Following its launch in March 2017, the Heavy Music Awards – the only fully independent, fully democratic programme of its kind on earth – has established itself as one of the most exciting events on the heavy music calendar.
The HMAs shine a spotlight on artists, producers, venues, festivals and designers who’s incredible talent deserves the attention of the wider world. To achieve this, we have a judging panel of several hundred key music industry figures nominating the finalists, before the public votes on the winners. In 2017, we received almost 100,000 votes from the general public, every single one double opted-in.
The finalists for HMA18 will be announced at Gorilla, Manchester on 25 April 2018.
The winners will be announced at KOKO, London on 23 August 2018.