Coldplay is the hottest nominee for this year's Q Awards in London.

The band has picked up the most nods, with four nominations this year. Its single "Violet Hill" is vying for best track and best video; "Viva La Vida" (Parlophone) is being considered for best album, while the band itself has been nominated for best act in the world today. The other acts competing for the "best act" honor are Oasis, Muse, Metallica and Kings of Leon.

Elswehere, New York alternative outfit Vampire Weekend has three nominations: best new act; best video for "A-Punk"; and best album for its eponymous XL debut.

Welsh songstress Duffy is in line for breakthrough artist and best track with "Mercy" (A&M); Kings of Leon's second nomination is for best live act; while Mute records' Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds contest the best live act and best album ("Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!) categories.

The awards ceremony will take place on Oct. 6 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. A spokesperson says the event's host presenter is expected to be announced next week.

For the first time, Q Awards will present a series of intimate concerts in the run-up to the event. The one-off gigs at 2100-capacity London venue the Forum will feature Keane (Sept. 29), Bloc Party (Sept. 30), Sugababes (Oct. 1) and Razorlight (Oct. 2).