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Heavy Music Awards Moves to May for 2020, Returns to O2 Forum Kentish Town

The Heavy Music Awards will move to May for its fourth annual celebration, returning once again to London’s 2,300 capacity O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 21 May 2020.

Having taken place in late August from 2017 to 2019, the event is now situated at the front end of the European festival season, and closer to the previous calendar year which forms the basic criteria for entry.

HMAs co-founder Dave Bradley said, “HMA19 was a huge success at the O2 Forum – the entire team is superb and the venue worked perfectly for the Heavy Music Awards. We’re excited to return to Kentish Town with some great new additions to the day to create an even more memorable event for attendees, and even more value for our amazing sponsors and supporters.”

With the new timetable, the nominations and public voting process will now take place much earlier in the year. Exact dates – as well as the line-up for HMA20 and details of the Young Photographer of the Year 2020 competition – will be announced in due course.

 


 

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Heavy Music Awards 2019 Heads to O2 Forum Kentish Town

The Heavy Music Awards is set to expand once again with the third annual event set to hit London’s famous O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 22 August 2019.

The move to the 2,300 capacity venue represents rapid growth for the HMAs. Having made stops at both House of Vans and Koko, the event has now effectively tripled in size since it launched just 20 months ago, becoming one of the biggest awards events for rock music on earth.

Eral Hassan, General Manager, O2 Forum Kentish Town, said: “We are so thrilled to be the venue of choice for the Heavy Music Awards 2019 and looking forward to going that extra mile with Dave and Andy to showcase the very best aspects of such a wonderful ceremony with our production capabilities in staging large-scale live events. We’ll be welcoming world-class artists to our stage to come together and celebrate the very best talent and music in the scene right now. We are also extremely proud to sponsor the Best Live Band category and support the most highly respected artists in the heavy music genre.”

HMAs co-founder Dave Bradley added, “HMA18 was a big step up for us in terms of event and global reach. The organic growth has been excellent but we’re constantly looking for ways to build the audience and offer more value to our finalists, winners and partners.

“The democratic voting process has been a powerful foundation from which to build the HMAs. It’s obviously positive to see the HMAs being shared by the likes of Metallica, Architects and Bring Me The Horizon, as the trickle down is tangible for newer artists – but we want to do more to help heavy music in any way we can.

“Moving to the O2 Forum Kentish Town helps us to expand that offering, and of course welcome even more people to celebrate heavy music together. We are ecstatic to be working with Eral, Zoya and the O2 Forum team, and to welcome them as sponsors of our Best Live Band category.”

 

Ticketmaster Returns for Second Year as Official Ticketing Partner

In addition, global sales and distribution giant Ticketmaster has signed up as Official Ticketing Partner for a second year, bringing their market leading expertise to the HMAs as the event once again makes use of the innovative Universe system.

Andrew Parsons, MD Ticketmaster UK, said: “Ticketmaster is proud to sponsor the Heavy Music Awards 2019 for the second year running.

“Heavy music fans are unrivalled in their passion and dedication, and hands down some of the best crowds we have ever come across. As the number one destination for heavy music fans we work with the likes of Bullet For my Valentine, Iron Maiden and Metallica, right alongside up-and-comers Milk Teeth and Sleep Token. The future is bright for heavy music, and we’re honoured to be a part of it.”

Further information regarding the event – including how to get tickets and the full line-up – will be announced in 2019.

 

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