Troxy to host Relentless Kerrang! Awards

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KerrangAwardsThe Relentless Kerrang! Awards are moving to a new location – East London’s Troxy will play host to the awards on June 13, which are celebrating their 20th anniversary.

Previously held at The Brewery, the Relentless Kerrang! Awards will be hosted by Mark Hoppus (ex Blink 182) and Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian.

Daniel Smith, business development manager at Troxy explained: “Troxy is this year celebrating its 80th anniversary and legendary performers to have graced our stage in this time include Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Beady Eye, New Order, Garbage, Stereophonics and Richard Hawley. The original art deco features, extensive in-house AV and accessible location makes it ideal for award productions. We look forward to welcoming Kerrang! and seeing what this exciting year has in store for them.”

The star-studded awards ceremony last year saw winners including Black Sabbath who walked away with the legendary Kerrang! Inspiration Award, Machine Head who were honoured with the Kerrang! Hall Of Fame Award and legendary guitarist Slash who took the Kerrang! Icon gong.

Added James McMahon, editor of Kerrang!: “It’s been a thrilling year for the music Kerrang! loves. Whether on a global scale, or at a grass roots level, rock has thrived in the12 months that have passed since the last time we all got together in a room and acted like lawless barbarians. It’s for this reason that our awards exist. To bestow praise and reward on music which matters, which so rarely gets acclaim from outside its own scene. I can’t wait to see who the fans – who are the bedrock of everything good about everything Kerrang! does – vote to gain immortality this year!”