There's not long left until we announce this year's winners


The are now just three days left until this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards.

Voting has now closed, and the final preparations are being made as we add up all of your votes to see which of this year’s nominees will be picking up the awards the ceremony on Thursday (February 28).

Arctic Monkeys lead the way with seven nominations in total, but they will face stiff competition from the likes of Klaxons, The Cribs and My Chemical Romance, who have also picked up several nods.

The ceremony itself takes place at its new home of the IndigO2 in London, and you can get involved in this year’s ceremony yourself.

After we’ve finished handing out the prizes, everyone will be heading over to the neighbouring O2 Arena for the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig.

Featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Klaxons, The Cribs and this year’s Godlike Geniuses the Manic Street Preachers, you could join in the action by being there.

Simply head to NME.COM/biggig now for more information and tickets.

Plus there will also be a special aftershow party featuring The Futureheads playing live in IndigO2. Don’t miss it – tickets are onsale now.

To see how this year’s nominees measure up, check out the comprehensive history of the Shockwaves NME Awards online now.