The Best Pictures From The Live Performances At The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas

A whole host of bands took to the stage at this year’s big bash at London’s O2 Academy Brixton – here are some of the best snaps from the action on stage.

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Foals delivered a typically ferocious performance of one of their heaviest tracks, kicking off the ceremony in fitting fashion.

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Kicking off the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas were Foals, who delivered a raucous performance of the title track from their fourth album 'What Went Down'. Here's Yannis in full-on yelping mode, no doubt screaming about the apple of his eye.

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The Maccabees were next up, performing 'Marks To Prove It', the title track from their fourth album. Here's guitarist Hugo White rocking the stage.

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But Chris Martin and co. seemed to respect Sykes' hustle - he was pictured on social media soon after smiling and laughing his way through the BMTH man's invasion of their dining space.

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Bring Me The Horizon were up next - and, as you can see here, they weren't particularly keen on staying within the parameters of the stage.

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Frontman Oli Sykes seemed keen on getting up close and personal with our Godlike Geniuses, Coldplay - during their performance of 'Happy Song', he got up on their table for a bit of screaming.

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Chris Martin and co. were presented with their prestigious prize by Kylie Minogue and NME editor Mike Williams - the band received a rapturous reception from those gathered in the O2 Academy, Brixton.

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Both punters and VIPs alike were enraptured by the recent Superbowl Half Time Show headliners.

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Chris Martin enjoyed interacting with the delighted audience members - despite being a global superstar, he wasn't afraid to get up and personal with the fans.

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A fitting close, then, to the 2016 NME Awards with Austin, Texas - we can't wait 'til next year!

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Complete with bursts of confetti, colourful lighting and audience participation - punters were given a wristband to wear that would light up in different colours throughout the performance - it was a show befitting of their newly-anointed Godlike tag.
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