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Nominees announced for Q Awards

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Nominees announced for Q Awards

Florence + The Machine, Foals, Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds lead the nominations at the upcoming Q Awards.

The artists scored three nods each in the audience voted categories ahead of the prestigious annual awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Christian O'Connell on October 19, 2015.

Blur, who released their surprise album 'The Magic Whip' this year, scored two nods and will battle it out against their former Oasis rival's latest band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds for Best Album and Best Act In The World Today.

Pop-electronic group Years & Years, indie-rockers Wolf Alice, pop's breakthrough act Jess Glynne, Australian singer Courtney Barnett, acclaimed singer-songwriter James Bay and Liverpool indie quartet Circa Waves are among the 10 acts in the running for Best New Act.

'Photograph' hitmaker Ed, who is also nominated for Best Act In The World Today and Best Live Act, will go head-to-head with Sam Smith, Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Noel Gallagher in the Best Solo Artist category.

Meanwhile, Foals, The Libertines, Mark Ronson, Florence + The Machine and New Order are all up for Best Track.

Announcing the contenders tonight (23.09.15), Matt Mason, Senior Editor of Q magazine, said: "These nominations represent the very best talent from another inventive and exciting year for music."

Fans can vote for their favourite artist, track, album or video for each of the following categories at www.Qthemusic.com/Q/Awards

Full list of nominees in voted categories:

Q Best New Act presented by Orange Amplification:

Soak

Slaves

The Bohicas

James Bay

Circa Waves

Years & Years

Wolf Alice

Jess Glynne

Songhoy Blues

Courtney Barnett

Q Best Track presented by Absolute Radio:

Foals - 'What Went Down'

The Libertines - 'Gunga Din'

Mark Ronson - 'Uptown Funk'

Florence + The Machine - 'What Kind Of Man'

New Order - 'Restless'

Q Best Video:

Muse - 'Psycho'

Foals - 'What Went Down'

The Weeknd - 'Can't Feel My Face'

Florence + The Machine - 'Ship To Wreck'

Miguel - 'Coffee'

Q Best Album, presented by JBL:

Jamie XX - 'In Colour'

Everything Everything - 'Get To Heaven'

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - 'Chasing Yesterday'

Blur - 'The Magic Whip'

Florence + The Machine - 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful'

Q Best Live Act presented by The Cavern Club:

Royal Blood

Catfish & The Bottlemen

Ed Sheeran

Mumford & Sons

The Libertines

Q Best Solo Artist presented by Citroën:

Ed Sheeran

Sam Smith

Kanye West

Taylor Swift

Noel Gallagher

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

Blur

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Foals

Muse

Ed Sheeran