4 February 2013

South Africa: Voting Opens for MK Awards 2013

The 7th annual MK Awards will feature SA's hottest music talent competing in 10 categories. Viewers' votes will determine who will win at the finale event to be held at The State Theatre in Pretoria on 24 March, 2013.

MK has changed things up a bit for this year's awards by introducing the Best SA Music Festival and Best Solo categories. Phase one of the MK Awards 2013 took place between 10 and 25 January, when people had the opportunity to nominate who they felt best deserved to be in the Best Live and Best SA Music Fest categories. The artists and festival that came out with the most nominations by 25 January were included as official nominees.

Now that the full list of MK Awards 2013 nominees have been announced, viewers will have until 8 March to vote on MK's website and Facebook page.

The nominees

Best Video:

• Die Heuwels Fantasties - Verraadplaas

• Tailor - Wolf

• The Frown - The National

• The Parlotones - Honey Spiders

• Van Coke Kartel - Tot Die Son Uitkom

• Zebra & Giraffe - I'll Blame you

Best Newcomer:

• Gangs of Ballet - Hello Sweet World

• Goodnight Wembley - Time Machine

• Spoegwolf - Lenie Blou

• Tailor - Wolf

• Toya DeLazy - Pump It On

• Woodstock Mafia - Electric Light

Best Group:

• Die Antwoord - Baby Is On Fire

• ISO - Destiny

• The Plastics - Stereo Kids

• Van Coke Kartel - Dis 'n Land

• Zebra & Giraffe - I'll Blame You

Best Rock:

• Jack Parow, featuring Francois van Coke - Hard Partytjie Hou

• Taxi Violence - Unholy

• Van Coke Kartel - Dis 'n Land

• Woodstock Mafia - Electric Light

• Zebra & Giraffe - I'll Blame you

Best SFX/Animation:

• Absinthe - Love Will Tear US Apart

• Haezer, featuring Lark - Brave

• Mr Sakitumi - Jungle Jimmy

• The Frown - The National

• The Parlotones - Honey Spiders

Best Indie:

• Ashtray Electric - Bittersweet Manipulator

• Black Handed Kites - Up

• Mug-Shot - Bare Bones

• Shortstraw - One Long Day

• The Plastics - Stereo Kids

Best Dance:

• Die Antwoord - Baby Is On Fire

• Double Adapter - Eat You Alive

• Goodluck - Harlem

• Johnny Neon - Hearts

• Pascal & Pearce - Disco Sun

Best Solo:

• Bouwer Bosch, featuring Jaco van der Merwe - (K)anker

• ChianoSky - Sick Sick Sick

• Jeremy Loops - Howling

• Shotgun Tori - Sweet Weather

• Toya DeLazy - Love Is In The Air

Best Live Act:

• Bittereinder

• Fokofpolisiekar

• Gangs of Ballet

• Jeremy Loops

• The Black Cat Bones

• Van Coke Kartel

Best SA Music Festival:

• Oppikoppi 2012

• RAMfest 2012

• Rocking The Daisies 2012

• Synergy 2012

• Up The Creek 2012

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