Following its launch in March 2017, the Heavy Music Awards – the only fully independent, fully democratic programme of its kind – has established itself as one of the most exciting events on the heavy music calendar. A few days ago at a packed launch event at Gorilla in Manchester, the nominees for this year’s awards were announced.


The Heavy Music Awards shine a spotlight on artists, producers, venues, festivals and designers who’s incredible talent deserves the attention of the wider world. To achieve this, they have a judging panel of several hundred key music industry figures nominating the finalists, before the public votes on the winners. In 2017, they received almost 100,000 votes from the general public, every single one double opted-in.

This year’s Heavy Music Awards will take place at London’s KOKO on August 23rd. The event, which will later be shown exclusively on Scuzz TV is an opportunity for the rabble rousers, the game changers and fiercely passionate artists in the world of rock and metal to be celebrated.

Voting is open now at

Tickets for Heavy Music Awards 2018 are not available to purchase. If you are interested to attend the event, keep an eye on @heavymusicawds for your chance to win.

Heavy Music Awards 2018
23rd August 2018
KOKO London, UK