Fireball Join HMA19 as Best International Breakthrough Band Sponsor

“What you have here is a smooth liqueur with whisky and a fiery kick of red hot cinnamon. Forged during one of the coldest Canadian winters on record, it tastes like heaven, burns like hell. What happens next is up to you…”

Fireball has signed up for the Heavy Music Awards 2019 as sponsor of the Best International Breakthrough Band category.

Fireball UK Brand Manager James Pattinson said, “We’re delighted to be fuelling the Heavy Music Awards in 2019. We’re big fans of what the HMAs are achieving in the heavy music scene – a real awards event by and for the people who make the scene so great, and are very happy to be supporting them.

“Having worked in this space for the last few years we felt a real brand alignment, so I’m looking forward to enjoying a couple of ice cold shots of Fireball at their kick-ass event at the O2 Forum in August with some of the most engaged music fans around!”

HMAs co-founder Andy Pritchard said, “We’re so excited to have Fireball joining the party for 2019 – they’re a brand that has built an undeniably strong link with heavy music over many years, and their approach to engaging with music fans in a positive way sits perfectly alongside our own. This partnership is another huge step forward for the Heavy Music Awards.”

The Best International Breakthrough category was won by Knocked Loose in 2018.

Find out more about Fireball at their website here and from all of us – whether it’s at the HMAs or any other time, please drink responsibly.

Heavy Music Awards Return for 2018

The dust has barely settled on the first ever Heavy Music Awards, but today we are very excited to announce the event will return in 2018 with a full programme across the calendar year which will shine an even brighter light on the heavy music scene’s incredible talent both on and off stage.

Earlier this year, the inaugural HMAs received almost 100,000 votes from the public and crowned its first winners in August – Architects (Best Album), Enter Shikari (Best Live Band), Ghost (Best Album Artwork), Black Sabbath (Best UK Band), Gojira (Best International Band), I Prevail (Best Breakthrough Band), O2 Academy Brixton (Best Venue), Ben Gibson (Best Photographer), Download Festival (Best Festival), and Fredrik Nordström + Henrik Udd (Best Producer).

We’re not giving the whole game away just yet, but we can reveal HMA18 will once again take place in London on Thursday 23 August 2018, with a number of additional announcements due in the coming months.

New Categories

We’ve also given the categories a little reworking to underline our philosophy of giving exposure to up-and-coming artists alongside the established heavyweights. With that in mind, we’ve split the Best Breakthrough Band category in two – to create Best UK Breakthrough Band and Best International Breakthrough Band.

In addition, with more and more festival goers travelling abroad, we have opened nominations for Best Festival to the whole world.

We’ll be back with more announcements very, very soon.

Heavy Music Awards 2017

Creeper headlined HMA17 at House of Vans London



Sponsorship Opportunities

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities for HMA18, please email team@heavymusicawards.com or call 01277 356200.

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