Royal Blood, The Vaccines, Run The Jewels to play NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas

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First wave of live performers confirmed for the ceremony at O2 Academy Brixton on 18 February 2015

The first three acts performing at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas have been revealed with The Vaccines, Royal Blood and Run The Jewels all set to play live at the ceremony.

The show takes place at the O2 Academy Brixton, London, on February 18, with tickets available now.

Heading into the event Royal Blood have seven nominations and will perform on the night prior to learning their fate. Both they and Run The Jewels are nominated in the prestigious Best Album category while the rock duo are also nominated for Best New Band supported by Replay, Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers and Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification among others.

The Vaccines, meanwhile, are making their live return and will follow a series of intimate gigs with their performance at the awards.

Speaking to NME ahead of their arrival in the UK for the ceremony, El-P of Run The Jewels explained why agreeing to perform was not a difficult decision. “We don’t know that much about it, but NME has given us amazing love, so when we heard about it, we just said ‘of course, we’d love to,” he said.

He also revealed an unlikely new look that the duo are promising to unveil, saying: “Nudity, mostly. I’m flying there naked, I’m performing naked. It’s part of a new phase,” said El-P.

Asked if they have any surprises for the audience, he added: “I don’t want to spoil it but we have a guest that we’re bringing with us. The guest is on our album, that’s a clue.”

Tickets for the ceremony are now available from here. The winners of the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas are decided by you – the fans – and voting is open until January 30.

NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas nominations as follows:

Best British Band supported by Marshall Amplification
Alt-J
Arctic Monkeys
Chvrches
Kasabian
Royal Blood
The Libertines

Best Album
Jamie T – ‘Carry On The Grudge’
Kasabian – ’48:13′
La Roux – ‘Trouble In Paradise’
Royal Blood – ‘Royal Blood’
Run The Jewels – ‘Run The Jewels 2’
St Vincent – ‘St Vincent’

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – The Live Music Capital Of The World®
Arcade Fire
Foo Fighters
Haim
Interpol
Queens Of The Stone Age
Tame Impala

Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow Spirit Flavoured Beers
Arctic Monkeys
Fat White Family
Foo Fighters
Kasabian
Royal Blood
The Libertines

Best New Band supported by Replay
Circa Waves
FKA Twigs
Jungle
Royal Blood
Slaves
Superfood

Best Solo Artist
Jack White
Jake Bugg
Jamie T
La Roux
Lana Del Rey
St Vincent

Best Festival
Bestival
Glastonbury
Isle Of Wight Festival
Latitude
Reading & Leeds
T In The Park

Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Future Islands – ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’
Jamie T – ‘Zombie’
Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin”
Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
Noel Gallagher – ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’
Royal Blood – ‘Little Monster’

Best Video
Fat White Family – ‘Touch The Leather’
FKA Twigs – ‘Two Weeks’
Jamie T – ‘Zombie’
Jungle – ‘Busy Earnin’’
Peace – ‘Lost On Me’
Royal Blood – ‘Figure It Out’

Best Music Film
20,000 Days On Earth
Finding Fela
Kasabian: Summer Solstice
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets
Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon
The Possibilities Are Endless

Best Film
Boyhood
Frank
Get On Up
God Help The Girl
The Inbetweeners 2
Northern Soul

Best TV Show
Girls
Game Of Thrones
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways
Peaky Blinders
Sherlock
True Detective

Dancefloor Filler
Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX – ‘Fancy’
Jamie T – ‘Zombie’
Kasabian – ‘Eez-Eh’
Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Metronomy –’Love Letters’
SBTRKT feat. Ezra Koenig – ‘New Dorp. New York’

Worst Band
5 Seconds Of Summer
Bastille
Blink-182
One Direction
The 1975
U2

Villain Of The Year
Bono
David Cameron
Harry Styles
Nigel Farage
Russell Brand
Taylor Swift

Hero Of The Year
Alex Turner
Dave Grohl
Kate Bush
Noel Gallagher
Russell Brand
Taylor Swift

Music Moment Of The Year
Alex Turner’s Brit Awards speech
Jamie T’s comeback
Kasabian headline Glastonbury
Kate Bush returns
The Libertines reunite
Nirvana reunite at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Best Fan Community
Jamie T
Kasabian
La Roux
Muse
Peace
Royal Blood

Small Festival Of The Year
End Of The Road
Festival Number 6
Field Day
Liverpool Psych Fest
The Great Escape
Tramlines

Book Of The Year
Bernard Sumner – Chapter And Verse
Ian Curtis, Deborah Curtis and Jon Savage – So This Is Permanence
Jesse Frohman – Kurt Cobain: The Last Session
John Lydon – Anger Is An Energy: My Life Uncensored
Viv Albertine – Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys
Steve Hanley – The Big Midweek: Life Inside The Fall

Reissue Of The Year
Led Zeppelin – ‘Led Zeppelin II’
Manic Street Preachers – ‘The Holy Bible’
Oasis – ‘Definitely Maybe’
Pixies – ‘Doolittle’
Public Enemy – ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’
Smashing Pumpkins – ‘Adore’

Best Band Social Media
?uestlove’s Twitter
Alana Haim’s Twitter
Albert Hammond Jr’s Twitter
Fat White Family’s Facebook
Liam Gallagher’s Twitter
Slaves’ Facebook

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas has already been confirmed. In February Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves will tour the UK. Tickets are available now.

The big winners at the NME Awards 2014 with Austin, Texas included Arctic Monkeys and Haim. Damon Albarn and Paul McCartney also picked up prizes on the night, alongside live performances from the likes of Drenge, The Horrors and Blondie.