added: 12 Mar 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Motorhead, one of the world's most seminal rock bands, is to headline the Orange Amplification Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2013, and by simply voting for your favourite bands to win awards at goldengods.metalhammer.co.uk, you are in with a chance of winning a pair of money can't buy tickets for the evening.
Now in its eleventh year, the Golden Gods has become one of the most exclusive parties in metal. Taking place on Monday 17th June, Motorhead come from playing a string of European festivals in front hundreds of thousand people, to the IndigO2 to play their most intimate show in years.
Motorhead states, 'It's awesome to be headlining our first ever award show. It's an honour to play some kick ass rock'n'roll at the Golden God Awards.'
The fans have always been at the core of everything with the Golden Gods, and this year in no exception. The awards are reader voted, and every person that votes has a chance to attend the event, which is why a Golden God Gong is so sought after by the bands ' they actually mean something.
As if an exclusive set from arguably one of the most important bands in rock music was not enough, Motörhead will be part of a multi-band line-up with other acts to be named imminently. 2013 is already looking set to be the biggest party yet, so voting has never been so important. The shortlist nominations are.
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