Hackney, London UK    Wed 31 Jan – Thurs 01 Feb 2018

The Hackney Empire, London. UK

The UK Americana Awards Show 2018

Join us on Thurs 01 Feb 2018 as we celebrate with guests and performers from across the world of Americana music at our annual glittering awards show at the iconic Hackney Empire, London.



William The Conqueror

William The Conqueror

AmericanafestUK 2018 Showcases

25 emerging bands and artists performing original Americana music at multiple venues across Hackney, London – live music doesn’t get any better than this! Find out more about this years venues.
If not for the AMA-UK showcase, we wouldn’t be heading to Nashville that’s for sure, but it also welcomed us with open arms and introduced us to a legion of kindred spirits we’re now sharing our adventure with. Real musicians and real music lovers sidestepping rivalry for the greater good.”

Jed Hilly (AMA Nashville), artist & songwriter Billy Bragg, Stevie Freeman (AMA-Uk & Union Records) and Broadcaster ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris

The 5th Annual AMA-UK Conference

The 2018 AMA-UK Conference moves this year to Hackney House, London. Join us for 2 full days of lively panel discussions, our inspiring songwriting workshop, industry presentations and a mixed bag full to bursting of some of the finest Americana music from around the world!




A wonderful flashback to the UK Americana Awards show 2017! Thanks Georgie d’Albiac Brewin​ photography for this showreel.

Soundtrack Piece of Gold by Lewis & Leigh, Winners of UK Song of The Year 2017 with The 4:19 and UK Album of The Year 2017 with Ghost. Credit: Piece Of Gold written by Al Lewis and Alva Leigh.

Produced by Matt Ingram