Q Magazine has today (July 3) announced that the 28th Q Awards will take place on October 17 at Camden’s Roundhouse. The Q Awards will once again feature a special post-awards gig and allow Q Magazine readers and fans access to the awards alongside the stars themselves. Both Wolf Alice and Idles have been confirmed to play the post-awards gig.
Speaking of the announcement, Ted Kessler, editor Q Magazine, commented: “I’m not being glib when I say that the date the Q staff most look forward to marking off the calendar is not their birthdays, nor even their annual holidays, it’s the Q Awards. Because the Q Awards is not just more fun than those events – though it is that too – but it’s our chance to gather together under the Roundhouse’s famous dome the most notable music makers from across genres and eras and thank them for the music that they continue to make. So I’m very excited to share this year’s date with everyone.
He continued: “Music’s tail is longer than ever. There’s so many ways to hear it now, but fewer places that filter the good stuff and tells you its story. We at Q feel that is our mission. The annual Q Awards is where we see that monthly quest made flesh for one night only, it’s where today’s newest stars get to be applauded by the great musical gods – and vice versa. I’m also really happy to have two of Britain’s most vibrant young live acts, in the shape of recent cover stars Wolf Alice and their maximum-aggro support Idles, performing after the awards. It’s going to be a brilliant night and I can’t wait to share the talent we have nominated and on the guestlist…But I must. I’ll be back in September with news about that.”
Speaking about their booking, Ellie Rowsell, Wolf Alice frontwoman, said: “We’ll approach it with lots of energy and a sense of fun.”
Pre-sale tickets to attend just the gig or the full-blown Q Awards and gig are available to Q subscribers, Roundhouse members and Wolf Alice’s mailing list from 9am on July 5. General sale starts 9am on 6 July via www.Qthemusic.com.
Tickets for the Q Awards 2018 will be on general sale 6 July and fans can buy tickets for the full Q Awards experience including post-awards gig, or just the gig featuring Idles and Wolf Alice.
Ticket details are as follows and will be available from www.qthemusic.com.
Gig and Awards £49 + booking fee | Doors Open: 16:25
Gig Only £30 + booking fee | Doors Open: 19:35
Details of the shortlist and voting will be announced shortly.