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Palaye Royale to play intimate London charity gig

The band take to the stage ahead of the Heavy Music Awards, raising funds for Nordoff Robbins.

One of the most exciting rock bands in the world right now, Palaye Royale will play a one-off London show in the run up to this year’s Heavy Music Awards.

The band take to the stage at The Borderline, London on Monday 17 June 2019 with support from Black Futures.

The Canadian trio released their second studio album Boom Boom Room (Side B) last September to critical acclaim.

Tickets for the show will be priced at £20 and all proceeds will be donated to music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Nordoff Robbins is a registered UK charity, dedicated to helping isolated and vulnerable people through music therapy. You can find out more about the work Nordoff Robbins does on their official website.

Tickets for the show will be available from 09:00 on Thursday 6 June 2019, through our friends at TicketWeb 

Last month the shortlist for this year’s outing of the annual Heavy Music Awards was unveiled. Pulled together by a huge panel of industry insiders and experts, the nominees represent a wide range of alternative music across the globe.

Winners will be revealed at a star-studded ceremony at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town on 22 August 2019, celebrating the best of the past 12 months.


Here are those nominees in full:

The Heavy Music Awards 2019 nominees

Best Album
Architects – Holy Hell
Black Peaks – All That Divides
Ghost – Prequelle
Idles – Joy as an Act of Resistance
Judas Priest – Firepower
Parkway Drive – Reverence
Turnstile – Time & Space

Best UK Band
Black Peaks
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
While She Sleeps

Best International Band
Parkway Drive
Twenty One Pilots

Best Live Band
Bring Me The Horizon
Enter Shikari
Fever 333
Parkway Drive

Best UK Breakthrough Band
Dream State
Holding Absence
Parting Gift
Sleep Token

Best International Breakthrough Band
Allen Weaponry
Bad Wolves
Fever 333
The Faim

Best Producer
Tom Dalgety
Romesh Dodangoda
Lewis Johns
Nick Raskulinecz
Andy Sneap
Dan Weller
Will Yip

Best Festival
2000trees Festival
Bloodstock Open Air
Download Festival
Hellfest Open Air
Slam Dunk Festival
Wacken Open Air

Best Photographer
Derek Bremner
Thomas Lisle Coe-Brooker
Corinne Cumming
Paul Harries
Jennifer McCord
Tom Pullen
Ester Segarra

Best Album Artwork
Architects – Holy Hell
Behemoth – I Loved You at Your Darkest
Boston Manor – Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Bullet For My Valentine – Gravity
Don Broco – Technology
Ghost – Prequelle
Judas Priest – Firepower

The Heavy Music Awards recognise the best in alternative music, both homegrown and internationally, and celebrate the diversity of the scene.

The shortlisted bands, albums, producers, artists, events and photographers have been selected by an impressive panel of industry insiders, representing the top tier from hundreds of submissions.

Last year, we caught up with Heavy Music Awards winners Milk Teeth, Architects and While She Sleeps during the ceremony at London’s KOKO.

California crossover sensation The Fever 333 headlined the show, which also included sets by Milk Teeth, Black Peaks and Coldbones.

Fans can win tickets for the award ceremony, taking to London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town, by voting for their favourites.

Head to the official Heavy Music Awards website to cast a vote.

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