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NME Awards 2012

  • Kasabian drummer Ian Matthews, and lead singer Tom Meighan attend the awards.

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  • The Horrors catch up back stage.

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  • Arctic Monkeys accept their award through a video message.

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  • Miles Kane shows off his gnashers.

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  • Tribes horse around at the ceremony.

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  • Jarvis Cocker spots someone he knows.

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  • Noel Fielding soaks up the atmosphere.

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  • Spector rejoice.

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  • Spector frontman Fred Macpherson looks quizzical.

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  • Ghostpoet, looking dapper.

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  • Hurts pretend that they've won two awards.

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  • Tim Minchin was thinking of the wrong award. It's one finger, not two!

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  • Noel Gallagher displays his Godlike Genius award.

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  • Florence Welch holds two fingers up for Best Solo Artist, and Best Song ('Shake It Out').

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  • Michael and Emily Eavis. Michael promised that Glastonbury would return in 2013.

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  • Best album winners the Horrors. The group performed a duet of 'Still Life' with Florence and the Machine.

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  • Johnny Marr claims Best Re-Issue on behalf of the Smiths.

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  • Godlike Genius Noel Gallagher takes to the O2 Brixton Academy stage.

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  • Noel Gallagher celebrates his Godlike Genius victory.

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  • Noel Gallagher receives the Godlike Genius award.

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  • Noel Gallagher accepts the Godlike Genius award.

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  • Noel Gallagher plays live after receiving the Godlike Genius Award.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds play a set to close out the evening.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • The Vaccines onstage at the NME Awards.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • The Vaccines play a short set at the O2 Brixton Academy.

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  • The Vaccines perform at the NME Awards.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • The Vaccines share a hug onstage.

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  • Marina Diamandis presents an award.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Azealia couldn't attend the ceremony to accept her award, but fans were treated to the video for '212'.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Pulp receive their Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music prize.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Bez presents the Best Reissue (which went to The Smiths).

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Florence accepts the Best Track award for her song 'Shake It Out'.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • The Maccabees perform at the NME Awards.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Tim Minchin and Zawe Ashton present the award for Best Album.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Florence Welch and The Horrors treat guests to a stunning collaboration.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • The Horrors accept the award for Best Album.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • The Horrors say hello to a few lucky fans.

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  • The Midnight Beast present an NME Award.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • The Drums arrive in Brixton.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Graham Coxon and Alexa Chung present the Best New Band award to The Vaccines.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Kasabian celebrate their Best British Band award while onstage.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • The Horrors and Florence Welch perform 'Still Life' together.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • The Fresh Meat gang accept the award for Best TV Show.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Kasabian accept the Best British Band award.

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  • Pulp accept their award for the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution To Music.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • The Vaccines and The Horrors brothers Tom and Freddie Cowan caught in the crowd together.

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  • The Vaccines accept their award for Best New Band.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Pulp treat the crowd to a short live performance.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Pulp performing at the NME Awards.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Jarvis shows off some moves.

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  • Pulp performing at the O2 Brixton Academy.

    Photo: Amy Brammall/NME

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  • Pulp perform a short set for the NME Awards attendees.

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  • Metronomy's Joe Mount poses for a picture at the NME Awards 2012.

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  • Florence accepts her award for Best Solo Artist.

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  • The photogs stop by Friendly Fires' table.

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  • Anna Calvi is spotted in the crowd.

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  • Florence accepts her award for Best Solo Artist.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Hurts accept their award for Best Video.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Mat Horne and Layla Lewis present the award for Best Video to Hurts.

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  • Carl Barat takes to the Awards stage.

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  • Guests watch to find out who the big winners are of the night.

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  • Katy B accepts her Dancefloor Anthem award for 'Broken Record'.

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  • Although they couldn't be present, Foo Fighters accept their award for Best International Band.

    Photo: Tom Martin/NME

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  • Florence Welch performs at the NME Awards.

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  • Nick Grimshaw and Katy B present the award for Best International Band.

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  • Hurts receive the award for Best Video for their track 'Sunday'.

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  • The evening's host Jack Whitehall greets the crowd.

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  • Kasabian run through a few of their hits.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Kasabian performing at the NME Awards 2012.

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  • Kasabian treat the crowd to a couple of songs.

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  • Kasabian kick off the night with a performance.

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  • The NME Awards are in full swing.

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  • Florence awaits to find out if she wins the Best Solo Artist award.

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  • Noel Fielding helps introduce the awards, dressed as The Mighty Boosh's Hitcher.

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  • Kasabian perform 'Switchblade Smiles' and 'Days Are Forgotten'.

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  • Tribes smile for the camera.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Tribes, who also recently wrapped up playing on the NME Awards Tour, arrive at the Awards.

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  • Hurts arrive, eager to find out if they will take home any awards.

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  • Friendly Fires arrive.

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  • Metronomy return to O2 Academy Brixton, days after playing there for the NME Awards Tour.

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  • Carl Barat arrives, ready to present the award for Best Video.

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  • Noel Fielding poses for a quick photo.

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  • Johnny Marr arrives at the NME Awards.

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  • The Enemy settle at a table, ready for the big night to begin.

    Photo: Dan Kendall/NME

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  • Red carpet action is in full swing.

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  • Ghostpoet arrives on the red carpet.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • Spector hit up the NME Awards.

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  • Graham Coxon stops for a chat on the red carpet.

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  • Noel Gallagher and his wife arrive, with the singer ready to pick up the Godlike Genius Award.

    Photo: Victor Frankowski/NME

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  • The Horrors arrive, ready to perform with Florence + The Machine.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Katy B arrives at the NME Awards.

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  • Stooshe arrive in colourful attire.

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  • The Enemy pose for a photo as they arrive at O2 Academy Brixton.

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  • Miles Kane looks stylish as he hits up the NME Awards.

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  • Bez dances his way down the red carpet.

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  • The Vaccines at the NME Awards 2012.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Fresh from their headline slot on the NME Awards Tour, Two Door Cinema Club arrive.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Graham Coxon hits the red carpet.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • The Heartbreaks show up at the ceremony.

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  • Alexa Chung strikes a pose on the red carpet.

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  • The Maccabees show up, ready to perform a track later in the evening.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • The NME Awards 2012 kick off.

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  • The Vaccines arrive on the red carpet.

    Photo: Vic Frankowski/NME

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  • Fans wait in the queue to get into O2 Brixton Academy.

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  • Last preparations are made before the ceremony begins.

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  • A few punters pose for a picture with their pit passes.

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  • Fans wait outside the venue to catch a glimpse of the stars as they pass by on the red carpet.

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  • The tables are set and ready for the awards.

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  • And so February 29th hits. Not does this day mark the Leap Year, but it also marks the NME Awards 2012. You can watch the entire ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (March 3) at 11.55pm (GMT). Half an hour of highlights will be shown on T4 at 9.25am (GMT) the same day. But until then, here's a look at some photos from O2 Academy Brixton's big event.

    Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

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  • Pulp soundcheck for their performance ahead of the big night.

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  • The Brixton-based music venue is transformed into an awards ceremony hall.

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  • Some of Pulp's equipment arrives just in time for their soundcheck.

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  • The red carpet is built ahead of the stars' arrivals.

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  • The Horrors take a break from soundchecking for their live set with Florence + The Machine.

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  • What would a music awards ceremony be without loads of musical instruments and amps?

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  • The evening's host Jack Whitehall runs through some of his jokes in preparation for his big moment.

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  • The Vaccines run through a few songs to tune up for the evening's performance.

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  • That's a lot of musician-filled tables to set up..

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  • The Horrors soundcheck for their NME Awards performance.

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  • The Maccabees squeeze in some rehearsal time ahead of the big night.

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  • The Maccabees soundcheck as the stage is being built up.

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  • Zara Martin and Leah Weller at the Wyld Bar, W Hotel London.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Wretc 32 begins to spell his name with his fingers.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Tinchy Stryder holds court.

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  • Theo Hutchcraft from Hurts and Alexa Chung celebrate Hurts' win for 'Best Video'.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Daughter of Annie Lennox, Tali Lennox arrives at the after-party.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Pixie Geldof at the NME Awards after-party.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Pixie Geldof, Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw and Alexa Chung strike a pose.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Miles Kane wasn't sad for long though, with Suki Waterhouse

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Miles Kane and Serge Pizzorno hug it out at the after-party after Kane loses Best Solo Artist to Florence and the Machine.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Michael Fielding, Lliana Bird and Noel Fielding celebrate after Noel wins 'Best Book' at the NME Awards

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  • Lliana Bird and Noel Fielding raise the roof, while brother William Fielding looks on.

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  • Alexa Chung and Miles Kane chat. Probably not about Kane's Last of the Shaddow Puppets band-mate Alex Turner.

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  • Alexa Chung has a solo breather at the after-party.

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  • Caroline Flack and Florence Welch raise it up at the after-party.

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  • Model and It-Girl Clara Paget shares peroxide tips with Mr Hudson.

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  • Clara Paget and Pixie Geldof both in black at the after-party

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  • Diana Vickers- an unlikely NME reader- arrives at the after-party.

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  • Jamie Hince and Kate Moss: The couple that poses together, stays together.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Kate Moss adds a Chanel colour pop to her outfit.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Katy B ditches trainers for heels and celebrates her first ever award for 'Dancefloor Anthem'.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Kasabian's Jay Mehler occupies himself at the NME awards after-party.

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  • Florence Welch chucks her shoes and embraces the dancefloor.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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  • Florence Welch tries to ignore her photo-bombing friend.

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  • Awards host and best tv show-winner Jack Whitehall arrives at the after-party.

    Photo: Taken by Dave Benett

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