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Blur and High Flying Birds up for Q Awards

Published 23/09/2015

Noel Gallagher is up for three awards
Noel Gallagher is up for three awards

Old Britpop battles will be reignited at the Q Awards as both Blur and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds go head to head for two awards.

Both bands are up for Best Album and Best Act in the World Today at the award show in London on October 19.

Former Oasis frontman Gallagher joins Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine and Foals in leading the nominations, with three apiece.

Gallagher and Sheeran are also in the running for Best Solo Artist, alongside Kanye West, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.

Smith, who penned the theme song for new Bond film Spectre, won in last year's Best New Act category, which this year features Jess Glynne, James Bay and Years & Years.

Absolute Radio DJ Christian O'Connell will return to host the awards for the second year in a row.

Voting is open to the public in seven categories - including best new act, best album, best solo artist and best video - at

The full list of nominees in voted categories is:

:: Q Best New Act presented by Orange Amplification



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


Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds



Ed Sheeran

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