The Libertines win Music Moment Of The Year at NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas

Band pick up the prize for their surprise Glastonbury set

The Libertines have won Music Moment Of The Year at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The band won the award for their surprise Glastonbury Festival set, which voters thought eclipsed the return of Adele and Dave Grohl’s broken leg.

The Libertines were presented with the award by grime duo Krept & Konan. Accepting their prize without Pete Doherty, frontman Carl Barat marched onstage drinking a can of beer before bassist Jon Hassall told the crowd: “Thank you very much for this and thanks to Glastonbury for putting us on.”

Barat added: “Thanks so much. It has been such a year for us.”

Livestream the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas. The ceremony takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

Stay with us here at NME.COM/awards to get all the latest news, videos, photos and gossip from the ceremony, which will also see Coldplay receive the Godlike Genius Award and close the ceremony with a live performance.


Voting for the NME Awards with Austin, Texas is now closed. Following thousands of votes from NME readers, The Libertines and Wolf Alice have six nominations in total, including nods in the categories of ‘Best British Band, ‘Best Live Band’ and ‘Best Track’.

A host of stars and musicians have already hit the red carpet, including Blur, Kylie Minogue, Yoko Ono, Charli XCX, Wolf Alice, Foals, Slaves, The Vaccines and The Libertines all in the building.

They join Katy B, Bring Me The Horizon, Ricky Wilson, The Maccabees and cast members from Game Of Thrones and This Is England who are also in attendance.

Foals opened the ceremony tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton with a live performance of ‘What Went Down’ from their 2015 album of the same name, which is also nominated for Best Album tonight.

In addition to Coldplay and Foals, Bring Me The Horizon will perform live, as will The Maccabees and Rat Boy. Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens returns to host the show for the third year in a row.

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