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Magna, Rotherham
02 July 2019

*Tickets to the awards are non-refundable. You will be contacted by email regarding menu options and dietary requirements.

About the Awards

Magna Science & Adventure
02 July 2019

Following the big success of the inaugural event last summer, the Rotherham Music Awards are back for 2019.


The awards were launched in spring last year to recognise the musical talent that Rotherham has, and to highlight those who work tirelessly to support the development of musicians or create opportunities for performers. 


Last year, solo artists, bands, venues, schools, teachers, and composers were all recognised with awards, including Simon Hartley from music festival BeanFest who won the prestigious ‘Music Champion of the Year’ award.


The 2018 awards dinner – hosted by Rother FM’s very own Stewart Nicholson -  was held at the Magna Science & Adventure centre and attended by over 150 nominees and sponsors.


The awards – supported by Rother FM - will take place on Tuesday 2nd July at Magna, and nominations will open on Monday 4th February. This year will see 11 different categories up for grabs.


The awards are free to enter, and the closing date for submitting nominations is Friday 12th April. For further information, visit Facebook and search for Rotherham Music Awards or email


The Categories

Best Educator

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Open to an individual or group responsible for delivering music tuition within Rotherham.

Best Up & Coming Talent

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Open to young performers aged 21.

Best Tribute Act

Exactly as it says! We're looking for the best solo artist, duo or band that pays tribute to a legendary artist.

Best Junior Group

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The hottest young musical group around. It could be a school choir, a young band, or a group of budding percussionists.

Best Community Group

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We're looking for that special community group that uses music to make a connection between people.

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Best Solo Artist

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Whether it's a singer or instrumentalist, we're looking for the best individual male or female. They can be an original artist or covers performer.

Best Band

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We've got a rich tradition in this town, and we're looking for 2019's hottest band.

Best Composer/Songwriter/Original Artist

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We're looking for the town's best creative musical talent.

Best Venue

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Over the years our town has had some legendary venues. Who will take the crown in 2019?

Best Festival

There's a rich choice in the town, and we can't wait to see who will be crowned 2019's best.

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Special Award - Music Champion of the Year

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Someone in the town deserves to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to music in Rotherham. Who do you think deserves the 2019 award?

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