Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 details announced

Plus first details of Big Gig revealed too

The Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 are set to be held in the London Brixton Academy venue on February 25 next year, NME.COM can reveal.

The NME Big Gig, which last year featured Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Klaxons and The Cribs, will take place the day afterwards (February 26) at the London O2 Arena.

NME publishing director Paul Cheal said: “With the Awards night at Brixton Academy, the Big Gig at the O2 and an extensive range of Awards Shows across the country, we’re confident that the Shockwaves NME Awards 2009 will be the most exciting yet.

“Voted for by fans and with more opportunities for fans to take part than ever before, the NME Awards will be the most accurate barometer of the best in new music.”

Keep checking NME.COM for details about the acts who will be playing at the bash, and further details about the awards and how to get tickets.