Shockwaves NME Awards finish – the parties start!

Bands and guests get ready to celebrate deep into the night

Tonight’s (February 25) Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 have just finished at the O2 Academy Brixton, and now the afterparties are getting into full swing.

Guests including the likes of The Killers, The Last Shadow Puppets and MGMT will be celebrating with DJs now playing at the venue, while a series of parties are expected to take place across London, including Glasvegas’ gig at the Death Disco club night.

NME.COM is naturally on all the best guestlists, and we’ll keep you in the loop with all the ligging and partying news, of course – check back tomorrow (February 26) to find out who got up to what and with whom as the bands celebrated their wins and mourned their losses.

For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.

Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.

There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 24) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.

Meanwhile get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.