Boris Johnson to host London Music Awards 2015

The ceremony will take place on June 11 at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, north London

Mayor Of London, Boris Johnson is set to host this year’s London Music Awards.

The awards ceremony will take place on June 11 at the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm, north London. According to a press release, it will “celebrate the achievements of London’s inspiring and aspiring musicians and its legendary performers”.

The judging panel will include Bestival organiser and radio DJ Rob da Bank and awards given on the night include Londoners’ Favourite Music Venue, Rising Stars and London Legend.

Veronica Wadley of the Mayor’s Music Fund said: “The London Music Awards is an opportunity to celebrate that talent and to raise funds to allow that the work continues, ensuring London’s status as the music capital of the world.”

In March, Boris Johnson said it’s “worrying” that London venues are being forced to close due to rising property prices and redevelopment in the capital.

Johnson described venues as “teeming wombs of London talent” and stressed the economic importance of the UK’s homegrown talent to the country’s economy when announcing the launch of the Music Venues Taskforce, a registered charity that aims to protect, support and improve Independent Live Music Venues in the UK.

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher has said that he has no interest in the upcoming general election in Britain, urging the party leaders to say something “radical” to get his attention.

Britain will go to the polls on May 7 to vote in the 2015 general election. However, according to his latest blog post written for the Huffington Post, Gallagher has little interest in the outcome.

In the blog, Gallagher explains how he was asked about the election while being interviewed in Japan. “Someone asked me about our “upcoming erection?”… ‘Scuse me? Who gives a fuck about that anyway?” he asks. “79 per cent of the fiscal this…2.4 per cent growth of the annual that, spend, cut, borrow, lend, build…blah, blah FUCKING BLAH. Say something radical you utterly contemptible bastards.”
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