One of the biggest events in the metal calendar, the awards will take place at the Eventim Apollo in London on 13 June and will feature some very special guest performers and hosts due to be announced over the coming weeks.
With previous hosts including Alice Cooper, Chris Jericho and Steel Panther, another stellar line-up is to be expected from what will also be a celebration of Metal Hammer’s 30th anniversary.
Proceeds from the night will go to the Heavy Metal Truants charity, which was co-founded by Metal Hammer editor-in-chief and TeamRock Executive Director Alexander Milas and Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood.
Speaking about the awards, Alexander Milas said: “It’s a party, it’s an award show, and it’s a horn-throwing salute to the great and good of our community who’ve made our music the greatest cultural phenomena of the 20th, and now 21st centuries. It’s only fitting that we’re holding them at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith. As a cultural landmark and a living institution, it’s hosted some of the greatest, most iconic artists of our age, including the dearly departed Lemmy Kilmister who we’ll be paying tribute to on the night.”
Simon Presswell, CEO EVENTIM UK:
“We are delighted to have been appointed ticketing partner to The Metal Hammer Golden God Awards. The Golden Gods are an institution in the metal community and it’s a real honour to be involved in this very special year where we will not only see the mighty Lemmy Kilmister remembered, but the proceeds on the night will go to a number of hugely important charities.”
Tickets for the Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2016 are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting the Eventim website here.