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The Rotherham Music Awards is new event that ran for the first time in Summer 2018. The awards recognise the musical talent that we have in our town, as well as those who work tirelessly to support the development of musicians and those who create opportunities for performers. The awards are intended to bring together people from all genres of music in order to collectively celebrate the contributions and achievements that Rotherham should rightly be proud of.

In its first year, the awards attracted nearly 100 entries, with 40 of those subsequently shortlisted for the final. The process culminated with an awards dinner and ceremony at the Magna Science & Adventure Centre that revealed the first ever recipients of a Rotherham Music Award.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the event. It is simply not possible to deliver and awards event of this nature without the financial support of these companies and individuals, so we are hugely grateful for their commitment to the event.

Category Sponsors





2018 Winners

Best Educator

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Clifton School Music Department


Best Up & Coming Talent

Sponsored by

Julie Kenny


Declan Abbott


Best Self-Promotion / Social Media

Sponsored by

Graham Cowley


Farm Fest


Best Junior Group

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Redscope Super Voices


Best Community Group

Sponsored by

Rotherham African Drummers

Best Solo Artist

Sponsored by

Woodgrove Surgery

Joe Scopes


Best Band or Ensemble

Sponsored by

DVA Engineering Ltd

Zuel Rock


Best Venue 

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The Trades


Best Festival

Sponsored by

The Wath Festival


Special Award –

Music Champion of the Year

Sponsored by

Learners First Schools Partnership

Simon Hartley from Beanfest

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