Q Magazine, today announced that the 27th Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio will take place on 18 October 2017 at Camden’s Roundhouse. Following the massive success of the awards new format in 2016, this year the Q Awards will also feature a very special intimate post-awards gig, allowing Q magazine readers and fans access to the awards as well as the stars themselves. Confirmed to perform are Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods. Tickets to attend just the gig or the full-blown Q Awards and gig are available now.

Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell will return to host the Awards for his fourth consecutive year. Q’s partnership with Absolute Radio will allow the event to reach in excess of 2 million ardent music fans across on air, in print and across digital channels.

The Q Awards are proud to announce their continued partnership with Help Musician’s UK, Britain’s leading independent music charity.

New Q Magazine editor, Ted Kessler, has also instigated, for the first time in the award’s history, a long list for the seven public voted categories. Compiled by the Q team and reflecting the magazine’s opinions and the acts they have supported for the past year, the voting opens today for the 7 public voted categories at www.Qthemusic.com. Voting closes on Monday 31 August with the awards nominees shortlist announced on 7 September – the longlists and categories are:

Q Breakthrough Act Presented by Red Stripe

Rag’n’Bone Man
Stefflon Don
The Big Moon
Girl Ray
The Moonlandingz

Q Best Track Presented by Flare Audio

Royal Blood – Lights Out
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Lorde – Green Light
The Killers – The Man
Gorillaz – We Got The Power
Kasabian – You’re In Love With A Psycho
The xx – On Hold
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
Liam Gallagher – Wall of Glass

Q Best Album Presented by Absolute Radio

The xx – I See You
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution
Gorillaz – Humanz
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
Laura Marling – Semper Femina
Sampha – Process
Jay-Z – 4:44

Q Best Live Act Presented by The Cavern Club

Ed Sheeran
Liam Gallagher
Depeche Mode
Father John Misty
The xx
The Killers
PJ Harvey

Q Best Solo Artist Presented by Help Musicians UK

Lana Del Rey
Ed Sheeran
Liam Gallagher
Paul Weller
Kendrick Lamar
St. Vincent

Q Best Act in the World Today Presented by Buster + Punch

The 1975
Ed Sheeran
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Killers
Depeche Mode
Kendrick Lamar

Q Best Film Presented by Pretty Green

Bunch of Kunst (Sleaford Mods)
The Inertia Variations (The The)
Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)
The Rolling Stones – Havana Moon
American Valhalla (Iggy Pop & Josh Homme)

A number of highly-coveted merit awards will also be bestowed by Q magazine on the night. Designed to recognise career-spanning achievements, these will include the Q Classic Songwriter, the Q Classic Album, the Q Outstanding Contribution To Music, Q Hero and the Q Hall Of Fame.

Ted Kessler, Editor Q Magazine, commented: “From returning rock’n’roll icons to grime’s mainstream breakthrough and Ed Sheeran’s continued conquering of the pop landscape, it has been a brilliant year for music. This year’s Q Awards are a reflection of that and it’s shaping up to be one of the events of the year. The newly-created long lists mean that voters will play a crucial role in helping to shape our shortlists, and live performances on the night from Sleaford Mods, one of the UK’s most exciting live bands, and Manic Street Preachers, who have a long and illustrious history with Q, will cap off what promises to be another outstanding Q Awards.”

Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell said “It’s an honour to host the Q awards again this year and it’s great to see Liam Gallagher back and going head to head with the biggest bands in the industry. This could be the liveliest awards in years”

The Q Awards, in association with Absolute Radio, take place on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at Camden’s Roundhouse.

Tickets are on-sale now for the Q Awards 2017 and fans can buy tickets now for the full Awards experience including post-awards gig, or just the gig featuring Sleaford Mods and Manic Street Preachers.

Ticket info:
Gig and Awards £49 + booking fee | Doors Open: 16:25
Gig Only £30 + booking fee | Doors Open: 19:35

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