The story of the VO5 NME Awards 2018… shot on Nikon

The finest in music descend on O2 Brixton Academy for the most rock'n'roll night of the year. Check out all the pictures from the evening, including all the winners, all the performers, and obviously, the gossip - shot by Nikon.

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1Muse at the VO5 NME Awards

Muse arriving at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 Tim Whitby/NME
Muse arrive at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

2Pale Waves NME awards 2018 Red Carpet

Pale Waves NME awards 2018 Red Carpet
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Pale Waves are here to pick up The Under The Radar Award supported by HMV

3Haim at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

Haim rocked matching makeup for the big night

4The Magic Gang at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

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The Magic Gang at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 TIM WHITBY/NME
The Magic Gang were nominated for Best New Artist supported by Vans

5Kasabian, NME Awards 2018, Red Carpet

Kasabian, NME Awards 2018, Red Carpet
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Leicester lads Kasabian are Awards stalwarts. 2018 was no different.

6Boy Better Know, NME Awards 2018, Red Carpet

Boy Better Know, NME Awards 2018, Red Carpet
The grime collective will pick up the NME Innovation Award this year. Tim Whitby/NME
The grime collective picked up the NME Innovation Award this year.

7Michael Eavis and Craig David at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

Huw Stephens and NME Editor Mike Williams
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Glasto boss Michael Eavis and Craig David had a lovely time. 2020 headliner?

8Loyle Carner and Big Narstie the VO5 NME Awards 2018

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Big Narstie handed Loyle Carner the award for Best British Solo supported by VO5

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Loyle Carner collects the Best British Solo Artist award ANDY FORD/NME
Loyle Carner said that ADHD was a 'superpower' in his acceptance speech for Best British Solo Artist supported by VO5

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The choreography was killer, Steff flanked by her talented dance troupe. Stefflon Don: The Musical in 2019, yeah?

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Haim celebrated winning Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes

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The Big Moon, NME Awards 2018, Tables
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The Big Moon had a lovely time after picking up Best Video supported by Princess Yachts

13Loyle Carner, NME Awards 2018

Loyle Carner, NME Awards 2018
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Cheer up Loyle, you won!

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Boy Better Know's Jammer and Skepta linking up with Award winner J Hus

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Shirley Manson at the VO5 NME Awards 2018
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Shirley Manson at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 after winning the NME Icon Award

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Kasabian, NME Awards, Tables celebrating
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Kasabian's Tom Meighan looked just a tad pleased to win Best Live Band supported by Nikon

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Alt-J, NME Awards 2018, 1, PF
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Following Skepta and Stefflon Don’s performance of ‘Ding-A-Ling’ and Haim's acceptance of the Best International Artist award supported by 19 Crimes Winery, the Mercury Prize-winning trio Alt-J take to the stage at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

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Avelino, NME Awards 2018, Win
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Avelino picked up Best Mixtape supported by Bulldog Gin for 'No Bullshit. “I’m grateful," he said. "I didn’t expect to win today, just a night out for me and my friends. I’m going to celebrate this one.”

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Indie-pop quartet Pale Waves show the audience exactly why The 1975’s Matty Healy insisted on producing their swooning first two singles. Jenn Five
The indie-pop quartet Pale Waves showed the audience exactly why The 1975’s Matty Healy insisted on producing their jaw-dropping first two singles.

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Craig David picked up the gong for Best Collaboration supported by VO5 for his team-up with Bastille's lead singer Dan Smith

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Pale Waves pose with a tasty-looking slice of pizza. Oh, and an NME Award

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Our Godlike Genius Liam Gallagher closed out the night with a roaring set of Oasis classics and his new solo material

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'Rock'n'Roll Star' proved to get the night's biggest reaction
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