Award ceremony kicks off this evening (February 25) at Brixton Academy

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Award ceremony kicks off this evening at Brixton Academy

Preparations have begun for tonight’s Shockwaves NME Awards at London’s Brixton Academy.

Hosted by comedian Mark Watson, the ceremony will see live performances from The Cure, Glasvegas, Franz Ferdinand, White Lies and Friendly Fires. Oasis are leading the pack with seven nominations including Best British Band and Best Live Act, followed by Kings Of Leon with four nominations.

The Cure are receiving the Godlike Genius Award, previously awarded to New Order, Primal Scream and the Manic Street Preachers. The Cure will play a 30 minute set closing the NME Awards ceremony.

The full list of nominees are:

BEST BRITISH BAND

Oasis

Bloc Party

Radiohead

Muse

Last Shadow Puppets

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND

Kings of Leon

The Killers

MGMT

Vampire Weekend

Crystal Castles

BEST SOLO ARTIST

Ladyhawke

Jay-Z

Laura Marling

Lightspeed Champion

Pete Doherty

BEST NEW BAND

Vampire Weekend

MGMT

Glasvegas

Late Of The Pier

White Lies

BEST LIVE BAND

Radiohead

Oasis

The Killers

Muse

Kings Of Leon

BEST ALBUM

Kings Of Leon

The Killers

Glasvegas

Oasis

Bloc Party

BEST TRACK

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Last shadow Puppets – Age Of The Understanding

Kings of Leon – Sex On Fire

The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name

MGMT – Time To Pretend

BEST VIDEO

Late Of The Pier – Heartbeat

Last Shadow Puppets – My Mistakes Were Made For You

Radiohead – House of Cards

Vampire Weekend – A-Punk

Oasis – Shock Of The Lightening

BEST DVD

Foo Fighters Live At Wembley

Rolling Stones – Shine A Light

Kaiser Chiefs – Live From Elland Road

Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo

Muse – HAARP

BEST BAND BLOG

Noel Gallagher / Oasis

Little boots

Lightspeed Champion

Radiohead

Foals

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