January 17, 2011 18:00

Foo Fighters to headline NME Awards Big Gig at Wembley Arena

Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill for the show

Video: Dave Grohl - The Godlike Genius On The NME Awards Big Gig

Foo Fighters will headline the NME Awards Big Gig at London's Wembley Arena on February 25.

Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age are also on the bill for the event.

Tickets go on sale at 9am (GMT) on Wednesday (January 19). To check the availability of NME Awards Big Gig tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

The gig is set to take place two days after the Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony, where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl will pick up the NME Godlike Genius award for 2011. Everyone who buys a ticket to the Wembley gig will get a free Dave Grohl 'Godlike Genius' magazine worth £4.99, available to pick up at the show.

"There's nothing better than seeing that person with that instrument doing it right there in front of you," Grohl said, looking ahead to the performance, where the band are expected to preview songs from their forthcoming new album. "It's the fuckin' Foo Fighters! It's the only way you're really gonna get it."

Get the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands and available digitally from Wednesday (19), for more from Grohl and the other acts on the bill.

Head to NME.COM/awards for the latest awards news, and to vote for the acts you want to see take home the honours this year.

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