February 7, 2012 9:00

Pulp to receive Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at NME Awards

Jarvis Cocker and co will also perform live at ceremony later this month

Pulp to receive Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at NME Awards
Pulp have been named as the recipients of the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at this year's NME Awards.

The Sheffield band will pick up the gong at the O2 Academy Brixton ceremony on February 29, and will also play live on the night.

Speaking about the award, Pulp said: "I guess we always knew we stood out - but to be called 'outstanding' is great. Thank you."

The awards ceremony will be the band's first UK performance of the year, following last year's reunion gigs and festival dates. To check the availability of NME Awards tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Jarvis Cocker and co are also scheduled to play a number of gigs later this year, with dates in the US at Coachella festival, San Francisco and New York penciled in along with a slot at Spain's SOS Festival.

Pulp's reunion dates last summer - which kicked off officially with their Primavera show, and continued with their 'surprise' performance at Glastonbury - were their first since going on hiatus since 2002.

The band also performed at the Isle Of Wight Festival, Wireless, Reading and Leeds festivals and played two sold-out shows at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys, Noel Gallagher, Lana Del Rey, The Vaccines and Odd Future are among the acts nominated for gongs at this year's NME Awards.

Arctic Monkeys – who've scored seven nominations in total – will go head-to-head with Kasabian, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Horrors and Muse for the Best British Band award. The Best New Band category, meanwhile, will be contested by Lana Del Rey, Tribes, The Vaccines, WU LYF and Foster The People.

Kasabian, Florence And The Machine, Muse are up for three gongs each, while The Horrors, Hurts and The Vaccines are among the acts nominated for two awards.

Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher – who's due to pick up our prestigious Godlike Genius Award on the night – is up for another four gongs, including Best Album for 'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' and Best Solo Artist.

To see a full list of this year's categories and nominees, and to have your say on who should win, head to NME Awards now.

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