The GIT Awards, organised by Getintothis, have revealed the shortlist for this year’s nominees, ahead of the celebration at Constellations in May.
The awards champion the best new Merseyside music providing a snapshot of the year, while recognising significant artistic achievement across a range of genres.
This year’s nominees are Aystar, Baltic Fleet, Louis Berry, The Coral, God Colony, Immix Ensemble, Ohmns, Or:la, She Drew The Gun, Suedebrown, XamVolo and The Vryll Society.
All 12 acts, plus the One To Watch winner still to be revealed, will feature at a special all-day event at Constellations in Liverpool’s Balti Trianle on May 13.
The acts have the chance of winning a specially commissioned trophy, along with a cheque for £1,000 and recording time at Parr Street Studios. All nominees with receive a memento.
Mike Deane, Liverpool Music Week director and GIT Award judge, said: ““2017 was possibly the most intense the process has been for the judging panel – there are some artists and music I still can’t quite believe haven’t made the shortlist – but there is no question that every one of this final twelve deserves their place.
“I think how tough the decisions were this year definitely reflects just how healthy Liverpool’s current music scene is right now – it’s certainly one of the freshest shortlists we’ve had for The GIT Award since the very beginning with lot of new names for people to discover.”
The nominees have been handpicked by 18 industry professionals, and have been whittled down from 493 eligible artists and bands.
Tickets are available for the awards show here.