As we put the finishing touches to the O2 Arena show, you can get the details first


With the countdown to the 2010 Shockwaves NME Awards underway, NME is giving you the chance to find out about next year’s Big Gig first.

With previous years featuring Godlike Geniuses including the Manic Street Preachers and The Cure playing London‘s O2 Arena with a full supporting bill including the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, White Lies, The Cribs and many more, the show is always a hot ticket.

With acts currently being finalised for the next Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig, which will take place on February 25 at the O2 Arena, you can now to register now to receive all the information about the gig first.

Not only will you find out who is playing before anyone else, you will also have the chance to buy tickets first.

To register for the 2010 Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig simply head to now and enter your details.

In the meantime why not have your say over who will be picking up the awards themselves by heading to NME.COM/awards and casting your vote for the longlist.