Liam Gallagher announced as Godlike Genius at the VO5 NME Awards 2018

It's LG for GG!

2018’s Godlike Genius has been announced for the VO5 NME Awards 2018 and it’s Liam Gallagher.

On February 14, LG will swagger his handsome self down to Brixton Academy to pick up the Godlike Genius trophy at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. After that, he’ll get on stage and do what he does best: sing some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll tunes the world has ever known.

NME Editor in Chief Mike Williams says: “Every once in a while you’re faced with a decision that you might call a total no-brainer. Giving Liam Gallagher the 2018 Godlike Genius award falls into that category. 


Through his history, the tunes, the swagger and the sense of humour, Liam is one of the most iconic rock stars of all time. He’s a frontman who knows the job description – look cool, belt it out, be totally Godlike – and I can’t wait to see him take his rightful place on the throne in Brixton in February” 

Here’s what Liam had to say about the whole thing: “I wanna thank the NME for their Godlike Genius award. It’s about f**king time as far as I’m concerned.”

Want to see Liam at the VO5 NME Awards 2018?

Where? O2 Academy Brixton

When? February 14.

Why? It’s gonna 
be biblical

At 9am on Wednesday December 6, there will be an exclusive pre-sale on, including some pit access tickets for those who wanna look 
LG in the eye. Then, at 9am on Friday December 8, tickets will go on general sale.


Get tickets here 

Here’s a list of the last 10 Godlike Geniuses.

2008 – Manic Street Preachers

2009 – The Cure

2010 – Paul Weller

2011 – Dave Grohl

2012 – Noel Gallagher

2013 – Johnny Marr

2014 – Blondie

2015 – Suede

2016 – Coldplay

2017 – Pet Shop Boys

See the full list of all 22 Godlike Geniuses 

Voting is now open for the other 23 categories at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. Have your say!

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