Heavy Music Awards are back for 2018

And here’s all the details plus this year’s winners in recap. 

It’s only been a few weeks since the first ever Heavy Music Awards took place at London’s House of Vans in August, but now they’ve announced their return for 2018 with a full programme across the calendar year which will shine an even brighter light on the heavy music scene’s incredible talent both on and off stage.

The event will once again take place in London on Thursday 23 August 2018, with a couple of tweaks to the categories and some very exciting additional aspects that will be announced very soon.

2017’s inaugural HMAs received almost 100,000 votes from the public and crowned its first winners in August including Architects (Best Album), Enter Shikari (Best Live Band), Ghost (Best Album Artwork), Black Sabbath (Best UK Band), Gojira (Best International Band), I Prevail (Best Breakthrough Band), O2 Academy Brixton (Best Venue), Ben Gibson (Best Photographer), Download Festival (Best Festival), and Fredrik Nordström + Henrik Udd (Best Producer).

New Categories

The organizers have also given the categories a little reworking to underline their philosophy of giving exposure to up-and-coming artists alongside the established heavyweights. So they’ve split the Best Breakthrough Band category in two: to create Best UK Breakthrough Band and Best International Breakthrough Band.

In addition, with more and more festival goers travelling abroad, they have opened nominations for Best Festival to the whole world.

It promises to be a good one so keep your eyes peeled for more updates coming soon! 


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