- 09 Aug 18
The Northern Irish Music Prize is heading back to the iconic Ulster Hall Venue on November 15th.
Having started in 2013, the ceremony returns for a sixth year. The Prize seeks to celebrate all of the great music from Northern Irish artists.
Twelve albums have been shortlisted for the prize. An academy of over 100 industry and media moguls come together to choose the overall winner.
The event is coordinated by the Oh Yeah Music Centre, as a way of establishing artists to a wider artists. It also provides an insight into the face of modern music in Northern Ireland.
This year will include three new categories including Best Single, Best Live Act and the Oh Yeah Contenders Award for emerging acts. The shortlist will be announced in September when the public will be invited to take part in voting for the overall winner of Best Single.
Previous winners include a mix of established artists to musicians releasing their debut records. They include Foy Vance, SOAK and last years winner, Joshua Burnside. Burnside won the award for his album Ephrata . He has since raked up 2 million streams on Spotify and appeared at festivals like Reeperbahn and The Great Escape.
The winners will be announced on 15th November at the Ulster Hall event.