This year’s star-studded Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio will be followed by performances from Manchester indie-rock quartet Pale Waves, and Leicester electro-pop three-piece Easy Life – both Q Breakthrough Award nominees. There will also be a special guest performance from acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Edwyn Collins, who will be presented with the Q Maverick accolade.
Hosted by Nadine Shah, Q Awards 2019 will take place on Wednesday 16th October at London’s Roundhouse, and you can purchase tickets here. VIP tickets to the ceremony (including the gig) are £49, and tickets for the gig alone are £20.
Legendary Scottish rock trio Biffy Clyro will also be performing a special pre-Q Awards gig at Roundhouse on Tuesday 15th October, but tickets for that are now sold out.
Talking about her first hosting gig, Shah – the first woman to ever present the Q Awards – said, “I think a lot of my job is going to be telling people what side of the stage they need to walk off: ‘Oh no, this way, love.’ I’m basically going to be this oddball Geordie lollipop lady.”
The annual music awards, now almost in their 30th year, have seen stars such as Kasabian, Bastille and Royal Blood collect awards in recent years. With the likes of The 1975, Stormzy and Lewis Capaldi nominated for awards this year, 2019’s Q Awards are not to be missed.