Following a glittering fifth anniversary celebration in 2017, the New Music Generator (NMG) Awards take to the road to be held outside Cambridge for the very first time as Suffolk’s premiere venue The Apex welcomes musicians from across East Anglia for a night to celebrate the achievements of the regions music scene on Friday, 7th September 2018.
Once again, over 100 artists are nominated across 9 categories including Male & Female Solo, 18 & Under, Alternative, Rock, Electronic & Experimental and Indie. These, along with Breakthrough Artist and Breakout Artist will be judged by a panel including Cambridge Junction promoter Gary Brown who sits on the panel for a sixth consecutive year and will be alongside Neil Jones (Cambridge Live), Phil Pethybridge (Neon Street), Helen Meissner (Folkstock) and brand new judge Graeme Mac (BBC Introducing in Suffolk).
The public will once again choose their favourite artist in the Audience Choice category and will also get their say as those who provide vital help to the music scene are recognised once again as awards for Best Studio, Producer and Small Venue (under 250 capacity) return.
To be eligible for a nomination, nominees have to be based within either Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire and be featured with a new release on the New Music Generator radio programme between last year’s ceremony and 31st May 2018.
The New Music Generator airs on Cambridge 105 Radio online, on digital and on 105 FM every Wednesday evening from 7pm and is also available as a podcast.
The NMG Awards 2018 are sponsored by Curve Motion, Homegrown Music Festival, Crooks Hall Studios and The Hunter Club and are supported by Cambridge 105 Radio and The Apex.
Tickets are available from 10am on Wednesday, 25th July via the Apex website: www.theapex.co.uk
Nominated artists tickets are £7 and general tickets (located in the balcony) are £10.