VO5 NME Awards 2018: see every show-stopping live performance in photos

Skepta, Stefflon Don, Alt-J, Pale Waves and this year's Godlike Genius himself, Liam Gallagher

Performances at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 were as legendary as ever. In among all the nominees and winners were four vintage shows from Skepta and Stefflon Don, Alt-J, Pale Waves and Liam Gallagher. Here’s how they went down.

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Stefflon Don And Skepta, NME Awards 2018, 7, AF
After speeches from NME editor Mike Williams and host Huw Stevens, Stefflon Don and Skepta took to the first performance of the night: their 2017 collaboration ‘Ding-A-Ling’, nominated for Best Collaboration supported by VO5. ANDY FORD/NME
After speeches from NME editor Mike Williams and host Huw Stevens, Stefflon Don and Skepta took to the first performance of the night: their 2017 collaboration ‘Ding-A-Ling’, nominated for Best Collaboration supported by VO5.

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Stefflon Don And Skepta, NME Awards 2018, 3, AF
The crowd at London’s O2 Academy Brixton was treated to a huge bassline and a frenetic performance from Steff and Skepta, who had four dancers apiece. ANDY FORD/NME
The crowd at London’s O2 Academy Brixton was treated to a huge bassline and a frenetic performance from Steff and Skepta, who had four dancers apiece.

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Alt-J, NME Awards 2018, 1, PF
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Following Skepta and Stefflon Don’s performance of ‘Ding-A-Ling’ and Haim's acceptance of the Best International Artist award supported by 19 Crimes Winery, the Mercury Prize-winning trio Alt-J take to the stage at the VO5 NME Awards 2018.

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Alt-J, NME Awards 2018, 1, AF
Nominated for Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag, the band stripped back the brass-backed track but retained its fiery core. ANDY FORD/NME
Nominated for Best British Band supported by Zig-Zag, the band stripped back the brass-backed track but retained its fiery core.

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NME Awards 2018, Pale Waves, 4, PF
Next up, the winners of the NME Under The Radar Award supported by HMV, Pale Waves, brought their catchy-as-hell debut single ‘There’s A Honey’ to life on the stage of the O2 Academy Brixton. PHOEBE FOX/NME
Next up, the winners of the NME Under The Radar Award supported by HMV, Pale Waves, brought their catchy-as-hell debut single ‘There’s A Honey’ to life on the stage of the O2 Academy Brixton.

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Indie-pop quartet Pale Waves show the audience exactly why The 1975’s Matty Healy insisted on producing their swooning first two singles. Jenn Five
The indie-pop quartet Pale Waves showed the audience exactly why The 1975’s Matty Healy insisted on producing their jaw-dropping first two singles.

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Liam Gallagher, NME Awards 2018, Live
The final performance of the night was Liam Gallagher who, fresh from his acceptance of the Godlike Genius Award, played a setlist comprising Oasis classics and highlights from his debut solo album, 2017's 'As You Were'. Jenn Five/NME
The final performance of the night was Liam Gallagher who, fresh from his acceptance of the Godlike Genius Award, played a setlist comprising Oasis classics and highlights from his debut solo album, 2017's 'As You Were'.

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He opened with 'Rock'N'Roll Star', which he recently told NME is currently his favourite Oasis song to perform live. Says it all, really, doesn't it? Jordan Hughes/NME
He opened with 'Rock'N'Roll Star', which he recently told NME is currently his favourite Oasis song to perform live. Says it all, really, doesn't it?

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Liam Gallagher, NME Awards 2018, Live 3
At one point during the song, as we all bellowed, "Toniiiiiight I'm a rock 'n' roll star" back at him, he snarled, "Yeah, you fucking are." Jordan Hughes/NME
At one point during the song, as we all bellowed, "Toniiiiiight I'm a rock 'n' roll star" back at him, he snarled, "Yeah, you fucking are."

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And then he belted out 'Morning Glory' as loads of us stood on our seats and bawled along to every single word. Jordan Hughes/NME
And then he belted out 'Morning Glory' as loads of us stood on our seats and bawled along to every single word.
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