Coldplay and The 1975 lead Q Award nominations
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 October 2016
Coldplay and The 1975 have dominated this year's StubHub Q Awards with four nominations each
Coldplay and The 1975 lead the nominations for the 2016 StubHub Q Awards with four nods between them.
The 'Hymn For The Weekend' hitmakers and British indie group - fronted by Matt Healy - dominate the awards, which sees them go head-to-head with Coldplay's 'A Head Full Of Dreams' and The 1975's 'I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It' in contention for Best Album.
Chris Martin's band have also been shortlisted for Best Video for 'Up&Up', Best Live Act and Best Act In The World Today and the 'Chocolate' group are also up for Best Track for 'Somebody Else', Best Video for 'A Change Of Heart' and Best Act In The World Today.
Elsewhere, Biff Clyro's 'Howl' and Bastille's 'Good Grief' will battle it out for Best Track along with Catfish And The Bottlemen's 'Twice' and Skepta's 'Man'.
Noel Gallagher, James Bay, Skepta, PJ Harvey and
Michael Kiwanuka make up the list of nominees for the prestigious Best Solo Artist gong.
David Bowie - who tragically died in January at the age of 69 from cancer - has also received a nomination for his final album 'Blackstar'.
As well as Coldplay and The 1975, the late 'Starman' hitmaker has competition from Bastille's 'Wild World' and 'Chaleur Humaine' by Christine and the Queens.
Irish rock legends U2 are up for Best Live Act and Best Act In The World Today.
The Best Breakthrough Act category has some strong contenders this year with the likes of Blossoms, Jack Garratt, Rat Boy, Christine and the Queens and Lady Leshurr all up for the prize.
And heavy rock titans Muse have two nods for Best Act In The World Today and Best Live Act.
The winners will be announced at a star-studded bash at The Roundhouse in London on November 2 and will see an exclusive performance from The Charlatans.
Voting is open now and music fans have until October 31 to cast their votes.
The full list of nominations for the 2016 StubHub Q Awards is as follows:
Q Best Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe
Let's Eat Grandma
Nothing But Thieves
Christine And The Queens
Q Best Track
Catfish And The Bottlemen - Twice
Biffy Clyro - Howl
Skepta - Man
Bastille - Good Grief
The 1975 - Somebody Else
Q Best Video presented by Boxplus
Coldplay - Up & Up
The 1975 - A Change Of Heart
Beyoncé - Formation
Wolf Alice - Lisbon
PJ Harvey - The Community Of Hope
Q Best Album presented by Absolute Radio
Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams
Bastille - Wild World
The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Christine And The Queens - Chaleur Humaine
David Bowie - Blackstar
Q Best Live Act presented by StubHub
Q Best Solo Artist presented by Help Musicians UK
Q Best Act In The World Today presented by The Cavern Club