VO5 NME Awards 2017: The history of the NME Awards in photos

The NME Awards have been going for 63 rock’n’roll years, bringing debauchery and mayhem to venues across London. The awards have changed quite a lot since their inception when prizes were handed out in categories such as Outstanding Clarinet Player. While it’s anyone’s guess what will happen in 2017, we can guarantee you there’ll be no clarinets involved. In the meantime, swot up on the history of the NME Awards so you’re fully prepared for this year’s event.

Don’t miss all the action – get tickets for the ceremony now by heading here. The VO5 NME Awards 2017 will take place on February 15 2017 at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. BeyoncĂ© is up for five awards, while The 1975, Bastille, Skepta and Christine And The Queens are all nominated for four each.