‘YES’ campaigner takes out FBi Radio SMAC top gong

FBi Radio has announced the winners of the 2017 FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards

Thousands of Sydneysiders had their say in the publicly voted awards, recognising musicians, artists, performers, restaurants and events that shaped the city’s creative culture in 2017. 

The winners were revealed during a ceremony at Carriageworks last night, broadcast live on FBi 94.5FM. Hosted by FBi’s FlexMami, the awards featured live performances from OkenyoBody Type and Party Dozen

GetUp YES campaigner Sally Rugg was awarded the 2017 SMAC of the Year.  

Introducing Sally at the ceremony, FBi Radio’s Managing Director Clare Holland said: 

“A city’s culture is made up of countless moving parts. It is the result of complex interactions and intersections and whilst individuals can assert a certain influence, often the most effective tool we have in shaping our culture is through community.

Our 2017 SMAC of the Year winner shares our belief in the power of community. She played a crucial hand not only in bringing her community’s ideas resoundingly into the mainstream, but in codifying them in the law of the land.”

The FBi SMAC Awards have championed Sydney’s new talent every year since 2008.

This year’s winners will join past recipients including Flume, Sampa The Great, Hermitude, The Preatures, Shining Bird, Royal Headache, Basenji, artists Angela Tiatia and Tony Albert.

Full list of winners here


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