Hurts bring out ballerinas for Shockwaves NME Awards performance

Manchester band enjoy ‘Wonderful Life’ at ceremony

Hurts have performed their hit ‘Wonderful Life’ with the aid of a few special guests at the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton tonight (February 23).

The Manchester duo performed the song as a full band and were joined by a troupe of black-clad ballerinas for the performance.

Singer Theo Hutchcraft got into the noir-ish spirit, donning sunglasses to accompany his leather gloves and black coat for the show.


The band are hoping that it won’t be their first foray onstage tonight – Hurts are nominated in the Best New Band category, where they face competition from Beady Eye, Everything Everything, The Drums and Two Door Cinema Club.

Hutchcraft is also in contention for the award for Best Band Blog Or Twitter for his tweeting action.

NME.COM is coming live from the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 ceremony at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton tonight. Keep checking NME.COM/awards for news, photo galleries, blogs, video interviews and more.

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Get next week’s issue of NME for the ultimate report on the evening’s events. It’s on UK newsstands or available digitally from next Wednesday (March 2).

Watch the ceremony on Channel 4 on Saturday night (26) at 11.20pm (GMT). Earlier in the day, at 11.25am on the same channel, T4 will broadcast their coverage of the ceremony.


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The NME Awards Big Gig takes place on Friday (25). Godlike Genius Dave Grohl‘s band Foo Fighters headline, with Cee Lo Green, Band Of Horses and No Age also on the bill.


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