Skindred nominated for Welsh Music Prize

The almighty Skindred are among eleven nominees for this years Welsh Music Prize.

They are among 11 nominees for the award that will be revealed across the day today,

The Welsh Music Prize was created in 2011 by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and music promoter John Rostron.

The prize, was originally launched to coincide with Sŵn festival – one of the UKs best independent music festivals – sharing the same values to celebrate the finest music made in Wales or by Welsh people around the world. Warmly received by the Welsh and international music industry, its now grown into its own, taking place each Autumn in Cardiff.

With a commitment to diversity and fine production, Welsh Music Prize will continue to champion the best new music from Wales.

Benji said: “We’ve been representing Newport from the very beginning and could not be more proud to be among those nominated.

“Volume, our latest album went Top 40 in the British charts and as a band we are very much still growing and getting bigger and better year on year so to be recognised for this means a great deal to all of us.

“This coming bonfire night (November 5th) we will be celebrating with a home town show at Neon in Newport. This is going to be a such an explosive show after what has been a brilliant summer playing some of Europe’s biggest and best festivals. So Welsh people turn up and come see how a real band does it and again thanks to all those that have nominated us for this great award.”

The Welsh Music Prize 2016 will be held on Thursday 24 November 2016 at The Depot, Cardiff. Tickets are on sale now – £15 event only, £30 including street food and drink. To get your tickets and for more information about the Welsh Music Prize go to