The guests of honour are arriving at London’s O2 Academy Brixton for the rock’n’roll event of the year: the NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas.
Taking to the hallowed red carpet are just some of the great and good of the music, film and television worlds, where members of the world’s media are assembled to greet them. Let’s take a look at the red carpet roll call.
Indie four-piece Wolf Alice arrive on the red carpet - drummer Joel Amey is rocking a particularly splendid pair of trousers. The band are up for six awards this evening, including Best British Band and Best Album, supported by HMV.
Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore was the first to arrive at the 2016 NME Awards with Austin, Texas - looking dapper, sir. And full marks on punctuality!
Rat Boy and his band of brothers certainly look up for it - he's up for Best New Artist this evening.
Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio arrives, equipped with a rather fetching scarf. It is a cold February night, after all.
Model and TV presenter Lilah Parsons strikes a pose on the red carpet - she'll be presenting the award for Best International Band, supported by Austin, Texas.
Southport singer-songwriter Låpsley, who's up for Best New Artist, is on site.
Punk duo Slaves are in the house - looks like Isaac's just got leave from the frontline.
Foals are here! Fresh from a storming headline show at Wembley Arena last night, the five-piece are set to deliver a repeat performance at our ceremony tonight. They're also up for three awards tonight - hope they're feeling lucky.
NME columnist Katherine Ryan's brought her entourage to the red carpet - and why not, eh?
YouTuber KSI takes to the red carpet - anyone fancy a game of FIFA before the ceremony?
Self-proclaimed "Mauritian Island Girl" Alicia Rountree, who's presenting Best Live Band, supported by Red Stripe, brings a bit of Caribbean sunshine to an otherwise drizzly night in south London.
Charli XCX, up for Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens, arrives on the NME Awards carpet.
It's the Boys In The Band! The Libertines - minus Pete - look charming on the red carpet. Full marks to bassist John Hassall's Charlie Brown t-shirt, too - a sly nod to Godlike Geniuses Coldplay, perhaps?
Bristolian comedian and host of the 2009 NME Awards Mark Watson smiles for the cameras.
This Is England director Shane Meadows is here, rocking quite the grin.
And here's Sunflower Bean! The hotly-tipped New York trio come together for the cameras prior to the ceremony's big kick-off.
Game of Thrones actors Isaac Hampstead-Wright and Dean Charles-Chapman - who play Bran Stark and King Tommen respectively - are here: there's a rumour going around the bar that the duo arrived on the back of a dragon - we're looking into it.
Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo is here, looking suitably excited for the evening's festivities - she'll be presenting Best New Artist supported by Topman with Libertine Carl Barât.
The Maccabees have arrived! Here's the band's red carpet representatives Orlando Weeks and Hugo White, looking very smart - they'll come together with their three other bandmates to perform 'Marks To Prove It' later on tonight.
And finally, it's Ricky Wilson! The Voice judge spilled the beans on the new Kaiser Chiefs album - it seems that he's very excited to be here!