The NI Music Prize has announced that it will be broadcasting its ceremony and live show online this year for obvious reasons.
The stream will be broadcast from the Oh Yeah Music Centre on Thursday November 12th at 8pm.
The show will feature live performances from Arborist, Careerist, Joshua Burnside, Kitt Philippa, Phil Kieran and Sasha Samara.
Rigsy (DJ & Broadcaster) and Gemma Bradley (Presenter, BBC ATL Introducing) will present the show and their guest contributors, with live announcements and presentations as well as some previously unseen footage including the Snow Patrol performance from last year’s event at the Ulster Hall.
The awards include Best Album supported by PPL, Best Single supported by Help Musicians, the Oh Yeah Contender Award in association with ATL Introducing and Best Live Act.
The winners of three categories will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 and £3,000 will go to the winner of Best Album. A panel will decide Best Album on Nov 12th and voting is now open to the public for the other three shortlists. Voting closes on Nov 11th at midnight.
The NI Music Prize is supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland, PPL, YouTube Music, Help Musicians and Belfast City Council.For more info on shortlists, voting and process go to nimusicprize.com
The Shortlisted Acts are:
Best Album supported by PPL
Arborist – A Northern View
Arvo Party – Love Above All
Careerist – Weird Hill
Ciaran Lavery – Plz Stay, bb
Joel Harkin – Never Happy
Junk Drawer – Ready For The House
Kitt Philippa – Human
Malojian – Humm
Our Krypton Son – Modern Ruins
Phil Kieran – Life Cycling
The Darkling Air – Ancestor
The Lost Brothers – After the Fire After the Rain
Best Single supported by Help Musicians:
Arborist – Here Comes The Devil
Bicep – Atlas
Cherym – Abigail
Joshua Burnside – The Only Thing I Fear
New Pagans – Charlie Has The Face Of A Saint
Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra – Love
Oh Yeah Contender Award in Association with ATL Introducing
Best Live Act
And So I Watch You From Afar
Ryan Vail & Elma Orkestra