Shortlist voting has now opened for The Q Awards 2017 in association with Absolute Radio. This is the final chance to have your say and decide who takes home the big awards on the night. Last year a galaxy of stars including U2, The Rolling Stones, Muse, M.I.A., Coldplay and Blondie descended on the Roundhouse in London for the world’s greatest music awards. We return to the Roundhouse for this year’s ceremony, which takes place on 18 October and will feature live performances by Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods. It promises the same degree of star-studded pageantry and live music thrills. What’s more, cast your vote and you could win a pair of tickets to music’s most prestigious event.
Speaking about the awards, Q Editor Ted Kessler said, “The shortlists are certainly the Q Awards’ most robust and diverse – perhaps because we left their finessing to our astute readers. They’ve voted for the first time, and in enormous numbers, to reduce our longlists to these final berths. In doing so they’ve revealed an accurate map of the very best music of the last ten months or so, an era where the divide between alternative and mainstream is ever more blurred: the best music finds a path, whether that’s Ed Sheeran, Sleaford Mods or Stormzy. And that’s the space where Q Magazine resides.”
A pair of VIP Balcony tickets to The Q Awards 2017 are up for grabs. Everyone who votes online will have the chance to enter a prize draw to win! Help Musicians UK is the official charity partner of The Q Awards 2017.
The Awards are voted for by the readers of Q Magazine, Qthemusic.com and by the staff at Q. The final decision is the reserved right of the Q staff.