NEWS: Heavy Music Awards 2018 announce Manchester launch show!

After the success of its inaugural year back in August, Heavy Music Awards is returning next year, and in April the organisers will be hosting a launch event in Manchester, in which the finalists for each award category will be announced.

The show will be held on April 25th 2018 at Manchester’s Gorilla, which will see the shortlists revealed alongside the online announcement. The show will also host performances from a number of acts spanning the heavy music scene, with the line-up for the event to be unveiled soon.

The organisers are also allowing those who sign up to the Heavy Music Awards mailing list to have a chance to win tickets to the event.

Co-founder Andy Pritchard said, “We already know that the HMA audience is truly global – we’ve welcomed visitors from over 160 countries to the website since we launched in March – many of them to vote for the HMA17 winners – and our judging panel is based all over the world.

With that in mind, we’ve been building a programme for 2018 that looks to bring this celebration of heavy music out of the capital and onto the doorstep of fans who share this passion for heavy music.

The team at Gorilla absolutely share our goal of spreading a positive message as far as possible, and shining a light on some incredibly talented individuals and artists.”

Following the launch event and the reveal of the award finalists, the sophomore Heavy Music Awards will be held on August 23rd 2018 at KOKO, London.