We’re pleased to team up with the Northern Ireland Music Prize to host the public vote for the Best Live Act and Best Single awards at this year’s event.
Taking place at Belfast’s iconic Ulster Hall on Thursday, November 7th, this year’s prize will see the return of four individual awards: the aforementioned Best Live Act and Best Single awards, as well as the Oh Yeah Contender award and the main Best Album prize.
Nominators chosen from sectors including music journalism, radio, podcasts, blogs, festival and event programmers, music retail, promoters, live music venues, as well as key influencers from elsewhere in the arts, were invited to contribute and 80 have now returned their votes for Best Live, Best Single, Best Album and The Oh Yeah Contender Award.
The shortlists for the Best Album and the Oh Yeah Contender Prize (will be in association with BBC Music Introducing Across The Line and the shortlist will also go to public vote via BBC platforms) are as follows:
Arvo Party – II
Beauty Sleep – Be Kind
Blue Whale – Process
Conor Mason – On The Surface
Cormac Neeson – White Feather
Pat Dam Smyth – The Last King
Runabay – Between The Lines
Ryan Vail and Elma Orkestra – Borders
Saint Sister – Shape of Silence
Sam Wickens – All I’ve Seen
Soak – Grim Town
Two Door Cinema Club – False Alarm
Oh Yeah Contender Prize
Strange New Places
The winner of The Oh Yeah Contender Award will receive a cash prize of £1,000 from the Oh Yeah Centre and the BBC is offering an opportunity to perform BBC Introducing Live, including travel and accommodation. Winners of Best Live and Best Single will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and the best album will receive £3,000.
See below for the shortlists and public voting forms for Best Live Act and Best Single
Best Live Act
Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra
Best Single Shortlist
Amy Montgomery – Tree Song
Brand New Friend – I Was An Astronaut
Bui – Something Else To Talk About
Documenta – The Blue Sleep
Hand Models – Banana
Jealous Of The Birds – Blue Eyes
Joshua Burnside – Desert Wine
Junk Drawer – Year Of The Sofa
Kitt Philippa – Grace
Kitt Philippa – You
New Pagans – It’s Darker
ROE – Down Days
See below for voting forms. One vote per person per award. Provided contact info will not be shared.
Vote closes at midnight on November 6th.
Go here for full information.