The 2017 Q Music Awards are Here!

The Q Awards are the biggest annual music award in the UK. The Awards started back in 1990 and with many awards focusing on a lifetime of achievement rather than on achievements over the year in question, there are always some big stars there.

The post-awards gig is always pretty spectacular and this year will be no exception with the Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods set to play. What’s great about the Q Awards is that you get to have a say by voting in the seven public categories. Have you voted?

This year, for the fourth year running, the Awards will be hosted by Christian O’Connell of Absolute Radio. With this partnership with Absolute Radio you can be sure that if you tune into Absolute on October 18th you’ll be able to hear the whole show.

Interested in seeing who might be taking home a coveted award? Here’s the longlists and categories…

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)

Are any of your favourite artists in the line up?

We’ve picked out a few of our private plates for fans of some of the longlisted artists.

Fans of Depeche Mode could have DM 44, 47 DM or 98 DM.  IF you’re into The XX then how about 4 XX or 1000 XX? If you’re voting for Adele then you might like ADE 1F. Perhaps you love PJ Harvey? Then you could have 710 PJH or 655 PJH.

We’ve got plates for fans of any band, just type the name of your fave singer or band into our search box and see what comes up!

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