Arctic Monkeys win Best British Band award at the Brits

Alex Turner and co. accept their gong in fancy dress

Arctic Monkeys won the Best British Band award at the Brit Awards 2008 tonight (February 20) in London.

The band were dressed up in traditional English rural clothing for the event, resembling old-fashioned farmers, sporting brown wellies and flat caps.

“Thank you everybody. We’re the Arctic Monkeys. We are the most fantastic,” mumbled frontman Alex Turner, before blowing a hunting horn he had brought on stage into the microphone.

Presenter Kelly Osbourne shoved the band off stage after their spontaneous loud musical contribution.

Editors, Girls Aloud, Kaiser Chiefs and Take That were also nominated for the award.

To get the full Brit Award results just click on the categories below:

Best British Live Act

Critics’ Choice Award

British Breakthrough Act

Best International Male

Best British Male

Best International Female

Best International Group

Best British Female

Best International Album

Best British Single

Best British Album

Outstanding Contribution To Music Award

Keep checking NME.COM throughout the evening for the latest from the Brit Awards 2008.

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