Shockwaves NME Awards 2008: your guide to today’s ceremony

NME.COM will be bringing you all the action - first

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2008 are just about to get underway this afternoon (February 28), so here’s an idea of all the action we’ll be bringing you on NME.COM.

With news, blogs, pictures and video coming live from the ceremony at London’s IndigO2, we’ll have all the action for you once the guests start arriving from 4pm (GMT).

Klaxons are set to open the ceremony at 5pm, with performances also coming from Lightspeed Champion, Gallows, The Cribs and this year’s Godlike Geniuses Manic Street Preachers.

Between those we’ll be giving out the awards every ten minutes or so, and so you know what to expect and when, here’s the running order of the ceremony:

Klaxons live

Best Track

Best Solo Artist

Best Radio

Lightspeed Champion live

Best Film

Best Dancefloor Filler

The Phillip Hall Radar Award

Gallows live

Best Live Event

Best Video

Best New Band

The Cribs and Johnny Marr live

Best International Band

Best TV Show

Best Album

Kate Nash live

Best British Band

Godlike Genius Award and Manic Street Preachers live

NME.COM will have the results, plus all the stories gossip and pictures from the ceremony first, so you can stay here and follow the action as it unfolds.

However that is just the beginning. Following the ceremony our focus moves to the neighbouring O2 Arena where the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig is taking place.

Kicking off at 7pm sharp with The Smiths legend Johnny Marr joining the The Cribs for their whole set, Klaxons, Bloc Party, Kaiser Chiefs and Manic Street Preachers are all playing live – we’ll be bringing you live reports and interviews with all the performers, plus the first review of the night.

So keep your browser pointing at NME.COM to get the best from the Shockwaves NME Awards first.

For all the awards coverage head to NME.COM/awards now. We have exclusive picture galleries, live webcams, minute-by-minute blogs straight from the ceremony and Big Gig and video interviews with the biggest names at the ceremony.

That’s just the beginning – the ceremony is being broadcast on E4 at 11pm (GMT) tonight (February 28), with highlights following tomorrow (29) on Channel 4 from 11.50pm.

Meanwhile, next week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands from March 5 – will contain the ultimate coverage, interviews and photos from the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards.