Info & Tickets


The 7th annual AIM Awards will take place on Tuesday 5th September 2017, at The Brewery in Clerkenwell.  This year, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo will co-host the event with AIM Awards judge and previous host, Mistajam.

The nominees for the AIM Awards 2017 have now been revealed! Click here to view this year’s nominated artists.

Now in its seventh year, the AIM Awards is proud to have honoured a wide array of extraordinary independent artists, labels and industry figures including: Björk, Stormzy, Adele, The Prodigy, London Grammar, Richie Hawtin, Wolf Alice, Billy Bragg, Christine and The Queens, Enter Shikari, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, First Aid Kit, Alt-J, SBTRKT, Daughter, Alcopop!, 4AD, Hyperdub, Transgressive, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Martin Mills (Beggars Group), Daniel Miller (Mute), Laurence Bell (Domino),  & many more!

The AIM Awards boasts a uniquely varied selection of nominees and winners, with artists, labels and festivals from all genres in with an equal chance of recognition. This diversity is something we are very proud of and we will continue to shine a light on the incredible talent coming out of the independent community.

After Party

Tickets for the AIM Awards are now sold out but you can still join us at the AIM Awards afterparty! The Afterparty will take place at The Brewery from 10.30pm, immediately after the AIM Awards ceremony finishes, and tickets are available now.

Take a look at our excellent line-up of DJs, who will be spinning independent party classics until the early hours!

10.30pm- Drowned in Sound
12.00am- Transgressive Soundsystem DJs
1.15am- Dave McLean (Django Django)

AIM Awards afterparty tickets will sell out in advance, so get yours today and celebrate a great year for independent music with your team. Join us as we celebrate and party with independent labels, artists and industry leaders. Get your tickets HERE!

Afterparty tickets cost £15+VAT (£18) pp and allow access from 10.30pm to close (3am).

Here are some highlights from the AIM Independent Music Awards 2016:

Little Simz at the AIM Awards 2016 Stormzy Innovator Award winner 2016
2016’s hosts, Radio X’s John Kennedy and BBC Radio1’s MistaJam Damon Albarn with XL Recordings’ Richard Russell
Alvvays performing at the AIM Awards 2015 Noel Gallagher presenting an AIM Award
Wolf Alice – Independent Breakthrough Twin B & Huw Stephens
The AIM Awards lights! FKA twigs, Track of the Year 2015
Oscar opening the AIM Awards 2016 Julie Adenuga, Stormzy & Twin B

Click here to see the full gallery of the 2016 AIM Independent Music Awards