All the action from the VO5 NME Awards 2018 Closing Party with alt-J all shot on Nikon

The Big Picture: some ace shots from the VO5 NME Awards 2018 closing party at Omeara on February 26, because why not; and all shot on Nikon!

The Closing Party was held at London’s Omeara, which is within stumbling distance of the NME office. If you see us down there, ours is a pint, yeah?

As the show approached we were all excited and thirsty. Mainly thirsty.

In fact, we were feeling supersonic – so they gave us BULLDOG gin and tonic.

The audience chanted along with ‘Breezeblocks’, beldting “Please don’t go / I love you so”. We’re not crying, you’re crying.

Alt-J unveiled fan favourite ‘In Cold Blood’ which was followed up with the equally well-loved ‘Tessellate’ – all shimmering synths and slinky, suggestive lyrics.

On the night, Omeara also hosted an exclusive Nikon exhibition of photographs of Liam.

We reckon he would have enjoyed the exhibition, since it was packed with snaps of him looking untouchably cool. As you were, Liam (literally – he’s quiet young in some of those photos).

Rounding off the night, singer Joe Newman called out, “Thanks to NME for having us. It’s a great magazine; long may it last.” Aw, shucks, Joe – we like you too!

For the win! Nikon ran a comp, and two lucky so-and-sos got to shoot the VO5 NME Awards 2018. Georgia Ledbury and Rachel Prew won – here are some of their best shots.

Liam Gallagher was crowned Godlike Genius at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, dedicating the award to his mum.

Whilst fellow Mancunians Pale Waves delivered a shimmering rendition of their dream-pop banger ‘There’s A Honey’.

Skepta presented Liam with his Godlike Genius gong at the VO5 NME Awards 2018…

…before the former Oasis frontman stepped up to the mic for an unstoppable set that included the classic ‘Rock N’ Roll Star’.