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4 August 2017

Q Awards 2017 Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods Post-Awards Gig Sells Out in 24 Hours

The Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods post Q Awards gig has sold out within 24 hours of going on general sale. The intimate show will take place directly after this years Q Awards at the Camden Roundhouse on 18 October. Furthermore, Q Magazine is delighted to announce that a record number of public votes, nearly 100,000, have already been cast across the seven public voted categories.

The longlist for the public voted categories was compiled by the Q team and reflects the magazine’s opinions and the acts they have supported for the past year. Q readers can still shape this years awards by casting their votes now at 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.



Notes to editors


2016 winners

Q Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe – Jack Garratt

Q Best Track presented by Jack Daniels – Bastille (Good Grief)

Q Best Video presented by Box Plus – Seamus Murphy (PJ Harvey, The Community of Hope)

Q Best Album presented by Absolute Radio – The 1975 (I Like It When You Sleep…)

Q Best Live – U2

Q Best Solo presented by Help Musicians UK – James Bay

Q Best Act in the World Today presented by The Cavern Club – Muse

Q Innovation in Sound Award – MIA

Q Hero – Meat Loaf

Q Maverick – Pete Doherty

Q Classic Songwriter – Ray Davies

Q Hall of Fame – Madness

Q Classic Album – The Charlatans (Tellin’ Stories)

Q Gibson Les Paul Award – Edge

Q Outstanding Contribution to Music – Blondie

Q Icon/Merit – Coldplay

About Q

Q is the ultimate guide to modern music. Since its launch in 1986, the iconic British magazine has built its reputation on world-beating exclusives, its definitive reviews section, and arresting, award-winning photography.

Celebrating the world’s biggest stars and actively championing new talent, in the last 12 months Q has featured exclusive cover stories with everyone from Ed Sheeran, The xx, Paul Weller, Gorillaz and Liam Gallagher.

Q’s partnership with Absolute Radio provides the unique opportunity to engage two million ardent music fans through carefully honed editorial support. The magazine provides daily content for the station’s news bulletin for Danielle Perry’s afternoon show, as well as contributing valuable critique to The Sunday Night Music Club (8.00pm-midnight).

About Bauer Media:

Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, Kiss, Grazia, Empire, MOJO, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio. It creates and curates entertaining media content that audiences love whenever, wherever and however they want through a multi-channel strategy and a focus on product excellence and audience insight. The result is an exciting array of influential brands, content and talent which provide compelling and engaging advertising opportunities with valuable audiences for UK commercial partners. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.

About Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio is a national radio station where ‘Real Music Matters’, wrapped up with lashings of personality and mischief from presenters including Christian O’Connell, Frank Skinner, Jason Manford, Dave Berry and Rob Beckett who have the freedom to say what they think and tell it like it is.

Absolute Radio also has a network of digital decade brands; Absolute Radio 60s, Absolute Radio 70s, Absolute 80s, Absolute Radio 90s, Absolute Radio 00s and Absolute Classic Rock.

Listen to Absolute Radio on 105.8FM in London and the South-East, 105.2FM in the West Midlands, nationally on DAB or 1215AM, online, via the official mobile app or digital TV. For more information log on to


For Further Press Information, please contact:


Cat Martin – Bauer Media Communications Director (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3317 M: 07932 746 363

Jonny Silver – Bauer Media Head of Communications (Radio)

T: 0207 432 3417 M: 07929 333 759

About Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is Britian’s leading independent music charity

Since 1921, Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives.

HMUK’s mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians in the industry.

The charity works in partnership to transform the music industry through advocacy, campaigning, solutions and targeting investment for all those within it.

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