The 2021 National Indigenous Music Awards Are Upon Us

Boasting performances from powerhouse artists like Baker Boy, Alice Skye and Miiesha; it's set to be the most star-studded NIMAs yet.

Best mark the date in your calendar, because the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are just over two months away!

After hosting an incredibly successful virtual event in 2020, this year the NIMAs will take place at the famous Darwin Amphitheatre amid the lush surrounds of the Botanic Gardens on August 7.

And that’s to say nothing of this year’s dazzling line-up, which includes Baker Boy, Miiesha, King Stingray, Dallas Woods, Alice Skye, and Kee’ahn. Are we not blessed?

After last year’s border closures prevented actor Steven Oliver (Black Comedy, Faboriginal, A Chance Affair) from hosting the event as planned, this year will finally see Steven take his place as host, bringing together exclusive performances and coveted award presentations.

After an extremely difficult year for the community, this year’s ceremony will focus on the themes of collective experience, healing and reflection.

“The vision for this year’s awards is to draw on our opportunity to come together and celebrate in person and as a community,” Creative Director Ben Gaetz tells MTV Australia. We will reflect on our journey over the past year and acknowledge each others’ personal stories of being able to push through the challenging times but also finding gentle opportunities in these moments. This year we focus on healing as a community and how, through the magnetism of music, we can make this happen.”

Not sure about you, but I'm feeling livid at myself for not living in Darwin right now. Winter escape, anyone?

Tickets for the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) are available over at

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