The NIMAs on Blak Out Announce Performances and Guests

The National Indigenous Music Awards and triple j are teaming up for a special broadcast of the awards this weekend.

The reimagined award ceremony is broadcasting live around Australia and the world this Sunday 14 November from 5pm – 7pm AEDT via triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed.

There will be exclusive performances from Electric Fields and Tilly Tjala Thomas, as well as interviews with winners, live crosses to the Torres Strait, Tasmania and the Northern Territory with community artists DENNIMau Power and Yirrmal with guest cameos from Australian comedian Stephen Oliver and actress Elaine Crombie.

Proud Yuin man and future Mayor of Nowra, Nooky will be joined by triple j presenter royalty Karla Ranby as co-hosts.

This will be the first time that the awards will be broadcast nationally on triple j’s First Nations show, Blak Out, allowing more people than ever before to engage with the prestigious event.

The NIMAs broadcast will also be made available to First Nations community radio stations via The National Indigenous Radio Service.

Co-host Karla says,“I said I’d be back for special occasions, and it doesn’t get any more special than this! It’s been a huge year in Blak music and I’m all g’d up to celebrate on Sunday with my brother, Nooky.”

“I cannot wait to tune in Sunday, to listen to the very best Australian First Nations music and to celebrate 60,000 years of history and culture!” – Benjamin Greatz, NIMAs Creative Director

This year’s nominees are led by Sydney’s The Kid LAROI who has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest stars, the prince of Arnhem Land, Baker Boy, who just dropped recent triple j Feature Album Gela and 2020 J Award nominee Sycco, each with three nominations.

Also up for awards are two-time finalists BirdzMiiesha and Tia Gostelow, plus first-time NIMA nominees BudjerahJ-MILLAKing StingrayJK-47 and Chasing Ghosts.