With the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards set to return for its second year in 2022, this week sees the polls open for the prestigious Rolling Stone Readers Award, with subscriber’s being given a chance to have their say from December 2nd.
Beginning from Thursday, December 2nd, and running until Monday, February 28th, all subscribers of Rolling Stone Australia will have the chance to nominate artists for the Rolling Stone Readers Award.
This first round of voting will determine the artists who will make up the shortlist which will again be open to subscribers for final voting in January.
Only subscribers to Rolling Stone Australia are eligible to nominate and vote, meaning that if you’re not yet a subscriber and want to have your say, now’s the time to pick up a subscription. To sweeten the deal, subscribers who either nominate or vote in the first and second round respectively will go in the running to win four tickets to attend the awards in April.
As announced last month, The Rolling Stone Australia Awards will be preceded by a free live event series which will spearhead the return of live music in the lead up to the awards. The Sailor Jerry Road to Rolling Stone Australia Awards will visit Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane at the sticky-floored band rooms that punters have missed so dearly.
Setting the stage for next year’s Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards, the series will see some of the country’s most exciting, hardworking bands taking to the stage for the first time in months – effectively heralding the long-awaited return of live music.
First announcing the arrival of the awards last year, the highly-anticipated first edition of the event saw artists recognised across five categories, including Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, the Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Rolling Stone Readers Award.
Some of the biggest artists and bands were up for nomination at the inaugural awards, with the likes of Tash Sultana, Tame Impala, and Midnight Oil all serving as big winners on the night.
Earlier this year, Rolling Stone Australia expanded its brand with the inaugural Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards, and, according to new Roy Morgan data on the national magazine market, Rolling Stone Australia reached 180,000 readers in the year to June 30 2021, ahead of staple Australian mastheads Golf Digest, Family Circle, and Who.