Springsteen, Coldplay Up For Helpmanns

Nominated for best international contemporary concert at the 13th Helpmann Awards are
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (Frontier Touring & Jacobsen International), Tedeschi Trucks Band & Trombone Shorty (Bluesfest Touring), Coldplay (Chugg Entertainment) and Barry Gibb (Live Nation Australasia).

The nominations were announced in six cities June 24 by Live Performance Australia, which represents Australia’s $1.3 billion live sector.  The 41 categories for the July 29 awards show at the Sydney Opera House cover music, opera, theatre, comedy, musical theatre and classical.

Vying for Best contemporary music festival are Bluesfest, Falls Music & Arts, Laneway Festival and Vivid LIVE.

Gotye and Keith Urban face off for best Australian contemporary concert, as are a star-studded tribute to indigenous singer-songwriter Archie Roach and acclaimed duet tour by Neil Finn & Paul Kelly.