Thursday 21 September 2017

Arcade Fire up for Q Awards prize

Arcade Fire performing on the Main Stage at the Reading Festival. The band is up for a Q Award
Arcade Fire performing on the Main Stage at the Reading Festival. The band is up for a Q Award

Rapper turned soul star Plan B and chart-topping band Arcade Fire are among the acts hoping for success at today's Q Awards.

They are each up for three awards at the annual bash thrown by the music magazine.

Reunited indie guitar group Suede, famed for chart hits such as Trash, Animal Nitrate and Stay Together, will be handed the Q Inspiration title.

Mercury Music Prize-winners The xx are one of several acts with two nominations, including Florence And The Machine, Kasabian and Mumford & Sons. Muse, Gorillaz and Biffy Clyro are also up for a pair of awards.

Plan B is up for best album for The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, breakthrough act and best male, while Arcade Fire will compete for best album with The Suburbs, best video and best act in the world.

Plan B also has a hand in another nomination, as he provided vocals for Chase And Status's End Credits which is up for best video.

Also up for best album at the event - officially called the Q Awards 2010 With Russian Standard Vodka - are Plastic Beach by Gorillaz, Paul Weller's Wake Up The Nation and The National's High Violet.

The awards, taking place at London's Grosvenor House, introduce three new categories - best male, best female and next big thing.

Comic Al Murray will host the show for a second year.

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