Angelos Epithemiou to host Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 – video

'Shooting Stars' man will take charge at the February 23 ceremony

Angelos Epithemiou is set to host this year’s Shockwaves NME Awards ceremony.

The ex-burger van-owning comedian and Shooting Stars TV regular will host the ceremony on February 23 at London‘s O2 Academy Brixton.

Watch a video of Epithemiou, right, in which he explains why he decided to host the event.

Arcade Fire, Foals, Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian are among the acts nominated for awards this year.

Dave Grohl is set to pick up the Godlike Genius award on the night, with Foo Fighters also set to play live there, as well as My Chemical Romance and PJ Harvey. See NME.COM/TICKETS for tickets.

See NME.COM/awards for the latest news.

Meanwhile, Epithemiou is on tour throughout March with his show, ‘Angelos Epithemiou And Friends’, playing 20 dates across the country.

To check the availability of Angelos Epithemiou tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.