The Manic Street Preachers and Sleaford Mods post Q Awards gig has sold out within 24 hours of going on general sale. The intimate show will take place directly after this years Q Awards at the Camden Roundhouse on 18 October. Furthermore, Q Magazine is delighted to announce that a record number of public votes, nearly 100,000, have already been cast across the seven public voted categories.

The longlist for the public voted categories was compiled by the Q team and reflects the magazine’s opinions and the acts they have supported for the past year. Q readers can still shape this years awards by casting their votes now at www.Qthemusic.com. Voting closes on Monday 31 August with the awards nominees shortlist announced on 7 September – the longlists and categories are:

Q Breakthrough Act Presented by Red Stripe
Rag’n’Bone Man
HMLTD
Shame
Stefflon Don
The Big Moon
Pumarosa
Girl Ray
Formation
The Moonlandingz
Sampha

Q Best Track Presented by Flare Audio
Royal Blood – Lights Out
Kendrick Lamar – Humble
Lorde – Green Light
The Killers – The Man
Gorillaz – We Got The Power
Kasabian – You’re In Love With A Psycho
The xx – On Hold
Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You
Stormzy – Big For Your Boots
Liam Gallagher – Wall of Glass

Q Best Album Presented by Absolute Radio
The xx – I See You
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN
Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer
Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution
Gorillaz – Humanz
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
Laura Marling – Semper Femina
Sampha – Process
Jay-Z – 4:44

Q Best Live Act Presented by The Cavern Club
Ed Sheeran
Liam Gallagher
Depeche Mode
Lorde
Father John Misty
The xx
Radiohead
The Killers
PJ Harvey
Stormzy

Q Best Solo Artist Presented by Help Musicians UK
Lana Del Rey
Ed Sheeran
Lorde
Liam Gallagher
Paul Weller
Jay-Z
Wiley
Stormzy
Kendrick Lamar
St. Vincent

Q Best Act in the World Today Presented by Buster + Punch
Lorde
The 1975
Ed Sheeran
Adele
Radiohead
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Killers
Stormzy
Depeche Mode
Kendrick Lamar

Q Best Film Presented by Pretty Green
Bunch of Kunst (Sleaford Mods)
The Inertia Variations (The The)
Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)
The Rolling Stones – Havana Moon
American Valhalla (Iggy Pop & Josh Homme)

A number of highly-coveted merit awards will also be bestowed by Q magazine on the night. Designed to recognise career-spanning achievements, these will include the Q Classic Songwriter, the Q Classic Album, the Q Outstanding Contribution To Music, Q Hero and the Q Hall Of Fame.