Kylie, Foo Fighters And Prince Nominated For Helpmann Awards

6 August 2012 | 6:57 pm | Staff Writer

Kylie Minogue leads the nominations in the concert categories of this year's Helpmann Awards nominations.

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Kylie Minogue has scored two nominations in the Best Australian Contemporary Concert category of the Helpmann Awards, announced tonight simultaneously at functions hosted in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Minogue is nominated for her Anti Tour earlier this year and her Les Folies Tour last year. In the local concert category she is facing off against Cold Chisel and Keith Urban.

The annual awards recognise live performances in Australia in both theatre and concert, with Foo Fighters, Prince, Roger Waters and Sade nominated for Best International Contemporary Concert.

Battling it out in the Best Contemporary Music Festival category are Future Music Festival, MONA FOMA, Bluesfest 2012 and Vivid Live 2011.

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End Of Fashion's Justin Burford has also been nominated in the Best Actor In A Musical category for his role in Rock Of Ages - he is up against musical icon Anthony Warlow (Annie).

Deborah Conway is amongst the nominees in the Best Cabaret Performer category for her part in the Burlesque Hour LOVES Melbourne show alongside Vika & Linda Bull, Moira Finucane and Rhonda Burchmore. The show is up against Diamonds Are For Trevor, Caroline Nin and Meow Meow.

The Best Comedy Performer category nominees are Wil Anderson (Wilarious), Judith Lucy (Nothing Fancy), Tim Minchin (Tim Minchin Vs The Orchestras Round ll) and Sam Simmons (About The Weather).