Q Awards 2015, London

Affair: Q Awards 2015

When: Monday, October 19, 2015

Hot Spot: London, UK

Deets: With just under a month to go until this year’s Q Awards In Association With Absolute Radio, the 2015 shortlist was announced on 23 September at a ceremony at the Sanctum Hotel in London.

Following the first phase of ‘open voting’, we have counted up all your votes and narrowed down the field as Q’s Editor-In-Chief Phil Alexander and Danielle Perry – host of Absolute Radio’s Sunday Night Music Club Featuring Q – revealed the nominees at tonight’s gathering.

Foals, Florence + The Machine, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds lead the way with three nominations each, though the likes of Blur, Muse and The Libertines are not far behind with two nods each.

There’s also some choice match-ups thanks to your votes, with Taylor Swift going head-to-head with the man infamous for interrupted her at another awards, Kanye West, in the solo category, while some friendly “Battle Of Britpop” rivalries will be renewed in the hotly contested Best Act In The World Today category, as Blur rejoin battle with Mr Gallagher.

It’s up to you now to vote for who you want to win ahead of the 2015 Q Awards ceremony, which will take place on 19 October and will be hosted by Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell.

You can vote for each category in this year’s awards via Qthemusic.com now – plus everyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to the ceremony – Here is the full list of nominees, make sure you cast your vote before 15 October.

Q Best New Act presented by Orange Amplification
The Bohicas
James Bay
Circa Waves
Years & Years
Wolf Alice
Jess Glynne
Songhoy Blues
Courtney Barnett

Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio
Foals – What Went Down
The Libertines – Gunga Din
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man
New Order – Restless

Q Best Video
Muse – Psycho
Foals – What Went Down
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
Florence + The Machine – Ship To Wreck
Miguel – Coffee

Q Best Album presented by JBL
Jamie xx – In Colour
Everything Everything – Get To Heaven
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday
Blur – The Magic Whip
Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club
Royal Blood
Catfish & The Bottlemen
Ed Sheeran
Mumford & Sons
The Libertines

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Kanye West
Taylor Swift
Noel Gallagher

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Queen Bohemian Lager
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Ed Sheeran

Who You May Spot: Christian O'Connell

Hint For The Average Socialite: Vote now to decide this year's winners!

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