National Indigenous Music Awards Reveal 2024 Performers: Jessica Mauboy, 3% & More

28 June 2024 | 9:00 am | Mary Varvaris

The performers for the "night of nights for Indigenous music" have been revealed.

Jessica Mauboy, 3%, Miss Kaninna, Dan Sultan

Jessica Mauboy, 3%, Miss Kaninna, Dan Sultan (Source: Supplied, Credit: Tristan Stefan Edouard, Daniel Boud)

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This year’s National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) is shaping up to be yet another incredible event, with organisers announcing the phenomenal performers’ line-up today.

Leading the performance bill is Jessica Mauboy, who released her excellent new album Yours Forever earlier this year. She’ll be joined by an incredible roster of artists, including supergroup 3% (Angus Field, Nooky and Dallas Woods), Dan Sultan, and more on Saturday, 10 August, at the Darwin Amphitheatre.

The NIMAs – celebrating its 30th anniversary this year – isn’t done there, with the performers’ line-up also starring Miss Kaninna, Emily Wurramara, Birdz and Fred Leone, Arrkula Yinbayarra (Together We Sing) feat. Dr Shellie Morris AO, and Eleanor Dixon Trio.

In addition to the acts’ individual sets, all of them – yep, all of them – are set to join forces for an incredible one-off collaborative performance. Luckily, those lucky enough to attend don’t have to wait long to see it in person, while the rest of us can watch the performance on our screens.

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Tickets to this year’s National Indigenous Music Awards ceremony are on sale now via the Darwin Festival website. Last month, nominations for this year’s awards opened – you can nominate your favourite First Nations artists here.

In a statement, Jessica Mauboy said of her upcoming performance at the NIMAs:

“The NIMAs is truly the night of nights for Indigenous music! Celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year, the NIMAs hold even greater significance, especially for First Nations artists, as they recognise the excellence and hard work being done in the music space.”

Mauboy added that she’s made many “incredible” memories at the NIMAs over the years and recalled one of her favourites, watching Yothu Yindi from the Darwin Amphitheatre: “I was up on the hills with my fam, looking down into the theatre, and when Treaty was performed, everyone rushed to the stage.

“It felt like the whole mob just transformed into a mosh pit, and we were all together as one in that moment. It was an absolutely euphoric feeling. I'm thrilled to be performing at this year's event, marking such an important milestone in celebrating Indigenous music.”

Last year’s NIMAs saw Budjerah crowned Artist Of The Year, while Bumpy was honoured as New Talent Of The Year, and King Stingray won both the awards for Song Of The Year and Film Clip Of The Year for their single Let’s Go.