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The biggest music stars are currently preparing their handbags and glad rags in anticipation of SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS 2005.

The ceremony kicks off in West London this evening (February 17), and with the star guest-list already bulging at the seams, this year promises to be a classic.

Awards voted for by you in categories including Best Album, British Band and Best Track are up for grabs at tonight’s bash, which will also witness several very special live performances.

For news of all tonight’s winners, plus exclusive on-the-scene reports of all the action, gossip and scandal just keep your browser pointing at NME.COM and [url=]NMEAWARDS.COM.