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

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COUNTDOWN TO THE NME AWARDS
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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