The Urban Music Awards - MusicNSW

The Urban Music Awards (Australia & New Zealand) UMA will be a celebration of Urban Music and its huge influence within Australia and New Zealand; encompassing the genres of hip hop, R&B and soul, this show will be aimed at YOU, the people actually buying the music and supporting the scene.

All UMA nominees will be voted for by YOU through the official website. So remember you have the power to make sure your favourite artists get the respect they deserve. Get busy, email your friends, post notices on forums, get the word out there and make sure the real players get the recognition they deserve. This event will embody the street vibe so heavily associated with Urban Music in all its forms and the ceremony itself will be powered by the raw energy of these music styles, featuring heaps of live local acts and accompanying dance crews keeping the show fresh, fast paced and entertaining.

Not only will UMA be awarding deserving artists with trophies to acknowledge their efforts but creating a huge show to be talked about all year. With special International guests Jazzy Jeff and Kurtis Blow both presenting and performing on the night to a capacity crowd of over 3,500 people this will be one hot ticket!

Venue: Homebush State Sports Centre –

The Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre is the precincts original venue. Established in 1984 by the State Sports Centre Trust, the Centre has hosted hundreds of sporting, entertainment, community and corporate events.

The Sports Centre includes a main arena with tiered seating for up to 5000 in various configurations. With a wide range of associated rooms and smaller auditoriums the venue is a versatile setting for virtually any kind of activity.

The Sports Centre has a total of 3,354 square metres of floor space and can be themed and configured to suit virtually any kind of event.

U2, Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, Icehouse, 1927, Mark Williams, The Cockroaches, Boyz 2 Men and Silverchair are just some of the acts that the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre has hosted. In more recent times the arena has become a popular venue for a range of multicultural artists.

Capacity: 3,500 with a mix of seated and standing room

Date: Friday 21st July 2006 – 5:30pm start with black carpet arrivals, doors open 6pm, 7pm award show, 9pm – 11pm concert mode.

Tickets on sale now for $43.80 (inc GST and BF) exclusively through Ticketek and the State Sports Centre direct.

Tickets are also available on with the special offer of buy 1 get 1 free (limited for first 50 standing tickets purchased).