Heavy Music Awards return for their fifth anniversary

This just in! The fifth annual Heavy Music Awards will take place as a full, in-person event at the 2,300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 2 September 2021.

In addition, following the staggering success of HMA20’s live stream – which hit 177,000 live viewers – the event will be streamed worldwide on Twitch.

Finalists will be announced alongside the opening of public voting at 2pm BST on Wednesday 16 June. By voting, you’ll be entered into the ballot to win tickets to the event itself on 2 September.

As ever, our shortlists are comprised entirely of nominations from our industry panel of almost 700 – the winners are chosen entirely by YOU!

aunched in 2017, the Heavy Music Awards democratically recognise the best of the year across the heavy music landscape – artists, events, photographers, designers, producers and more. With a panel of several hundred industry insiders nominating the finalists, the public has the final say on who wins.