Now in its fifth year and firmly established as an important event in the city’s music calendar, The NMG Awards is a music awards initiative celebrating the achievements and potential of artists based in East Anglia and plays a key role in developing and encouraging young talent on their initial steps towards a career in music.
With nominations in categories from Best Breakthrough Artist to Best Folk, Roots or Country Artist, the competition attracts an array of original new music from young artists within a 50 mile radius of Cambridge. Categories are judged by a panel of music industry professionals from the local scene, with one decided by an audience vote.
Previous award winners have gone on to win artist development prizes, including slots at the Big Weekend and Secret Garden Party. Breakthrough Artist, Kelly Oliver’s song Rio was featured on BBC Television during the Summer Olympics and Best Folk, Roots or Country Artist winner, Mortal Tides is on the bill of Cambridge’s City Roots Festival in February.
This year’s stage performers include Alex Francis (recently completed a European tour with Melanie C), HUNTAR (originally from Newmarket, formerly known as Lewis Mokler and now signed to Warner Music), Searching Grey, Healyum, Heylate, Cumminz featuring Oscar Corney & Melody Causton, Ellie Dixon and The Catch.
Doors at 6:30pm, smart dress is encouraged.
More information: www.nmgawards.com
What’s Ons are broadcast across the day at 7.30, 10.30, 1.30 and 4.30, and at weekends.
To get your event included email: Karen Stringer