Cribs: ‘Playing giant O2 gig won’t phase us’

Trio are already excited ahead of Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig

The Cribs have vowed they will lose none of their chaotic punk rock attitude when they play their biggest gig to date next year.

The trio will play the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 28, among one of the biggest indoor audiences they have ever faced.

However frontman Ryan Jarman says he is already planning ahead for the show, which will follow the Shockwaves NME Awards themselves.

“I’m definitely looking forward to doing the show. It’s a different format for the awards, having a big show afterwards and it definitely sounds like a better way of doing it,” he declared. “It’s going to be an exciting gig.”

He added: “Even though it’s not naturally our kind of environment, it won’t phase us in the slightest. We will have just come off the NME Awards tour, so it’ll be nice to do finish all that with one massive huge gig. It’ll probably be the end of our touring in the UK for a while, so it’s a big deal for us. It’ll be a blow-out.”

The show itself will be headlined by the 2008 Godlike Geniuses Manic Street Preachers, and with Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Klaxons also performing.

Tickets for the Big Gig are on sale exclusively through NME.COM right now.

To get your Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig tickets simply head to NME.COM/biggig.