Voting is now open!

The time has come for you to decide who should take home the crown for Hero and Villain Of The Year at the BandLab NME Awards 2022. There can only be one winner each, and you get to decide who deserves the title. So choose wisely! Have your say and cast your vote below.

Hero Of The Year

It's been one hell of a year – but who above all others made the world a much more excellent place over the last 12 months? Whose legendary ways have earned a place in your heart and the worthy title of NME Hero Of The Year 2022? Let us know.

Villain Of The Year

Boooo! Who has annoyed you the most over the last year? Who has got right under your skin and made the world suck a little bit more? Fight the evil, and have your say for who should be crowned NME’s Villain Of The Year 2022.

Tune in to the BandLab NME Awards 2022 at O2 Academy Brixton on March 2 for the final results. The wildest night in music returns with live performances from Chvrches and Robert Smith, Griff, Rina Sawayama, Sam Fender and Berwyn, plus loads more to come. Get your tickets now.