The Stone Roses and Blur to battle it out for Q Award

 

Reunited acts Blur and The Stone Roses are to battle it out for the title of best band in the world at this year's Q Awards.

The groups line up against Coldplay, Lady Gaga and Muse for the accolade when the event takes place next month.

Blur and the Roses - who both reformed for eagerly anticipated summer shows - are both shortlisted for two titles, along with Noel Gallagher and Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch.

The best live act prize will be fought for by The Cribs, Radiohead and Bruce Springsteen, with Blur and Stone Roses again going head-to-head in that category.

Up for best album are El Camino by The Black Keys, Standing At The Sky's Edge by Richard Hawley, Given To The Wild by The Maccabees, Sonik Kicks by Paul Weller and Bobby Womack's The Bravest Man In The Universe.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 2, hosted by comic Al Murray.

Q editor Andrew Harrison said: "It's been the most incredible year for British music.

"Our bands and our anthems transformed the Olympics into the greatest music event on Earth. And amazing comeback shows from Blur and the Stone Roses showed the enduring appeal of our greatest musicians.

"All the nominees for this year's Q Awards helped make 2012 an absolutely unforgettable year."

A number of honorary awards will also be presented on the day.

Full list of nominees:

Q best new act:

Alabama Shakes

Alt J

Django Django

Lianne La Havas

Frank Ocean

Best track:

Florence + The Machine - Shake It Out

Fun - We Are Young

Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

Plan B - Ill Manors

Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump

Best album:

The Black Keys - El Camino

Richard Hawley - Standing At The Sky's Edge

The Maccabees - Given To The Wild

Paul Weller - Sonik Kicks

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe

Best live act:

Blur

The Cribs

Radiohead

Bruce Springsteen

The Stone Roses

Best video:

Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Everybody's On The Run

Keane - Disconnected

The Killers - Runaways

Nicki Minaj - Starships

Best solo artist:

Adele

Dizzee Rascal

Noel Gallagher

Emeli Sande

Florence Welch

Best act in the world today:

Blur

Coldplay

Lady Gaga

Muse

The Stone Roses

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