Follow Us on Twitter

NME Awards Shows annouce special Big Gig at O2 Arena

Manic Street Preachers

Story by Jack Foley

MANIC Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs and Bloc Party have all been confirmed to play an exclusive Big Gig at London’s O2 Arena to bring the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards shows to a spectacular close on February 28.

The big three will be joined by Klaxons and The Cribs for the concert, which takes place just after the main NME Awards ceremony itself in the smaller IndgiO2 venue next door.

The presence of the Manic Street Preachers is especially notable for the NME because the magazine has named the band God Like Genius for the 2008 Shockwaves NME Awards and they will subsequently headline the event.

Tickets for the gig will go on sale from 9am on December 18 and are only available through the NME.

The full line-up of NME London shows is now (all February 2008)...

6 – Hard-Fi, Koko
7 – The Pigeon Detectives + Black Kids + The Rascals, Astoria
8 – Nine Black Alps, Koko
9 – The Twang, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10 – Les Savy Fav + Future Of The Left + Los Campesinos!, Astoria
11 – Babyshambles + The Courteeners + Tinseltown, Brixton Academy
12 – Richard Hawley + Maps + Vincent Vincent And The Villains, Astoria
12 – New Young Pony Club + Metronomy + Blood Red Shoes, Koko
13 – Simian Mobile Disco + The Whip + Friendly Fires + Turzi, Astoria
13 – Black Francis + XX Teens + Ipso Facto, Koko
14 – Justice + Late Of The Pier + The Teenagers, Astoria
15 – Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Koko
16 – The Horrors + Crystal Castles + These New Puritans, Astoria
17 – Dizzee Rascal, Shepherds Bush Empire
18 – Hadouken! + Cut Copy + Ali Love, Koko
21 – The Gutter Twins, Koko
23 – CSS + Wild Beasts, Astoria
24 – Enter Shikari, Astoria
25 – The Wombats + To My Boy + Glasvegas, Shepherd’s Bush Empire
26 – The Young Knives, Astoria
26 – Band Of Horses + Sons & Daughters + MGMT, Koko
26 – Reverend & The Makers, Roundhouse
27 – Kate Nash, Astoria
27 – The Hold Steady, Koko
28 – Manic Street Preachers + Kaiser Chiefs + Bloc Party + Klaxons + The Cribs, The O2 Arena
29 – Gallows + Anti Flag + Fucked Up, Astoria