VO5 NME Awards 2017: When is it, how to vote, where to get tickets, and everything you need to know

When and where will the V05 NME Awards take place? How do I buy tickets? How do I vote? Who will be playing? All the key info about the VO5 NME Awards 2017 is here.

Forget Valentine’s Day. There’s only one date you need in your calendar this February: The NME Awards 2017. Taking place on February 15 at O2 Academy, Brixton, the VO5 NME Awards 2017 will honour the best talent in music and culture from the past 12 months, with an explosive set of live performances and massive-name guests. Like always, you get to vote on everything from Best British Female Artist to Villain Of The Year.

Read below for everything you need to know about getting tickets, voting, and who will be playing at the VO5 NME Awards 2017.

Dean Chalkley

When and where are the VO5 NME Awards 2017 taking place?

The awards ceremony take place at O2 Academy, Brixton on February 15, 2017.

Who is nominated this year?

Best British Band – supported by Zig-Zag
The 1975
Biffy Clyro
Wolf Alice
The Last Shadow Puppets
Years & Years

Best British Female Artist
Charli XCX
Dua Lipa
Kate Tempest
PJ Harvey

Best British Male Artist – supported by the Pilot Pen Company
Michael Kiwanuka
Jamie T
Richard Ashcroft
Zayn Malik

Best International Band – supported by Austin, Texas
Tame Impala
Green Day
Kings Of Leon
A Tribe Called Quest
Tegan And Sara

Best International Female Artist – supported by V05
Christine And The Queens
Lady Gaga
Tove Lo

Best International Male Artist – supported by V05
Kanye West
The Weeknd
Frank Ocean
Chance The Rapper
Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist – supported by TOPMAN
Zara Larsson
Sunflower Bean
Dua Lipa
Anderson .Paak
Christine And The Queens

Best Live Band – supported by Nikon
The 1975
Wolf Alice
Bring Me The Horizon
Christine And The Queens

Best Album supported by HMV
Bastille – ‘Wild World’
The 1975 – ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’
Skepta – ‘Konnichiwa’
Radiohead – ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’
Beyoncé – ‘Lemonade’
Kanye West – ‘The Life Of Pablo’

Best Track supported by Red Stripe
Bastille – ‘Good Grief’
Charli XCX – ‘After The Afterparty’
Christine And The Queens – ‘Tilted’
Skepta – ‘Man’
The 1975 – ‘Somebody Else’
Tove Lo – ‘Cool Girl’

Best Music Video
Beyoncé – ‘Formation’
Radiohead – ‘Burn The Witch’
Wolf Alice – ‘Lisbon’
Slaves – ‘Consume Or Be Consumed’
Rat Boy – ‘Get Over It’
Kanye West – ‘Famous’

Best Re-Issue
Blur – ‘Leisure’
DJ Shadow – ‘Endtroducing’
Michael Jackson – ‘Off The Wall’
Oasis – ‘Be Here Now’
Pink Floyd – ‘Meddle’
REM – ‘Out Of Time’

Best Festival – supported by ID&C
Isle Of Wight
Reading & Leeds
V Festival

Best Small Festival
End Of The Road
Festival No 6
Green Man
Y Not
Kendal Calling
Slam Dunk

Best Festival Headliner
Biffy Clyro
The Stone Roses

Music Moment Of The Year
Bring Me The Horizon invade Coldplay’s table at the NME Awards 2016
Beyoncé drops Lemonade
Pete Doherty plays The Bataclan
Coldplay’s Viola Beach tribute at Glastonbury
Skepta wins Mercury Prize
The Stone Roses release first new music in 20 years

Best Film
Suicide Squad
Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Everybody Wants Some!!
Captain America: Civil War
My Scientology Movie

Best Music Film
Oasis: Supersonic
Once More With Feeling
The Rolling Stones – Havana Moon
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
Sing Street
Gimme Danger

Best TV Series supported by Domino’s
Game Of Thrones
Stranger Things
Black Mirror
People Just Do Nothing

Best Book
Alan Partridge – Nomad
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Johnny Marr – Set The Boy Free
The Killers – Somewhere Outside That Finish Line
Sylvia Patterson – I’m Not With The Band
Zayn Malik – Zayn: The Official Autobiography

Hero Of The Year
David Bowie
Gary Lineker
Millie Bobby Brown
Liam Gallagher

Villain Of The Year
Donald Trump
David Cameron
Boris Johnson
Martin Shkreli
Katie Hopkins
Nigel Farage

Worst Band
5 Seconds Of Summer
Twenty One Pilots
Clean Bandit
Honey G
The Chainsmokers


How do I vote?

Stage two of the voting is now open. You’ve got until midnight on January 31 to vote.

How does voting work?

In two rounds: there’s an open vote to decide the shortlists, then a final vote to decide the winners. It’s just a little bit less complicated than the US Presidential elections.

Are all the awards voted for by the public?

No, there are some special prizes – including the legendary Godlike Genius Award, which was won by Coldplay last year – which are decided at NME HQ.

How do I get tickets?

Follow this link to purchase tickets to the VO5 NME Awards 2017. But hurry – early bird tickets are already sold out!

How can I follow the action if I can’t make it to Brixton?

Just stay tuned to NME.COM and NME’s social media channels for the night. We’ll have news, videos and all the winners live, as it occurs.

Who will be performing?

Only some of music’s biggest and best acts. Bastille, Dua Lipa and Wiley are all confirmed, with the latter also collecting the award for Outstanding Contribution To Music. Pet Shop Boys will close the night with a special career-spanning performance after collecting the award for Godlike Genius.


Are the prizes still those finger trophies?

You bet they are. We’ve been giving people the finger since 1994.