Kate Nash and Hard-Fi join Shockwaves NME Awards shows

CSS and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly also announce dates

Hard-Fi, Kate Nash, CSS and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly are all joining the line-up for the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards Shows.

The acts will headline shows in London, while the bills for existing shows have also grown, with bands signing-up to play the month-long series of gigs, which kicks off in February ahead of the awards ceremony itself on February 28.

The Shockwaves NME Awards Shows 2008 in London are now:


Hard-Fi (KOKO, February 6)

The Pigeon Detectives, Black Kids, The Rascals (Astoria, 7)

Nine Black Alps (KOKO, 8)

The Twang (Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 9)

Les Savy Fav, Future Of The Left, Los Campesinos! (Astoria, 10)

Babyshambles, The Courteeners, Tinseltown (Brixton Academy, 11)


Richard Hawley, Maps, Vincent Vincent And The Villains (Astoria, 12)

New Young Pony Club, Metronomy, Blood Red Shoes (KOKO, 12)

Simian Mobile Disco, The Whip, Friendly Fires, Turzi (Astoria, 13)

Black Francis, XX Teens, Ipso Facto (KOKO, 13)

Justice, Late Of The Pier, The Teenagers (Astoria, 14)

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (KOKO, 15)

The Horrors, Crystal Castles, These New Puritans (Astoria, 16)

Dizzee Rascal (Shepherds Bush Empire, 17)

Hadouken!, Cut Copy, Ali Love (KOKO, 18)

The Gutter Twins (KOKO, 21)

CSS, Wild Beasts (Astoria, 23)

Enter Shikari (Astoria, 24)

The Wombats, To My Boy, Glasvegas (Shepherd’s Bush Empire, 25)

The Young Knives (Astoria, 26)

Band Of Horses, Sons And Daughters, MGMT (KOKO, 26)

Kate Nash (Astoria, 27)

The Hold Steady (KOKO, 27)

Reverend And The Makers (Roundhouse, 26)

Gallows, Anti Flag, Fucked Up (Astoria, 29)

Meanwhile the shows in Glasgow are:

The Cribs (Barrowland, February 1)

Richard Hawley (ABC, 9)

Black Francis (Garage, 10)

Babyshambles (Barrowland, 13)

The Wombats (Barrowland, 21)

CSS (Barrowland, 24)

Young Knives (Classic Grand, 29)

And in Manchester:

Justice (Academy 2, 7)

Richard Hawley (Academy, 8)

Babyshambles (Apollo, 10)

Black Francis (Academy 2, 12)

Dizzee Rascal (Academy, 19)

The Wombats (Academy, 22)

Young Knives (Academy 2, 27)

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to

NME.COM/GIGS now, or call the NME ticketline on 0871 230 1094.

Details of the full bills for each show will be announced on NME.COM soon.