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NME cover stars Hives and Brit-rockers Vex Red are the latest bands to confirm NME 5.0 shows.

This year is NME’s 50th anniversary and there will be a host of NME 5.0 gigs and events to celebrate our Golden Jubilee. Spiritualized and Sum 41 have already announced NME 5.0 shows at Brixton Academy, on March 8 and March 7 respectively. Now Hives have confirmed an NME 5.0 gig at Brixton Academy on May 4, while Vex Red play an NME 5.0 Show at Bristol Fleece & Firkin on March 18.

For further information and tickets to any of the confirmed dates, ring the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.