Q Magazine has revealed its 2018 host, Mo Gilligan. As one of the UK’s fastest rising comedians, it made sense to have Gilligan host the 28th Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio on 17th October 2018 at Camden’s Roundhouse. Gilligan’s comedy sketches have been regularly co-signed by some of the biggest names in international music, including Drake and Stormzy. His output regularly reaches millions of people across the web, television and the stage thanks to his high-energy style and stunning physicality. At the Q Awards 2018, attendees will see Mo’s comedic banter come out in full force, whilst he works a room full of the music industry’s biggest stars and fans.
Voting is now open for Q Awards 2018 via the magazine’s official website.
Ted Kessler, Editor Q Magazine said: “I’m not being glib when I say that the date the Q staff most look forward to marking off the calendar is not their birthdays, nor even their annual holidays, it’s the Q Awards. Because the Q Awards is not just more fun than those events – though it is that too – but it’s our chance to gather together under the Roundhouse’s famous dome the most notable music makers from across genres and eras and thank them for the music that they continue to make. So I’m very excited to share this year’s date with everyone.
“Music’s tail is longer than ever. There’s so many ways to hear it now, but fewer places that filter the good stuff and tells you its story. We at Q feel that is our mission. The annual Q Awards is where we see that monthly quest made flesh for one night only, it’s where today’s newest stars get to be applauded by the great musical gods – and vice versa. I’m also really happy to have two of Britain’s most vibrant young live acts, in the shape of recent cover stars Wolf Alice and their maximum-aggro support Idles, performing after the awards. It’s going to be a brilliant night and I can’t wait to share the talent we have nominated and on the guestlist…But I must. I’ll be back in September with news about that.”
Tickets to attend the Q Awards and the gig, as well as tickets to attend just the gig itself, are now sold out.
Last year’s winners are below:
Q Best Breakthrough Act Presented by Red Stripe – Rag’n’Bone Man
Q Best Live Act Presented by The Cavern Club – Liam Gallagher
Q Maverick Presented by the Roundhouse – Viv Albertine
Q Innovation In Sound Presented by Flare Audio – Wiley
Q Best Film Presented by Pretty Green – Bunch Of Kunst (Sleaford Mods)
Q Best Track Presented by Flare Audio – Kasabian – You’re In Love With A Psycho
Q Inspiration Award Presented by Three – Manic Street Preachers
Q Best Album Presented by The Box Plus Network – Gorillaz – Humanz
Q Best Solo Artist – Stormzy
Q Gibson Les Paul Award – Kelley Deal
Q Best Act In The World Today Presented by Buster + Punch – Ed Sheeran
Q Icon presented by BMW UK – Liam Gallagher
Q Awards in association with Absolute Radio will take place on 17th October 2018 in London.