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PJ Harvey has taken to the stage to accept the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music award at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 tonight (February 23).

She received the honour at London's O2 Academy Brixton from Big Audio Dynamite's Mick Jones and Don Letts.

Speaking to the assembled crowd, Harvey thanked the presenters, before saying: "Thank you to the NME for the recognition of my work so far, I still feel like I'm just beginning. So maybe I'll be back in another 20 years time?"

After receiving the trophy she performed recent single 'The Words That Maketh Murder' and her 1995 single 'Down By The Water'.

Last year The Specials picked up the award at the ceremony.


NME.COM is coming live from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton tonight. Keep checking NME.COM/awards for news, photo galleries, blogs, video interviews and more.

Tune into NME Radio and NME TV for further coverage throughout the week.

Get next week's issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening's events. It's on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).

Watch the ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (26) at 11.20pm (GMT). Earlier in the day, at 11.25am on the same channel, T4 will broadcast their coverage of the ceremony.

Buy music by tonight's award winners at Amazon.co.uk.

The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.




NME.COM is coming live from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton tonight. Keep checking NME.COM/awards for news, photo galleries, blogs, video interviews and more.

Tune into NME Radio and NME TV for further coverage throughout the week.

Get next week's issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening's events. It's on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).

Watch the ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (26) at 11.20pm (GMT). Earlier in the day, at 11.25am on the same channel, T4 will broadcast their coverage of the ceremony.

Buy music by tonight's award winners at Amazon.co.uk.

The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl's band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.



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