Crystal Castles, White Lies to join The Cure at NME Big Gig

Plus another huge band are set to be announced to play soon

Crystal Castles and White Lies will be joining headliners The Cure to play at the NME Big Gig on February 26 next year.

The bands will play before Robert Smith and co’s 90-minute headline set – with another huge band set to play on the bill due to be announced soon.

Zane Lowe will host the bash, which follows the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009, which takes place the day before (February 25) at London Brixton Academy.


At the awards The Cure will be crowned Godlike Geniuses, following in the footsteps of the likes of Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, John Peel and The Clash.

Head to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 voting page now to have your say on who should take home the gongs at the event.

To check the availability of Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig 2009 tickets and get all the latest news, go to NME.COM/biggig.

Tickets are on sale now for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour with Glasvegas, White Lies, Friendly Fires and Florence And The Machine.

Plus you can get tickets for the Shockwaves NME Awards shows, which include the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Tricky and The Wombats playing special gigs.

Head to NME.COM/Awards for full information.