The AIM Independent Music Awards have announced that voting for the Best Live Act 2017 is now open.
The award show, hosted by Songkick, is to be held on Tuesday, 5 September. The voting for the award closes at 5pm on June 27 2017.
The acts that have been nominated for the Best Live Act can be found below:
Christine and the Queens
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Ibibio Sound Machine
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Public Service Broadcasting
Run The Jewels
The Black Angels
The Comet Is Coming
The Flaming Lips
The Japanese House
The Lemon Twigs
You Me At Six
Taking place once again at The Brewery in London, the 2017 AIM Awards will be held on Tuesday, September 5, as the industry gathers to recognise and celebrate the very best the independent music scene has to offer.
Last year saw grime icon Stormzy honoured with the AIM Innovator award, while Roisin Murphy received the Outstanding Contribution To Music award and XL Recordings’ Richard Russell picked up the Pioneer award.
New additions to this year’s judging panel include A.Dot (BBC 1Xtra), Alex Hoffman (Vice), Carl Loben (DJMag), Julie Adenuga (Beats1), Laura Snapes (Pitchfork, Guardian, Uncut), Matt Stocks (Scuzz TV), Maya Jama (RinseFM) and Merlin Alderslade (Metal Hammer). You can view the list of judges in full below, along with this year’s category line-up.
“I’m honoured to be hosting this year’s AIM Awards alongside my fellow Radio 1 DJ MistaJam,” commented Clara Amfo. “The ceremony is an important part of the music industry’s awards calendar and a true celebration for new and independent talent.”
Lara Baker, AIM Awards organiser, said of this year’s event: “This will be the seventh year we’ve celebrated the outstanding talent and world-leading A&R of the UK’s independent sector and, come September 5, we’ll be honouring another diverse and exciting list of incredible artists and labels. The UK independent sector is home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative artists and entrepreneurs, working across every possible genre, and the AIM Awards is a special moment to come together and celebrate their success.”
By Will Nicolaides