LINE-UP FOR THE 'VO5 NME AWARDS SHOWS' AND 'VO5 NME AWARDS ROAD TRIP' ANNOUNCED

LINE-UP FOR THE 'VO5 NME AWARDS SHOWS' AND 'VO5 NME AWARDS ROAD TRIP' ANNOUNCED

FRANZ FERDINAND, PEACE, THE SHERLOCKS, A2, SHE DREW THE GUN, SUPERFOOD, PARK HOTEL AND PUBLIC ACCESS TV JOIN THE BILL FOR THE 'VO5 NME AWARDS SHOWS'

ALL NEW 'VO5 NME AWARDS ROAD TRIP' WILL SEE THE VACCINES, BASTILLE, THE AMAZONS, IDLES, FRANK TURNER AND VO5 NME AWARDS 2018 HOST HUW STEPHENS TAKE TO DJ BOOTHS AT VENUES ACROSS THE UK 

TICKET PRE-SALE FOR 'VO5 NME AWARDS SHOWS' OPENS WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER ON NME.COM AND GENERAL SALE ON FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER

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Pictured from left: Yonaka, Franz Ferdinand, Peace

NME today announces the return of the legendary 'VO5 NME Awards Shows' and the all new 'VO5 NME Awards Road Trip' ahead of the most rock ‘n’ roll night of the year - the VO5 NME Awards 2018 on 14th February at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Pre-sale tickets for the eagerly-anticipated 'VO5 NME Awards Shows' and a limited number of fan tickets for the VO5 NME Awards 2018 will be available exclusively on NME.com from 10am Wednesday 6th December before going on general sale at 9am on Friday 8th December via Ticketmaster.co.uk and Seetickets.com. Tickets for the 'VO5 NME Awards Shows' will also be available from Metropolismusic.com. All attendees must be over 18.

Featuring headline dates from Franz Ferdinand, Peace, The Sherlocks, A2 and more, the 'VO5 NME Awards Shows' will bring an eclectic mix of artists at the forefront of indie-rock, psych-pop and dance to London’s finest venues. Renowned for putting the hottest talent centre stage – both emerging and established – previous acts to appear on the bill include Kings of Leon, Blossoms, Charli XCX, The Maccabees, Suede, Mystery Jets and many more.

Franz Ferdinand says: "Our O2 Academy Brixton gigs have always been intense affairs and the 'VO5 NME Awards Show' there in February will be, but even more bigly.”

Also announced today, the all new 'VO5 NME Awards Road Trip' which will bring the VO5 NME Awards to clubs across the UK, welcoming a host of the country’s biggest acts and radio personalities for a series of one-off special DJ sets in partnership with leading indie club night Propaganda.

Launching on 18th January 2018 and spanning the three weeks leading up to the VO5 NME Awards 2018, the line-up will feature rock ‘n’ roll heroes such as The Vaccines, Idles, The Amazons and Bastille with more sets to be announced.

Huw Stephens says: “Propaganda always put on such a great party so I’m really looking forward to dialling it up further with the guys from NME and pushing everyone to vote for their awards on the night."

Speaking on the 'VO5 NME Awards Shows' and 'VO5 NME Awards Road Trip', NME editor-in-chief Mike Williams, says: "This year’s line-up of London shows is the best in recent memory, showcasing everything from exciting underground talent like rapper A2 to legendary indie heroes Franz Ferdinand. But we haven’t stopped there, and 2018 sees the launch of a brand new nationwide tour, the 'VO5 NME Awards Road Trip', where tons of our favourite bands and artists are coming to DJ and throw a party in a town near you courtesy of our friends at Propaganda. Dance floors of the UK, you have been warned.”

Fans at the 'VO5 NME Awards Road Trip' dates can cast their all-important votes for who they’d like to see win big at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 at special voting pods, strike their best winners’ pose with the iconic NME Award and win the chance to join the stars of the music world at the ceremony itself, including newly announced Godlike Genius, rock ‘n’ roll legend Liam Gallagher.

The full line-up for the 'VO5 NME Award Shows 2018' is:

24th January:             Pretty Vicious at The Shacklewell Arms
26th January            She Drew the Gun at Omeara
9th February               The Sherlocks at Electric Ballroom 
12th February              Superfood at Scala
13th February              Peace at Omeara
22nd February             Public Access TV at Oslo 
24th February              Franz Ferdinand at O2 Academy Brixton 
27th February              Park Hotel at Moth Club
28th February              Yonaka at The Garage
1st March                     A2 at KOKO London
 
Full line-up for the 'VO5 NME Awards Road Trip' is:
18th January              Huw Stephens at Propaganda Cardiff at Clwb Ifor Bach
19th January              The Vaccines at Propaganda Birmingham at O2 Academy (DJ set)
20th January              The Vaccines at Propaganda London at Electric Ballroom (DJ set)
25th January              The Amazons at Propaganda Cheltenham at MooMoo (DJ set)
26th January              The Amazons at Propaganda Cambridge at Fez Club (DJ set)
27th January              The Amazons Propaganda Lincoln at The Engine Shed (DJ set)
2nd February              Frank Turner at Propaganda Glasgow at O2 ABC (DJ set)
3rd February               Idles at Propaganda Bristol at The Fleece (DJ set)
10th February             Marmozets at Propaganda Leeds at The Warehouse (DJ set)
10th February             Bastille at Propaganda London at Electric Ballroom (DJ set)

'VO5 NME Awards Shows 2018' Ticket Information:

Tickets available from nme.com/tickets 

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VO5 NME Awards 2018 Road Trip Ticket Information:

Tickets can be purchased on the night. For queue jump passes, visit NME.COM or THEPROPAGANDA.COM

Attendees must be 18 or over.

Tickets for a selection of dates include a 60p donation to Youth Music.

For more details keep checking nme.com

Tag your tweets with #VO5nmeawards2018 to join the conversation.

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NOTES TO EDITORS: 

About NME:

NME is one of the UK’s most famous and influential youth brands, turning young people on to the music and culture that will change their lives since 1952.

Initially a weekly newspaper, NME now reaches 10 million people via the website, and another 150 million via social and offsite distribution, video channels, live events and the free weekly magazine.

NME is celebrated for talking about music and being experts in the field, but that’s only on part of the story. Whether it’s film, TV, food, politics, career development, social issues or Pokemon, if the NME audience is into it, NME is all over it.

From #lifehacks to Eats & Beats to the world renowned NME Awards, NME has a growing portfolio of channels, events and franchises that help us deliver timely and relevant content to the NME audience and connect commercial partners with this switched on and savvy generation.

About the NME Awards:

Dating back to 1953 (a year after the launch of NME), the NME Awards has remained one of the most important and prestigious events for British music fans. Some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history have performed at the NME Awards, including: Ronnie Scott ('53), The Beatles ('63/’64), Rolling Stones ('66), The Who ('66), Noel Gallagher ('03), New Order ('05), Ian Brown ('06), The Cure (’09), Dave Grohl (’11), Johnny Marr (’13), Blondie (’14), Suede (’15), Coldplay (’16) and Pet Shop Boys (’17).

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