As the Heavy Music Awards looks forward to their fourth annual celebration in 2020, organisers have announced that the event will be moving slightly up the calendar to May. The confirmed date for next year's event is 21st May 2020 taking place once again at the legendary O2 Forum Kentish Town.

The date shift sees the event move towards the front end of the European Festival season rather than towards the end which we speculate should allow for a wider scope of special guests and live performances to be arranged by the event organisers. Chatting about the event's return to O2 Forum Kentish Town, co-founder Dave Bradley noted, "HMA19 was a huge success at the O2 Forum - the entire team is superb and the venue worked perfectly for the Heavy Music Awards. We're excited to return to Kentish Town with some great new additions to the day to create an even more memorable event for attendees, and even more value for our amazing sponsors and supporters."

Let's have a recap of the Heavy Music Awards 2019 winners!

Best Album: Architects - Holy Hell
Best Live Band: Architects
Best UK Band: Bring Me The Horizon
Best International Band: Parkway Drive
Best UK Breakthrough Band: Dream State
Best International Breakthrough Band: Fever 333
Best Festival: Bloodstock Open Air
Best Producer: Dan Weller
Best Album Artwork: Ghost's Prequelle by Zbigniew M. Bielak
Best Photographer: Paul Harries

Here's Loathe performing live at the 2019 event: