Wednesday, 10 April 2013

RELENTLESS KERRANG! AWARDS CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH NEW VENUE AND HOST




AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE AT THE TROXY, EAST LONDON ON THURSDAY 13 JUNE


POP PUNK LEGEND MARK HOPPUS JOINS SCOTT IAN TO HOST


OPEN VOTING BEGINS TODAY!!




 
Kerrang! Magazine – the UK’s biggest selling music weekly – has today announced that this year’s Relentless Kerrang! Awards will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with a brand new venue and co-host! Renowned East London venue the Troxy will host this year’s Awards on Thursday 13 June, giving the event a classic edge and extra spark for its 20th year!


To celebrate the 20th anniversary and to help christen the new venue, Kerrang! is thrilled to announce that pop punk legend and former Blink 182 member Mark Hoppus will debut his hosting skills at this year’s event. Mark will join Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian (who has co-hosted for the last five years) to hold court on the night and to ensure the Awards get off to a debaucherous and legendary initiation at The Troxy.


"I'm always excited about hosting the Relentless Kerrang! Awards but this year I am not only excited but also honoured to be hosting the 20th anniversary of this prestigious event” says Scott Ian. “And by prestigious event I mean an excessive over-the-top over-indulgent bacchanalian blowout of epic proportions. And I have a new co-host this year, my pal Mark Hoppus. Let's party!”


Open voting for the Relentless Kerrang! Awards starts today via www.kerrang.com and Kerrang! Magazine, giving rock fans the chance to put forward their suggestions for a number of exciting categories, including a new one for 2013 – Best Event.  Other categories include Best International Newcomer (presented by The Troxy), Best Single, Best Video, Best Album, Best Live Band (presented by Relentless), and Best International Band (presented by Impericon).


“It’s been a thrilling year for the music Kerrang! loves,” says Kerrang! Editor James McMahon. “Whether on a global scale, or at a grass roots level, rock has thrived in the twelve months that have passed since the last time we all got together in a room and acted like lawless barbarians. It’s for this reason that our awards exist. To bestow praise and reward on music which matters, which so rarely gets acclaim from outside its own scene. I can’t wait to see who the fans – who are the bedrock of everything good about everything Kerrang! does – vote to gain immortality this year!”


Relentless Energy Drink will headline sponsor the event for the 5th year.  Commenting on the partnership, Sam Grant from Relentless said, “Relentless and Kerrang! both stand for great music that matters and we’re looking forward to rewarding those special creators and performers that embody it by being part of the greatest night in rock.”


Renowned as one of the most exciting and rock ’n’ roll events in the UK music industry calendar, the Relentless Kerrang! Awards always attracts the biggest and best names in rock & metal and is committed to putting on an unforgettable evening. Open voting for the awards will close on 3 May.


Relentless Kerrang! Awards Categories:


Best British Newcomer presented by Old J Spiced Rum
Best International Newcomer presented by Troxy
Best Single
Best Album
Best Video
Best Live Band presented by Relentless
Best International Band presented by Impericon
Best British Band
Best TV Show
Best Video Game
Best Film
Best Comedian
Tweeter Of The Year
Hottest Female
Hottest Male
Best Festival
Best Event


www.relentlessenergy.com and www.kerrang.com
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