Tim Burgess To Be Honoured At Northern Music Awards

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Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, has revealed that The Charlatans frontman, Tim Burgess, will be the recipient of their headline Northern Music Award at the inaugural Northern Music Awards next month.

He will be picking up his award in person at Manchester’s Albert Hall on Tuesday 23rd April, alongside a host of other categories and performances.

Tim commented: “It’s incredible to be recognised with the inaugural Northern Music Award. Music is important on so many levels, and I’m a firm believer in the unique way that it can connect people.

“It means a lot to me to be able to support the great work of Nordoff and Robbins, who use music therapy to unlock life for some of the most vulnerable people in society – and through the funds raised by everyone coming along to the Northern Music Awards we’ll be opening up music therapy to even more people across the North.”

The shortlist for Festival of the Year was also revealed today, featuring Moovin (Stockport), Kendal Calling (Cumbria), Sounds Of The Other City (Salford), Tramlines (Sheffield), and Beatherder (Lancashire).

Another unveiling today was the shortlist for a special Music and Culture for Wellbeing award, supported by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, highlighting outstanding and innovative creative arts provision in the North.

Celebrating projects that use music and culture to support and connect with people that face health, wellbeing, and socio-economic challenges, the contenders are Barnsley Libraries – Biblio Beats Festival; DanceSyndrome – Everybody Dance, Lancashire; Kirklees Council – Kirklees Year of Music; Manchester Camerata – Music in Mind; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – Music and Health Programme; Oyé Active Zone, Liverpool.

Funds raised from the Northern Music Awards will support Nordoff and Robbins’ vision to open a dedicated state of the art music therapy centre for Greater Manchester.

The new centre in Salford will be a multi-disciplinary music making and therapy space, with interactive, accessible music technology throughout, serving the needs of individuals and diverse Northern communities.

Public tickets for the award show, priced at £40, are on sale now at www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/nmas. 

Find out more about the Northern Music Awards and music therapy at https://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/northern-music-awards/.

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