It’s almost time for music’s greats to gather in a room and celebrate the last 12 months of records, performances, and artists, and more. As usual, this year’s ceremony will feature performances from some of the most exciting acts around, big-name guests, and some moments that not even we could predict.
Read below for everything you need to know about the ceremony, from voting to those all important nominations.
When and where are the VO5 NME Awards 2018 taking place?
The ceremony will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 14, 2018.
Who is nominated this year?
The VO5 NME Awards 2018 nominations are as follows:
BEST BRITISH BAND supported by Zig-Zag
BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND supported by 19 Crimes Winery
BEST BRITISH SOLO ARTIST supported by VO5
BEST FILM supported by Zig-Zag
Blade Runner 2049
The Disaster Artist
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
BEST INTERNATIONAL SOLO ARTIST
Lana Del Rey
Father John Misty
BEST NEW ARTIST supported by Vans
The Magic Gang
BEST ALBUM supported by Orange Amplification
J Hus, ‘Common Sense’
Wolf Alice, ‘Visions Of A Life’
Loyle Carner, ‘Yesterday’s Gone’
The National, ‘Sleep Well Beast’
BEST TRACK supported by Estrella Galicia
Kasabian, ‘God Bless This Acid House’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Humble’
Lorde, ‘Green Light’
The Horrors, ‘Something To Remember Me By’
Dua Lipa, ‘New Rules’
Charli XCX, ‘Boys’
BEST LIVE ARTIST supported by Nikon
BEST FESTIVAL supported by ID&C
Reading & Leeds
BEST COLLABORATION supported by VO5
Craig David and Bastille, ‘I Know You’
Stefflon Don and Skepta, ‘Ding-A-Ling’
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, ‘Continental Breakfast’
Gorillaz and Jehnny Beth, ‘We Got The Power’
Lily Allen and Giggs, ‘Trigger Bang’
Yungen and Yxng Bane, ‘Bestie’
BEST MIXTAPE supported by Bulldog Gin
Charli XCX, ‘Pop 2’
Drake, ‘More Life’
Krept & Konan, ‘7 Nights/7 Days’
Rex Orange County, ‘Apricot Princess’
Dave, ‘Game Over’
Avelino, No Bullshit’
The Big Moon, ‘Sucker’
Charli XCX, ‘Boys’
St Vincent, ‘Los Ageless’
Taylor Swift, ‘Look What You Made Me Do’
Dua Lipa, ‘New Rules’
Pale Waves, ‘Television Romance’
BEST TV SHOW
Stranger Things 2
Game Of Thrones
Rick & Morty
MUSIC MOMENT OF THE YEAR
One Love Manchester
The Killers play surprise set at Glastonbury
Noel Gallagher plays ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ at Manchester Arena
Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington tribute concert
BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER
BEST SMALL FESTIVAL
Festival Number 6
End Of The Road
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR
HERO OF THE YEAR
REISSUE OF THE YEAR
Radiohead, ‘OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017’
Prince, ‘Purple Rain’
The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
REM, ‘Automatic For The People’
The Smiths, ‘The Queen Is Dead’
Super Furry Animals, ‘Radiator’
BEST MUSIC BOOK
Action Bronson, Fuck That’s Delicious: An Annotated Guide To Eating Well
Dylan Jones, David Bowie: A Life
Allan Jones, Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down: Rock’n’Roll War Stories
Lizzy Goodman, Meet Me In The Bathroom: Rebirth And Rock And Roll In New York City 2001-2011
The KLF, 2023: A Trilogy
BEST MUSIC FILM
Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two
L7: Pretend We’re Dead
Bunch Of Kunst: A Film About Sleaford Mods
George Michael: Freedom
England Is Mine
Whitney: Can I Be Me
How do I vote?
The second round of voting will open on January 17.
How does voting work?
In two rounds. The first is an open vote to decide the shortlists. Then there’s a final vote to decide the ultimate winners.
Are all the awards voted for by the public?
No. The Godlike Genius award is decided by NME, and this year’s recipient has already been confirmed as the one and only Liam Gallagher. Apart from a couple of other special prizes, including the Under The Radar award supported by HMV, the rest of the awards are all voted for by you.
How can I follow the action if I can’t make it to Brixton?
Keep your browser locked on NME.com and all NME‘s social channels, where we’ll have comprehensive coverage of the night, from the red carpet to kicking out time and everything in between.
Who will be performing?
This year’s very exciting performers will be announced soon.
Are the prizes still those middle finger trophies?
Absolutely. We’ve been giving our winners the finger since 1994.