Finalists of Northamptonshire Local Music Awards revealed

Voting is open until Friday, August 26, with the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday, September 15.

By David Jackson
Monday, 11th July 2022, 6:49 pm
Updated Monday, 11th July 2022, 10:27 pm
Northamptonshire Music Awards.
Northamptonshire Music Awards.

Voting in the inaugural Northamptonshire Local Music Awards is open after organisers revealed the shortlist of candidates in each category.

More than 2,500 people nominated musicians and venues across 14 categories earlier this year following the launch of the event which organisers hope will become an annual date on the music calendar.

Awards director Tommy Gardner said: “Voting is open for the next seven weeks.

“There are voting forms on our website and winners will be decided solely on the amount of votes.

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    “If your favourite nominee has been shortlisted, I urge you to head over to the website and submit your vote as each vote really does make a difference.

    “Our shortlisting was overseen by Kerrie Cosh who had the very hard task of shortlisting just five finalists per category.

    “She has done a fantastic job in building a good mix of nominees across all the awards.”

    The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 15, at Northampton’s Deco Theatre, a venue steeped in music history having previously hosted gigs by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.

    Mr Gardner said: “The night will feature all of our award presentations, special guest presenters and also live performances from some of our best loved artists.”

    There will also be an Outstanding Contribution To Local Music award which will be decided independently by organisers but will be made to an individual that has gone above and beyond in support for the music scene within Northamptonshire.

    Voting is open until Friday, August 26 at 10pm via http://northamptonshiremusicawards.com

    Tickets for the awards ceremony on Thursday, September 15, are on sale from Friday, July 15 at 11am via www.thedeco.co.uk or by calling 01604 491005.

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