For the first time in its 26-year history, the public will be able to vote in the annual Q Awards.

Sponsored by secondary ticketing site StubHub, the 2016 Q Awards will once again be hosted by Absolute Radio’s Christian O’Connell at London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday, November 2.

Seven categories will be decided by a public vote, with fans able to cast their vote now at www.Qthemusic.com. The categories open for public voting are as follows:

• Q Best Breakthrough Act
• Q Best Track
• Q Best Video presented by The Box Plus Network
• Q Best Album presented by Absolute Radio
• Q Best Live Act by StubHub
• Q Best Solo Artist presented by Help Musicians
• Q Best Act in the World Today

Phil Alexander, editor in chief at Q Magazine, commented: “The Q Awards categories that are voted for by the readers lie at the very heart of the ceremony itself and this year, in a venue that’s bigger and better, we’re delighted to be able to finally invite the only people that truly matter: those that buy the records, that buy the tickets, and that buy our magazine. It’s been a long time coming, but the fact that it’s also Q Magazine’s 30th birthday gives us an even greater reason to celebrate.”

Tickets for the awards are available now.