Kasabian, Jake Bugg and Royal Blood among first arrivals at NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas

The awards take place tonight at London's O2 Academy Brixton

The doors for the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas at London’s O2 Academy Brixton have opened with Jake Bugg, Kasabian and Peace among the first artists down the red carpet.

A host of stars and musicians have already hit the red carpet, including Suede, Jarvis Cocker, James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, Chvrches, Frank Turner, Run The Jewels, Charli XCX, Lisa Stansfield, Faris Badwan of The Horrors and Tito Jackson all in the building.

They join The Cribs, Interpol, Swim Deep, The Vaccines, Suede, Slaves, La Roux, and Chrissie Hynde, who are also in attendance as too are a Pete Doherty-less Libertines.

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Suede will receive the Godlike Genius Award, following in the footsteps of Blondie, The Clash, Paul Weller, The Cure, Manic Street Preachers, New Order & Joy Division, Dave Grohl, Noel Gallagher and Johnny Marr, and will also perform live at tonight’s ceremony (February 18).

In addition to Suede, Charli XCX will perform live, as will Run The Jewels, The Vaccines and Royal Blood. Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens will return to host the show for the second year in a row, which kicks off at 8.45pm.

Awards to be handed out tonight include Best British Band supported by Marshall, Best Live Band supported by Dead Crow, Best New Band supported by Replay, Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Best International Band supported by Austin and Best Solo Artist supported by Pilot Frixion.

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The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas includes Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves. The tour begins tomorrow (February 19) and tickets are available now.

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