Sir Paul McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Beyonce and Jay Z are set to battle it out for the Major Tour of the Year title at the 2015 Pollstar Awards.

Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars and Jason Aldean will also compete for the top title for the most lucrative trek of 2014, while Aldean's fellow country stars Brantley Gilbert and Kacey Musgraves, who recently opened for Perry, are nominated for the Best New Touring Artist prize.

Other nominees for the Pollstar Awards, which also honour behind-the-scenes personnel in the live music industry, include Keith Urban's tour manager, Chuck Hull, for Road Warrior of the Year, while the Personal Manager category features Aldean and Rascal Flatts' manager Clarence Spalding, Lady Antebellum's Coran Capshaw and Eric Church's representative John Peets.

The winners will be announced during a ceremony at Nashville, Tennessee's Ryman Auditorium on 21 February (15).