Saturday 16 December 2017

High-flying Noel Gallagher and Ed Sheeran right on Q at prestigious music magazine awards

Noel Gallagher and wife Sara MacDonald attending the Q Awards.
Noel Gallagher and wife Sara MacDonald attending the Q Awards.
Ed Sheeran

Kerri-Ann Roper

Ed Sheeran, Noel Gallagher, James Bay and Duran Duran have all triumphed at this year's Q Awards.

The awards, held by the prestigious music magazine in association with Absolute Radio, saw a host of stars being honoured at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin attended the event and presented former Oasis star Noel Gallagher with the Best Album Award for 'High Flying Birds'.

Florence + The Machine took home Best Video while Ed Sheeran was named Best Solo Artist.

The magazine's readers voted The Libertines' Gunga Din, their first new song in 11 years, as Best Track.

Matt Mason, senior editor of Q magazine, said: "Q magazine and the Q Awards are about seeking out and celebrating great music and the people who make it.

"It's been an incredibly exciting year for music, particularly in the UK, and today's winners reflect that.

Here is a list of winners:

Q Best New Act presented by Orange Amplification: James Bay

Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio: The Libertines - Gunga Din

Q Best Album presented by JBL: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday

Q Best Video: Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck

Q Hero: Mark Ronson

Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club: Royal Blood

Q Classic Album: Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroen: Ed Sheeran

Q Innovation in Sound presented by Sony Xperia: Gary Numan

Q Best Act In The World Today presented by Queen Bohemian Lager: Foals

Q Outstanding Contribution to Music: New Order

Q Classic Single - Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody

Q Icon: Duran Duran

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