Shockwaves NME Awards 2007 presenter revealed

Lauren Laverne will be keeping the stars in order

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2007 are to be presented by Lauren Laverne.

This year’s event takes place at London’s Hammersmith Palais on Thursday (March 1) , and the DJ, TV star and former indie hitmaker will be taking charge of proceedings.

“I can’t wait to host the Shockwaves NME Awards,” she declared. “The show is such a thrilling mixture of talent, rock n roll debauchery and snappy dressing it should probably just bloody well rent a townhouse in Primrose Hill and start throwing orgies.”

Laverne follows in the illustrious footsteps of other recent NME Awards presenters including Bill Bailey, Vernon Kaye, Zane Lowe, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and last year’s master of ceremonies Russell Brand.

As previously revealed, this year’s event will feature live performances from Kasabian, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, The View and Godlike Genius winners Primal Scream.

NME.COM will carry full coverage on the night, so keep your browser here all day on March for all the latest on the 2007 Shockwaves NME Awards.