Sam Smith, Rita Ora and Kasabian announced for first ever Global Awards

Sam Smith, Rita Ora and Kasabian announced for first ever Global Awards

Sam Smith, Rita Ora, Kasabian, Andrea Bocelli and Martin Garrix have been confirmed to perform at the first ever Global Awards.

The star-studded event, which will be held at Hammersmith's Eventim Apollo on March 1, will bring together all Global’s radio stations including Capital, Capital XTRA, Heart, Classic FM, Smooth, Radio X, Gold and LBC. The public and a panel of industry experts will vote for The Global Awards. 

The categories and long lists for the public vote, will be announced this coming Wednesday (December 20) and categories will cover music, entertainment and news.

Ashley Tabor OBE, Global’s founder and executive president, said: “At Global, we’ve built some of the UK’s biggest radio stations and media brands. Through their reach, we’re in the privileged position of entertaining and engaging more than half the UK population every single week. This means we’re perfectly placed to create the biggest and best music and entertainment awards the UK has ever seen, supported by Global’s incredible listeners who will be voting for some of their favourite artists in popular categories.”

Global is Europe’s largest commercial radio business, home to the UK’s leading commercial radio brands and one of the UK’s largest news gathering organisations, Global’s newsroom. Global runs hundreds of the UK’s biggest and best music events and festivals every year, including Capital’s Summertime Ball at Wembley. 

The public vote for The Global Awards opens on Wednesday!  To be ready to vote, download the Global Player app or go to global.com/awards. Tickets for the event go on sale in January 2018.

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