About Us

Who we are

The Cardiff Music Awards is a project designed to promote, recognise and celebrate music in the Welsh capital. Its aim is to reinforce how healthy the scene is by getting hundreds, if not thousands, of people involved in one major honour roll for Cardiff music.

Artists, promoters, companies and individuals nominated a candidate or themselves to be judged by a panel of music industry professionals as well as promoting themselves for public nominations. Nominations were marked against a well-developed criteria and nominations closed on the 10th February 2017.

Finalists were announced on the 17th of February 2017 and can be seen below. Public voting was now open until the 30th March 2017 and the awards show will take place at Tramshed Cardiff on the same day.

Launching in 2015, the first Cardiff Music Awards was a grassroots project with no funding that brought together multiple creators and promoters of music to be awarded their inaugural titles.

Now for its second year, the project will expand its horizons with more categories, a better nomination process and an awards ceremony that aims to be a significant event in the local music calendar.

Award Winners

Best Group

Astroid Boys

Person of the Year

Justin Evans

Best Live Act

The Moon Birds

Best Club Night

Twisted By Design

Best Album

Cakehole Presley – In The Used To Be

Best Music Publication

Roath Rocks

Best Solo Act

Jack Ellis

Best Local Promoter & Promoter of the Year

Lloyd Griffiths

Best Breakthrough Act


Best Venue


Best Producer

Gethin Pearson

Best Radio Show

Showcase Wales (GTfm)

Best DJ


Best Festival

Hub Festival

Line Up of the Year

Festival Of Voice

Best Regional Promoter

Llio Angharad (Welsh Language Music Day)

Best EP / Single

Rebecca Hurn – Lifeline

Best Music Video

Novo Amor – Alps – Storm & Shelter

Some of Last Years Winners

Cardiff Music Awards 2015

Astroid Boys

Best Live Act

Buzz Magazine

Best Online Music Site

DJ Jaffa

Best DJ

Maddie Jones

Best Solo Act


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If you would prefer to email us you can do so at info@cardiffmusicawards.co.uk