Join Karin Horen live from the red carpet at the Vodafone Music Awards 2016, as she talks to all the hottest stars.
Hosted by comedians Jono & Ben, the VMA’s featured live performances from MAALA, Shapeshifter, Tami Neilson, KINGS, Aaradhna and Fat Freddy’s Drop – as well as a special performance from Bic Runga with special guests Boh Runga, Hollie Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins) and Kody Nielson (The Mint Chicks, OPOSSUM, Silicon).
The Nelson-born LA-locals Broods topped the award categories for Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year for their sophomore effort Conscious and Vodafone Single of the Year for their track ‘Free’, as well as winning Best Group and The Edge Best Pop Album. The brother and sister duo won five Tuis at the 2016 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.
Singer-songwriter Bic Runga received the NZ Herald Legacy Award for her contributions to Kiwi music and was welcomed into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. She punctuated the point with a phenomenal rendition of her breakthrough song ‘Sway’.
When it comes to making a splash on the global stage, New Zealand is the home of top quality exports. 2016 was the year to celebrate Fat Freddy’s Drop and the impact they’ve had globally with the 2016 International Achievement Award.