The 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards is set to start in around about an hour’s time (8pm GMT), so we thought we give you a taste of who will be heading down to the O2 Academy Brixton tonight (February 25).
Here is the 2009 guestlist for the ceremony, which is being hosted by comedian Mark Watson.
The list includes nominees, guest presenters, bands performing, acts watching and a few others who have managed to find their way into the rock’n’roll party of the year.
So check out the 2009 guestlist below, then get ready to follow NME.COM‘s awards coverage live all night from the ceremony itself.
A selection from the 2009 guestlist (A-Z):
Dirty Pretty Things
Florence And The Machine
Late Of The Pier
Matt Smith (the new Dr Who)
Simian Mobile Disco
The Soft Pack
The Big Pink
The Last Shadow Puppets
The Mighty Boosh
The Temper Trap
For complete coverage from this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards, including news, photo galleries, video interviews and live blogs straight from the ceremony at the O2 Academy Brixton, head to our awards index at NME.COM/awards now.
Plus NME Radio is broadcasting live straight from the awards – tune in via Sky Channel 0184, Virgin Media 975, Freesat 727 or NME.COM/radio. NME TV will also have highlights and interviews from the awards, head to NME.COM/nmetv for the full schedule.
There will also be a highlights show on Channel 4 on Friday (February 27) at 7.30pm (GMT) and on Saturday (28) at 10.55am.
Meanwhile, get this week’s issue of NME – on UK newsstands now – for an exclusive covers CD featuring this year’s Godlike Geniuses, The Cure. The awards review issue itself will be on the shelves from next Wednesday (March 4), boasting exclusive interviews, photos and more.