The NMG Awards judges met at the Cambridge Junction on Thursday, 26th September to complete the short list process. From the 63 artists included on the short list they had to whittle those down to a top four in each category.
The judging criteria includes the artists recorded music (each artist on the long list was asked to submit one track representative of their sound), connection with fans, social media presence, live performance ability, success to date and potential to achieve in the future.
All artists who have made the nominations short list are automatically invited for free to the NMG Awards ceremony on Thursday, 24th October and stand a chance of winning on the night. We’d love as many artists as possible to attend but regrettably can’t offer free entry to everyone so we will be offering discounted tickets to all those artists who don’t make the next stage, these will be priced at £2 per person.
Tickets for the event will be available to the public priced £5.
We are really pleased with the response and support the NMG Awards have received from the artists involved and the wider music community. The general standard on all the artists on the long list was very high and so it was very difficult to narrow the categories down.
All the artists in the original long list go forward to be nominated in the Audience Choice category.
Announcements will be made on our social network platforms about guests who will be presenting the awards on the night as well as artists selected to perform live.
The Short List
There are twelve categories including one which includes all nominees listed below and will be open to voting by the public
Best Male Solo Artist
Best Female Solo Artist
Best Folk / Roots Artist
Best Indie Group
Best Pop Artist
Best Rock Group
Best Alternative Group
Best Urban / Dance Artist
Best Group – 18 and under
Best Solo Artist – 18 and under
Voting for the Audience Choice award will take place on the NMG Awards Facebook page. Voting will open on Thursday, 10th October and run for two weeks.
Elliot Porter & The Missing Pieces
From The Sticks
Jon Hart Band
Just William & The Outlaws
Lost Boys Club
Music and Spies
Ollie and Will
Should Be Kings
Soft Like Camel
The Hot Lights
Three Patch Problem