Party Hard with Emo Night UK at HMA18

The official HMA18 after-party will be hosted by Emo Night UK.

Since their New York launch in 2015 under the Emo Night Brooklyn banner, the club night hosts have quickly expanded across the United States, Europe and into the UK.

And now KOKO awaits their emo and pop-punk DJ team on August 23.

Emo Night will follow The Fever 333 on stage to lead the HMA18 celebrations through until 1am.

George Powell, from Emo Night UK, said: “We’re absolutely stoked to be working with the Heavy Music Awards this year and honoured to have been asked to throw the after-party at KOKO. 

“It’s vital for us that we align ourselves with brands that share our ethos and love for the alternative music culture and the HMAs do just that. 

“The bands that are playing and have been nominated for awards are always on our playlists so this seemed like a perfect fit for us. We’re both relatively new to the world. 

“Our first event was less than a year ago so this could be the start of a blossoming relationship. Roll on the 23rd August! I don’t think anyone is ready for what we’re bringing and we cannot wait!”

Andy Pritchard, Co-Founder of the Heavy Music Awards, said: “It’s definitely a fact that when you’re up, Emo Night will keep you up and we’re really pleased to have them on our HMA18 after-party.

“It’s going to be an epic night.”

Find out more about Emo Night here

HMAs Support ‘Love Music Hate Racism’ Campaign

A campaign which champions cultural and racial diversity through music has partnered with the Heavy Music Awards 2018.

Since its formation in 2002, Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) has continued to tackle racism by raising awareness at hundreds of live music events across the UK.

With strong links across all genres, LMHR gigs have welcomed artists including Ms Dynamite, Kasabian, Hard-Fi, Babyshambles, Akala, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Estelle, The View, Lethal Bizzle, Kano, Roll Deep and Basement Jaxx.

Some of the current focuses for LMHR campaign include an increase in Islamophobia, anti-migrant racism and hostility towards refugees in Britain and across Europe.

The movement also works with upcoming talent to reach crowds at local venues with their positive message of hope and to offer places for “vibrant celebration of our multicultural and multiracial society”.

Speaking about the new collaboration with the HMAs, Chris Ruff of LMHR said: “LMHR’s history is steeped in heavy music dating back to its ‘Rock Against Racism’ days and it’s a pleasure to be teaming-up with the Heavy Music Awards. With great synergy between them and their other partners, they continue to challenge the status quo and support diversity, universally.”

HMAs co-founder Andy Pritchard said, “With the Heavy Music Awards we are trying to build something that means more than just a celebration of great music. We care deeply about the HMAs being a champion for diversity in all its forms, and partnering with a great organisation like LMHR is a big part of that mission.”

To find out more or to make a donation click here

Believe Pledges Support for Heavy Music Awards 2018

Believe Distribution Services is supporting the Heavy Music Awards for a second year.

The company – which offers a range of “smart” marketing and distribution services to labels and artists across the world – has signed up as Industry Supporter for the Awards in 2018.

Believe offers a range of services within music across online distribution, trade marketing, video and unique synchronisation services.

Their client list includes Xtra Mile, One Little Indian, UNFD, Earache, and Season of Mist.

Agnes Kopberg, Office & Communications Manager at Believe, said: “Here at Believe, we are delighted to return as sponsors of the HMAs in its second year.

“The awards are a fantastic beacon and shining example of what the heavy music community can achieve when it works together.

“Add to that the fact that the voting process is purely democratic, we couldn’t be happier to be lending our support again this year.”

Andy Pritchard, Co-Founder of the Heavy Music Awards, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Believe back to the Heavy Music Awards for a second year.

“We hope our partnership will continue to flourish for many years to come.”

Believe has more than 400 employees globally with offices in France, UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

For more information, visit believemusic.com

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