Lethal Bizzle to be honoured with AIM Independent Music Awards Outstanding Contribution

Lethal Bizzle to be honoured with AIM Independent Music Awards Outstanding Contribution

Lethal Bizzle is to be honoured with the Outstanding Contribution trophy at the AIM Independent Music Awards next month.

The UK rapper will also perform a set as part of the awards on September 28 at the Roundhouse in London. Lethal Bizzle recently marked his 20th anniversary with a joint interview with manager Nadia Khan in Music Week.

Lethal Bizzle’s AIM performance will include the Top 20 self-released single Rari WorkOut, as well as hits Fester Skank and Pow! (Forward). The latter track peaked at No.11 in late 2004, despite being banned in some clubs and not getting radio support.

On hearing news of the Outstanding Contribution Award, Lethal Bizzle said: “It’s nice to get your flowers when you can still smell them.”

The AIM Awards, which returns for its first in-person event since Covid, has also confirmed an appearance by The Libertines. It follows their recent OVO Arena Wembley headline show.

A third act is set to be announced for the AIM Awards Live Show, and tickets are on sale now here. Fans can attend the live show, which takes place at 8pm following the ceremony. The live element to the awards launched in 2019.

The Local Heroes category, in association with BBC Music Introducing, also makes its return. 

These include Sheffield’s grassroots venue The Leadmill, whose resilience throughout the Covid-19 lockdowns saw them host an array of virtual gigs and DJ sets to keep the local music scene alive. 

The team behind London's Vocal Girls are also recognised for their work championing emerging talent, with a focus on supporting marginalised genders and creating a positive change in the industry. Wild Paths Festival, Cumbria's Loud & Queer host Melanie Baker and Northern Ireland's Glasgowbury showrunner Stella Glasgow are also among this year’s Local Heroes.


Full List Of Local Heroes Winners

Arxx — BBC Introducing Sussex & Surrey

Hyphen (Aadarsh) — BBC Introducing Solent

Callum Given — BBC Introducing Suffolk

Sam Dabb — BBC Introducing Wales

Lewis Bates (LP Tripp) — BBC Introducing in Shropshire

Luke Simons— BBC Music Introducing Hereford & Worcester

Parisa East — BBC Introducing East Midlands

Intercultural Youth Scotland; Block Beats — BBC Introducing Scotland

SoSlam — BBC Introducing Essex

Chris Dixon — BBC Introducing in Kent

Vocal Girls — BBC Introducing in London

Wild Paths Festival — BBC Introducing in Norfolk

The Florrie — BBC Introducing Merseyside

Lay It Down — BBC introducing In Northampton

Miss Terious — BBC Music Introducing in Coventry & Warwickshire

Mark Page — BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside

Rhiannon Bell-Jackson — BBC Introducing Berkshire

The Leadmill— BBC introducing Sheffield

Dave Harper — BBC Introducing North East

Dave Maul — BBC Introducing in Berkshire

Melanie Baker — BBC Music Introducing in Cumbria

Ben Nixon and Rich Hearn (Your City Festival Organisers) — BBC Introducing Stoke

Cipher Shayaam — BBC Introducing West Midlands

Henry Carden — BBC Introducing Tees

Kingsley Boyden — BBC Introducing Oxfordshire

Danny Fahey (Thirty Pound Gentleman)— BBC Introducing Manchester

Samuel Nicholls (Whiskas) — BBC Introducing West Yorkshire

David Keenan — BBC Introducing The Channel Islands

Richard Pitt — BBC Introducing in the West

Connie Jarvis — BBC Introducing Lincolnshire

Stella Glasgow — BBC Introducing Northern Ireland

Gareth Barber — BBC Introducing Beds, Herts and Bucks


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