Voting Open for Best Live Act 2018

Voting is now open for AIM Independent Music Awards’ Best Live Act of 2018, sponsored by Songkick. The winner is decided by the public and voting closes on Friday 3rd August. You can vote for your favourite live act at Songkick.

The Best Live Act nominees will be announced on August 7th, with the winners announced at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2018 ceremony, taking place at The Brewery, Clerkenwell on 4th September.

Representing the full spectrum of independent acts, this year’s longlist for Best Live Act 2018 features a typically eclectic array of incredible artists. The acts nominated this year are: Alvvays, Aphex Twin, Bonobo, Brutus, Cassia, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christine & The Queens, Confidence Man, Cosmo Sheldrake, Courtney Barnett, DAWN, DMA’s, Dream Wife, Erasure, Fantastic Negrito, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gengahr, Hinds, Hookworms, IDLES, Jack White, Jungle, Kamaal Williams, Kamasi Washington, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, King Krule, Marlon Williams, Mogwai, Mykki Blanco, Newton Faulkner, ODESZA, Pale Waves, Rex Orange County, Shame, SOPHIE, Starcrawler, Steps, The Comet Is Coming, The Darkness, The National, The Physics House Band, The Sherlocks, Tom Misch, Wolf Alice and Young Fathers.

In addition to the previously announced returning host Mistajam (BBC Radio 1), AIM are pleased to introduce co-host Sharon Carpenter, presenter of the hugely popular live quiz show app HQ. Sharon’s background in music includes a stint working closely with music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, helping to launch his network, REVOLT TV as the main news presenter.

“I am so excited to be co-hosting the AIM Awards,” says Sharon. “Music has always played such a massive role in my life, so to have the opportunity to celebrate the best of the best in independent music – it’s just so amazing. Independent music is the backbone of the industry, with its creativity, innovation and courage to break the rules. It’s going to be a fantastic night as we recognise the many accomplishments of these bold artists. I can’t wait!”

Tickets for this years ceremony are selling fast, with platinum tickets now completely sold out. Gold and silver tickets are still on sale, so be sure to purchase yours while they’re still available. Prices start from just £115+VAT for AIM members. Tickets include three course dinner, drinks receptions, live performances and access to the after party. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit our website.