UMAs 2018

Following on from 2016’s successful Unsigned Music Awards, UMA Music will be bringing their event to The Great Escape 2018. The UMAs will take over the 4,000 capacity Brighton Centre to celebrate the UK’s most innovative and unique unsigned artists. The awards will take place on Wednesday 16th May 2018 to kick off the 13th edition of The Great Escape. The nominees will be selected by the UK’s leading influencers, booking agencies, promoters and festival partners.

The first host announced to present the awards ceremony is Canadian comedian and one of Facebook’s biggest stars, Nicole Arbour. The two-hour show will feature live performances from some of the hottest emerging acts on the UK scene, along with seventeen award presentations and a roster of celebrity guests presenters

To get a taster of the event, have a watch of the highlights from last years award show here

Early-bird tickets to the event are now available through Ticketmaster:

Applications for the second annual Unsigned Music Awards are now open. Artists can put themselves forward here:

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