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Pink Floyd up for three Progressive Music Awards

2015-06-27 08:00
 

Los Angeles - Pink Floyd have been nominated for three awards at the 2015 Progressive Music Awards.

The legendary rock band's chart-topping The Endless River LP sees them up for the Grand Design, Best Album and Best Band/Artist of the Year prizes.

Pink Floyd, Dave Gilmour and Nick Mason, are joined on three nominations by King Crimson and Steven Wilson.

Meanwhile, Kate Bush is up for two awards, Best Live Event and Artist of the Year, following her return to the stage in 2014, her first live shows in 35 years.

The 4th Annual Progressive Music Awards was created by Prog Magazine, will take place on 3 September at London's Underglobe under Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and will be hosted by The Wright Stuff presenter Matthew Wright who is a self-confessed Hawkwind obsessive who has toured and performed with the band.

Speaking about his hosting duties, Wright said: "I was made up to be asked ... It was the first time I'd ever met Steve Hillage (at the 2013 awards) - he was one of my heroes from my teenage years."

"I spent a lot of time listening to his Green album and his stuff with Gong but I never thought I'd meet him. I also met Robert John Godfrey, who I'd seen live many times but had never met before. The experience was only marred by the fact I had to get up at 4am the next morning to do my show, so I think I might take the Friday off this time!."

The public can vote for the winners on their website while an additional six awards - Outer Limits, Visionary, Virtuoso, Guiding Light, Lifetime Achievement and Prog God - are selected by editors of the magazine and will be announced at the ceremony.

The 2015 Progressive Music Awards full list of nominees:

Limelight:

A Formal Horse
Bend Sinister
Dream The Electric Sleep
Fuzzy Nautilus
Heights
Maybeshewill
MoeTar
Perfect Beings
Sumer
The Physics House Band

Live Event:

Anathema - Cathedral Tour
Cropredy 2014
Devin Townsend - Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Muse - Live At Download
HRH Prog 3
Kate Bush - Before The Dawn Tour
King Crimson - US Tour
Marillion Weekend
RoSFest 2015
The Enid Present: The Bridge

Vangard (Previously known as Breakthrough Artist):

And So I Watch You From Afar
iamthemorning
Lonely Robot
Native Construct
Nordic Giants
Public Service Broadcasting
Purson
Soen
Sólstafir
Trojan Horse

Anthem:

Big Big Train - Wassail (from Wassail EP)
Christina Booth - The Light (from The Light)
Dave Kerzner - Stranded (from New World)
John Lodge - In My Mind (from 10,000 Light Years Ago)
Mew - Satellites (from +-)
Public Service Broadcasting - Gagarin (from The Race For Space)
Steve Hackett - Love Song To A Vampire (from Wolflight)
Tin Spirits - Summer Now (from Scorch)
Vennart - Operate (from The Demon Joke)
Von Hertzen Brothers - Hold Me Up (from New Day Rising)

Album of the Year:

Amplifier - Mystoria
Beardfish - +4626 comfortzone
Flying Colors - Second Nature
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Opeth - Pale Communion
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Periphery - Juggernaut
Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase.
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Motorcade Amnesiacs
The Pineapple Thief - Magnolia

Band/Artist of the Year:

Between The Buried & Me
Flying Colors
Kate Bush
King Crimson
Opeth
Pink Floyd
Steve Hackett
Steven Wilson
Threshold
Von Hertzen Brothers

The Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award:

Anthony Phillips - Harvest Of The Heart
Bill Nelson - Noise Candy
Hawkwind - This Is Your Captain Speaking...
Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery
King Crimson - Starless
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Rush - R40
Soft Machine - Live In 1970
Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase.
Yes - Progeny: Seven Shows From Seventy-Two

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