Everyone loves awards season!
Showcasing the finest talent of the year, the Q Awards announced their winners for 2018 yesterday and as a result, we’re here to show you where you can see the worthy winners (and gracious nominees) live on tour.
Q Breakthrough Act Award presented by Red Stripe
The voting for this year’s Breakthrough Act was so close that one single winner couldn’t be awarded the accolade. The lucky winners for 2018 were London based, DIY-indie band Goat Girl and hard-hitting punk band IDLES. They have both enjoyed a year of critical acclaim.
Idles started their autumn UK tour this week. It’s currently sold out, but keep an eye out on our ethical resale platform Fan-To-Fan for spare tickets. They are all listed at the original price or less!
Goat Girl start their October tour this Saturday in Stoke-On-Trent. There’s still a few tickets left across the tour, don’t miss it!
Q Best Track Award presented by Firestone
This is the first track we’ve heard from Iggy Pop since he teamed up with Jarvis Cocker last year to cover ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. He’s now joined forces with Underworld for the storming ‘Bells & Circles’. The track features a spoken word piece from Iggy.
Underworld play The Warehouse Project in Manchester this November. It’s currently sold out, so keep an eye out on our ethical resale platform Fan-To-Fan for any spare tickets (all listed at the original price or less!).
Q Best Album Award
British pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma claim this year’s sought-after Best Album award with their sophomore effort ‘I’m All Ears’. The pair released their debut two years ago. They’ve since seen rising popularity, playing huge shows including Reading & Leeds and Primavera.
Let’s Eat Grandma are supporting the incredible CHVRCHES on their February 2019 UK tour. Some tickets left for selected dates, grab yours now!
Q Best Live Act Award presented by The Cavern Club
No surprises here as Wolf Alice take Best Live Act at this year’s Q Awards. The multi award-winning band have already claimed the title from the NME Awards in 2016, and as a result of their acclaim have racked up an impressive catalogue of nominations and wins in their relatively short life-span.
Wolf Alice see off their ‘Visions Of A Life’ stint with shows in Manchester and London this December. While the shows are sold out, there’s a couple of spares on our ethical resale platform Fan-To-Fan. Grab them before they’re gone!
Q Best Solo Artist Award presented by Absolute Radio
Of Oasis fame, the incredible Noel Gallagher beats a range of fantastic solo artists for this year’s award. After releasing the latest and third album under the moniker of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, the rock’n’roll legend continues his legacy first formed in the 90s.
Noel isn’t currently going on tour, but keep an eye out on the link below for any upcoming dates when they’re added!
Q Best Act In The World Today Award presented by Rocksteady Music School
Modfather and music legend Paul Weller takes the crown for Best Act In The World Today – what an achievement! It’s not surprising due to the breadth of his influential and inspiring career that spans over four decades.
Paul Weller isn’t currently going on tour, but keep an eye out on the link below for any upcoming dates when they’re added!
Q Best Festival/Event Award presented by Pretty Green Clothing
The UK’s Number One hip-hop and grime playlist was live at Alexandra Palace in 2017 for its inaugural year. The line-up included Bugzy Malone, Cardi B, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, J Hus and Stefflon Don and received a four star review in The Guardian. Because of this, it was deemed brilliant enough to not only bag an award at this year’s Q Awards, but also to return for another year in 2018.
You can catch Who We Be live at Alexandra Palace once again this November, tickets are on sale on the link below!
It would be remiss of us to not shout out to some of the other fantastic artists nominated for awards, so check out where you can see them live on the links below!
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