South London comedian Mo Gilligan has had a triumphant 2018, breaking records with his debut stand-up tour and winning rave reviews as co-presenter on Channel 4’s The Big Narstie Show. He’ll cap it off by hosting this year’s Q Awards ceremony, which takes place on 17 October at London’s Roundhouse. “I guess I have to make sure it’s not about me,” says the 30-year-old. “It’s not a comedy show, but at the same time I think I’ll approach it a bit like my comedy show. I’m looking forward to it. It’s my first time hosting an awards show, it should be fun.”
Gilligan has some tips for any artists lucky enough to get their hands on a Q Award: keep your speech snappy. “Make it short. When you make it too long, you can hear people in the audience, like, “alright, get on with it man.” If you’re nominated, try and prepare something. The best way to handle it is to be yourself. Liam Gallagher was there last year and was the typical Liam Gallagher, know what I mean? You wouldn’t expect anything less. It’s about being yourself.”
Wolf Alice and IDLES will perform live following the ceremony, with the evening promising to deliver another night of star-studded pageantry. The event is now sold-out, but by helping us choose the winners from this year’s categories, you could win a pair of tickets to music’s most prestigious night of the year.
To vote, visit here and nominate your favourite artist, track, album or festival/event in the various categories shown. In addition to these categories, there will also be awards bestowed by Q Magazine on the night to recognize career-long achievements. The closing date for open voting is midnight on 31 August. Shortlist voting opens in September – your chance to determine the ultimate winners.
Two pairs of VIP Balcony tickets to the Q Awards 2018 are up for grabs. Everyone who votes online will have the chance to enter a prize draw to win one of the two pairs of VIP Balcony tickets to the Q Awards 2018. One winner will be chosen from open voting and one from shortlist voting.
Terms & Conditions: Travel, accommodation and other costs are not included. The two sets of winners will be notified within a week of voting on the shortlist ending on 5 October. Entrants must be 18 or over. Please visit here for full terms and conditions.