Q Awards announced

By | Published on Wednesday 28 July 2010

Q magazine have announced that this year’s Q Awards will take place on 25 Oct and will be hosted by Al Murray once again, just in case you missed any of his eleven gags last year.

There will be three new gongs dished out this time around, including the public voted Best Female Artist and Best Male Artist, and a judging panel-selected Next Big Thing award. A pool of vodka and a small tower of credit cards will also be on show, while there’ll be some fund raising going on for an interesting charity called YouYou which provides career support for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Q Editor-In-Chief Paul Rees says this: “Q firmly believes that music now is as exciting and vital as it’s ever been and that it continues to be consistently refreshed by new talent. The extra awards this year recognise Q’s ongoing commitment to the best things in music right now and in the future. In addition, Q has also always been about celebrating music’s great success stories. And, as ever, our collection of merit awards will recognise the heroic achievements and ongoing influence of music’s true icons”.

Voting for the reader voted categories is already underway. You can vote here: