THE Q AWARDS 2013 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT05 September 2013 - Press release
Arctic Monkeys, Daft Punk, David Bowie, Jake Bugg, Vampire Weekend, Biffy Clyro, Foals, The Stones Roses, Laura Marling, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, John Grant, The Rolling Stones and many others all nominated for this year’s ceremony
London –Thursday, September 5th 2013
On Monday, October 21st 2013 Q – the UK’s premier music magazine will be honouring the greatest music of the past year again at one of the most respected, legendary and infamous dates on the music calendar, The Q Awards 2013.
In the time honoured tradition Q continues to champion the very best in music, topping the list of nominees this year are David Bowie with six nominations, followed by Arctic Monkeys, Foals and Daft Punk with 3 apiece
Disclosure, Palma Violets, Laura Mvula. TOY, Tom Odell along with Jake Bugg will fight it out for Q Best New Act, the most hotly contested of all the categories this year.
Other notable nominees include John Grant, Laura Marling, Vampire Weekend, and Ellie Goulding all of whom have released albums acclaimed by Q during the past year. On getting two nominations Ellie said ‘It means so much to be nominated for a Q award, I have read and loved Q Magazine for as long as I can remember. It’s an honour to be nominated in these categories with these nominees’.
Biffy Clyro whom are tipped to take home a Q gong this year said ‘We’re extremely excited to be nominated for awards by Q magazine. It's a privilege to be in these categories’.
Presenting the awards once more will be Al Murray aka The Pub Landlord who commented “October is the only month with a Q in it! It’s a thrill once more to be hosting what has to be the greatest event in the music calendar. Not that I can remember any of the previous Q Awards that I’ve hosted ”
Q Senior Editor Matt Mason "It's been another unforgettable year for music, and the nominations reflect the breadth and brilliance of artists from the UK and beyond. The return of David Bowie proved that, even in the digital age, pop stars retain the ability to completely amaze and surprise us, while the phenomenal success of Daft Punk showed that you can still reach right across the globe with one great song. With Glastonbury back on the calendar, we've also enjoyed a summer of outstanding live performances. All the Q Awards nominees have helped ensure that 2013 has been an incredible year for music."
Q, the UK’s biggest selling music monthly magazine, sits at the heart of a cross-platform brand that celebrates the biggest stars in rock and roll and brings you the most exciting new artists. The Q brand has developed a worldwide reputation as a trusted and premium quality voice of musical authority amongst fans, musicians and the music industry alike - one that is founded upon Q's unrivalled access, world-beating exclusives and outstanding production values. This reputation is extended not only through the magazine but across online, iPad, social media and on into Q's unique events, which encompass exclusive, intimate live shows with major stars and the world famous annual Q Awards.
Q has shaped and influenced the UK music scene for 25 years now. Every significant act to have emerged in that time – from U2 to Adele, Oasis to Rihanna, Radiohead to Laura Marling, Jay Z to Florence And The Machine, and countless more besides – has graced the magazine’s hallowed cover.
The Q Awards 2013 - Nominations
Q BEST NEW ACT
Q BEST TRACK
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams Get Lucky
Arctic Monkeys Do I Wanna Know?
David Bowie Where Are We Now?
Ellie Goulding Burn
Robin Thicke ft TI and Pharrell Blurred Lines
Q BEST VIDEO
Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams Get Lucky
David Bowie The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Manic Street Preachers Show Me The Wonder
Vampire Weekend Diane Young
Beady Eye Shine A Light
Q BEST ALBUM presented by Bose
David Bowie The Next Day
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City
Foals Holy Fire
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Biffy Clyro Opposites
Q BEST LIVE ACT
Mumford & Sons
The Stone Roses
Q BEST SOLO ARTIST presented by Citroen
Q BEST ACT IN THE WORLD TODAY
Q BEST EVENT
David Bowie at the V&A
Kraftwerk at Tate Modern
The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park
The Killers at Wembley Stadium & The Garage