This year’s ultimate rock ‘n’ roll bash, which will be hosted for the last time at the soon to be demolished Hammersmith Palais in London, features an all star line-up with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, The View, The Killers and Godlike Geniuses Primal Scream performing exclusive sets.
Jarvis Cocker and The Gossip singer Beth Ditto will also be teaming for a special collaboration on the night.
Fronted by DJ, TV star and former indie hitmaker Lauren Laverne, the ceremony will see the likes of Arctic Monkeys battling it out with Kasabian, The Killers, My Chemical Romance and Muse for Best Album.
Best British Band will be a straight fight between Muse, Babyshambles, Oasis, Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys while Best International Band will see The Killers competing with CSS, The Strokes, My Chemical Romance and We Are Scientists.
The stars will be donning the red carpet from 4pm before the awards kick off in earnest from 7pm.
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