Kylie Minogue’s golden form continues, with the Aussie pop legend scoring a nomination for the 2019 Helpmann Awards, the annual celebration of excellence and achievement across all aspects of live performance.
Kylie, whose 2018 studio album Golden went to No. 1 in the U.K. and Australia, sees her Golden Tour nominated for Best Australian Contemporary Concert, a category in which she’ll face off against Paul Kelly and Frontier Touring (for Making Gravy 2018), Tim Minchin and Live Nation Australiasia (for Back) and Darwin festival and RPM Records and Bad Apples (for RPM vs Bad Apples).
Frontier racks up three of the four nominations for Best International Contemporary Concert, with productions for David Byrne, the Killers and Celine Dion (Frontier Touring, Concerts West and AEG Presents) competing against Christine and the Queens and Perth Festival.
Meanwhile, best Contemporary Music Festival will be contested by WOMADelaide Foundation; Museum of Old and New Art (MONA); Vivid Live 2018 and the Sydney Opera House Presents; and CMC Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts Entertainment Edge.
Nominations in 42 categories were unveiled overnight during functions held simultaneously across each of the big five cities.
Now in its 19th year, the Helpmann Awards are presented by Live Performance Australia, the peak body for live entertainment industries.