It has been a remarkable 12 months in music and the nominees for The StubHub Q Awards 2016 in association with Absolute Radio reflect as much – as we can now reveal. Having counted up all your votes so far, below is this year's shortlist – announced tonight (13 October) at our launch party held at London’s Atrium Kitchen in Camden Market – and you have until 31 October to decide who should win. Just click on the individual categories to cast your votes, plus if you leave your email you could win two tickets to this year's new-look ceremony. Taking place at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, 2 November, the public attend the Q Awards for the first time.
In addition to the categories below, there will be a number of awards bestowed by Q magazine to recognise career-long achievements. These include the Q Gibson Les Paul Award. Now cast your votes for the 2016 Q Awards...
Blossoms Let's Eat Grandma Jack Garratt The Amazons Nothing But Thieves Spring King Lady Leshurr Christine And The Queens Rat Boy Gallant Vote
Catfish And The Bottlemen – Twice Biffy Clyro – Howl Skepta – Man Bastille – Good Grief The 1975 – Somebody Else Vote
Coldplay – Up & Up The 1975 – A Change Of Heart Beyoncé – Formation Wolf Alice – Lisbon PJ Harvey – The Community Of Hope Vote
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams Bastille – Wild World The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It Christine And The Queens – Chaleur Humaine David Bowie – ★ Vote
Savages Muse Coldplay Wolf Alice U2 Vote
Skepta PJ Harvey Michael Kiwanuka Noel Gallagher James Bay Vote
Coldplay Muse U2 The 1975 Biffy Clyro Vote