From footballers to celebrity chefs
If there’s one place you can be guaranteed to spy some celebrities, it’s an awards ceremony. The NME Awards is no different, and its not just music stars who show up for the most rock’n’roll night of the year. All manner of VIPs attend our annual party, from the expected to the less so. Here’s some of the more unlikely guests we’ve welcomed over the years.
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Richard McCourt and Dominic Wood – better known to the world as CBBC presenters Dick and Dom – turned up to the 2005 ceremony looking as gleeful as they did on TV.
Acclaimed Hollywood director Tim Burton stopped by Brixton in 2009 to give The Cure their Godlike Genius award.
King of indie footballers Peter Crouch added to his indie points by hanging out at the awards two years in a row. Here is looking very fetching in a fluffy coat at the 2014 after party.
The Weasley brothers – aka Rupert Grint, and Oliver and James Phelps – got out of Hogwarts for a night back in 2007, and lived it up at O2 Academy Brixton with the best of the music world.
Way before he found out he was distantly related to two past kings of England, he got treated like royalty at two NME Awards ceremonies.
The Welsh boxer might not be the first person you associate with music award ceremonies, but he showed up in 2008 to help his fellow countrymen Manic Street Preachers celebrate their Godlike Genius win.
Big Brother winner Brian Dowling and Hollyoaks‘ James Redmond posed on the red carpet together, for some reason, in 2002. Ah, the early noughties.
The Spurs striker and West Ham and Rangers ace came to enjoy the festivities in 2006. Score!
The most popular man on MySpace was one of the VIPs on the guestlist at the inaugural NME Awards USA. On the night, he schmoozed with some of the biggest names in music, like Pete Wentz and Alice Cooper.
The Irish milliner is renowned in the fashion world for his eye-catching designs, but in music? The 2009 ceremony saw him pop up at Brixton, including alongside Grace Jones.
The celebrity chef has made several appearances at the NME Awards this decade, always with her signature beehive.
It’s not often NME collides with Made In Chelsea, but 2015 saw one of the stars of the scripted reality show Millie Mackintosh brought the two worlds together.
Did Dynamo turn up to the 2015 ceremony in a puff of smoke? Probably not, but the magician made for a great guest.