The Heavy Music Awards fourth, annual celebration of heavy music will move to the month May in 2020. The main ceremony will take place in London, returning to O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 21 May 2020. Having previously taken place in late August. The event will now be situated at the front end of the European festival season. Meaning the big night will be closer to the previous calendar year which forms the basic criteria for nomination.

Once again the Heavy Music Awards will welcome fans, artists and industry, and feature some of the most exciting names in the heavy music scene performing live and appearing on-stage, with some new additions to the day set to ramp up the celebration even further.

HMAs co-founder Dave Bradley explains “HMA19 was a huge success at the O2 Forum – the entire team is superb and the venue worked perfectly for the Heavy Music Awards. We’re excited to return to Kentish Town with some great new additions to the day to create an even more memorable event for attendees, and even more value for our amazing sponsors and supporters.”

With the new timetable, the nominations and public voting process will now take place much earlier in the year. Exact dates – as well as the line-up for HMA20 and details of the Young Photographer of the Year 2020 competition – will be announced in due course.

As previously with the Heavy Music Awards big night, tickets will be available via a ballot which can be entered by voting in the public vote. We’ll bring you details as they are announced.