Comedian Alan Carr, presenter of Channel 4’s Sunday Night Project and one of Britain's funniest stars, is to host the 2008 Q Awards with Russian Standard Vodka.
Carr will be officiating at the event on October 6 - after all but stealing the show at last year’s ceremony - which is renowned as one of the most raucous and prestigious dates in the music calendar.
The presenter, who is as provocative as he is charming, will be calling the shots as the cream of the rock and pop world from the past, present and future gather at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Carr was a guest at last year’s awards event, presenting an award - alongside his fellow TV host Justin Lee Collins – to Kylie Minogue, and with his hilarious off-the-cuff comments proved to be the life and soul of the party.
He said: "I'm gonna make sure it's the most rock ‘n’ roll event in the music calendar. Cos you don't get more rock ‘n’ roll than me. As Gloria Estefan said 'the rhythm is gonna get ya.”
The event will see the likes of Coldplay, Duffy, Muse, Adele, Rage Against The Machine, Kaiser Chiefs, Last Shadow Puppets and Vampire Weekend among a host of acts fighting it out for a Golden Q on the day.
The Q Awards are unlike any other UK music ceremony. With only 450 guests, the event is a unique and intimate celebration with arguably the world’s highest concentration of musical talent and fame.
This year also sees Q Radio playing host to three exclusive shows, the ONLY place to get all the news and all the backstage gossip.
Alan was a guest on last night's QPM programme on Q Radio talking about his experiences last year and how much he is looking forward to this year's event. Hear the show again here.
Visit the Q Awards website here
11:03 AM | 26/09/2008
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