Bluejuice + Cloud Control + Cold War Kids + Dan Sultan + DMA's + Fishing + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Jamie xx + Joey Bada$$ + John Butler Trio + Kim Churchill + Kingswood + The Kite String Tangle + Megan Washington + Milky Chance + Movement + The Presets + Remi + Run The Jewels + Safia + SBTRKT + Spiderbait + Sticky Fingers + The Temper Trap + Tensnake + Tkay Maidza + Todd Terje + Tycho + Vance Joy + Wolf Alice + Alison Wonderland + BadBadNotGood + Client Liaison + Salt N Pepa + AKA KLP + Tonight Only + The Horns of Leroy + Just A Gent + Japanese Wallpaper + Kilter + GRMM + Benson + The Melbourne Gospel Choir + Pierce Brothers + Torren Foot + UV Boi + Yahtzel + more + Falls Festival

Lorne, Lorne

Wednesday 31st December

New Year's Beats
The Funkoars + Briggs + Vents + Joelistics + K21 + Daily Meds + Mathas

Prince Bandroom, St Kilda

Saturday 3rd January

Southbound 2014 feat.
Alison Wonderland + Alt-J + Asgeir + Black Lips + Bluejuice + Cold War Kids + DMA's + Glass Animals + Jagwar Ma + Joey Bada$$ + John Butler Trio + Kim Churchill + The Kite String Tangle + Milky Chance + Movement + The Presets + Remi + Run The Jewels + Safia + Salt N Pepa + SBTRKT + Spiderbait + Sticky Fingers + The Temper Trap + Tkay Maidza + Todd Terje + Tycho + Vance Joy + Southbound Festival

Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton

Friday 16th January

Sydney Festival presents: Beat The Drum, Celebrating 40 Years of Triple J feat.
Hilltop Hoods + The Presets + The Cat Empire + You Am I + Vance Joy + Ball Park Music + The Preatures + Tkay Maidza + Nina Las Vegas + KLP (DJ Set) + Adalita + Courtney Barnett + Remi + Sydney Festival

The Domain, Sydney

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