Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 – Take A Video Tour Of The Venue

Around 29 hours to go and the O2 Academy Brixton still looks alarmingly like a building site, with the normally-deafening din of soundcheck barely noticeable above the noise of workmen banging and drilling.

Here’s how the venue looked as of Tuesday midday. Note the ever-present foliage, a clue as to the visual theme of the night. More video clips after the jump.

As you can see, the PA and lighting is slowly being hoisted into place.

And here’s how it looks from the upstairs balcony, with lighting. Getting goosebumps now…