NEWS: Voting opens to the public for AIM Best Live Act Award 2

NEWS: Voting opens to the public for AIM Best Live Act Award

The Association of Independent Music (AIM) are holding their sixth awards show on 6th September at The Brewery in London, hosted by Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC Radio 1 Xtra’s Mistajam.  In the past the awards have recognised a number of independent artists, such as Björk, Skepta, Edwyn Collins and Flying Lotus, while also honouring labels like Transgressive and Alcopop.

This year, visitors to Songkick can vote for who they want to win in the category of Best Live Act.  In previous years the gong has gone to acts as diverse as All Time Low, Enter Shikari and Frank Turner.  The list for 2016 boasts 51 entrants signed to independent labels, spanning a multitude of genres.  The public will be able to vote for their favourite act; see the full list of nominated artists below.

Voting ends on 27th June at 5pm, with the final nominees being announced in August.  Visit the Songkick website to cast your vote.

Full list of acts nominated for AIM Best Live Act Award 2016:

  • Babymetal
  • Badbadnotgood
  • Bear’s Den
  • Beartooth
  • Bombino
  • Caravan Palace
  • Charles Bradley
  • Christine and the Queens
  • Courtney Barnett
  • Eagulls
  • Enter Shikari
  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Ezra Furman
  • Fat White Family
  • Father John Misty
  • Field Music
  • Fink
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • FKA twigs
  • Flamingods
  • Flume
  • Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes
  • Gavin James
  • Ghostpoet
  • Half Moon Run
  • John Grant
  • Jungle
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Louis Berry
  • Mac DeMarco
  • Major Lazer
  • Mogwai
  • Motley Crue
  • Nils Frahm
  • Public Service Broadcasting
  • Roisin Murphy
  • Run the Jewels
  • Savages
  • Steven Wilson
  • Stormzy
  • Sunset Sons
  • Swans
  • The Courteeners
  • The Heavy
  • The Temperance Movement
  • Underworld
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Wolf Alice
  • Yann Tiersen
  • Yeasayer

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