The 3rd Annual Experiential Awards from The Plus Ones and The Socialites

The Experiential Awards is an annual showcase of the best in arts, theater, events, fashion, entertainment, music, culinary experiences and more.

The Plus Ones and The Socialites polled our 80,000+ members in Australia and our over 100 experiential journalists to hand-pick the best events of the year out of the 1,500+ events we’ve covered in Australia to date.


Best Arts Event: Vivid Sydney
– Silver Medal: White Night Melbourne, Opera in the Bowl
Best Theatre Event: KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil
– Silver Medal: The Boon Companions, Aladdin – the Musical – Sydney
Best Fashion Event: Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
– Silver Medal: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia
Best Music Event: Coldplay LIVE
– Silver Medal: Subsonic Music Festival
Best Themed Event: Underground Cinema
– Silver Medal: Dîner en Blanc – Sydney & Dîner en Blanc – Melbourne
Best Film Event: Sydney Film Festival
– Silver Medal: Alliance Française French Film Festival
Best Launch Party: Jacob’s Creek Le Petit Rose
– Silver Medal: Cloudy Bay and Parlour Secret Sessions
Best Festival: Wine Island
– Silver Medal: Falls Festival
Best Food Event: Night Noodle Markets
– Silver Medal: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Best Educational Event: TED Talks
– Silver Medal: Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Best Experiential Agency: Zilla & Brook
– Silver Medal: Red Agency

Congratulations to all the winners!
– The Plus Ones