Shockwaves NME Awards 2009: the guestlist

Find out whose names are down and who's coming in tonight (Feb 25)

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):

Alexa Chung


Brody Dalle

Charlie Brooker


Crystal Castles

Daisy Lowe

Dirty Pretty Things

Dizzee Rascal


Emily Eavis

Florence And The Machine

Friendly Fires

Girls Aloud


Grace Jones

The Horrors

Howling Bells

Ida Maria

Ipso Facto


Kate Jackson

Kimberly Stewart


La Roux

Late Of The Pier

Laura Marling

Leigh Francis

Little Boots

Matt Smith (the new Dr Who)

Matt Wilkinson



Michael Eavis

Peaches Geldof

Pete Doherty

Pixie Geldolf

Richard Ayaode

Sienna Miller

Simian Mobile Disco

‘Skins’ cast

The Soft Pack

The Big Pink

The Cure

The Enemy

The Killers

The Kooks

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Mighty Boosh

The Temper Trap

The Wombats

White Lies

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.

The Cure will headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig at the O2 Arena in London on February 26, with NME.COM again bringing you full coverage.