The Maccabees win Best British Band at NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas

Band collect their prize from Ricky Wilson after performing earlier on in the ceremony

The Maccabees have won Best British Band at the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.

The band were handed their award by Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson. The Maccabees thanked “everyone who has cared for us over the past ten years”, stating that the last time they were “sleeping on floors”.

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.

The Maccabees performed earlier on during the ceremony, playing their song ‘Marks To Prove It’. Foals opened the ceremony tonight at London’s O2 Academy Brixton while Bring Me The Horizon and Rat Boy have also performed.

Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens returns to host the show for the third year in a row.

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