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The Maccabees set to perform at NME Awards with Austin, Texas

Plus Rat Boy and Foals added to the bill!

The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas will take place in Brixton’s O2 Academy were artists will be honoured with the coveted awards. Furthermore punters will be able to see Bring Me The Horizon and Coldplay perform at the event. NME has also revealed that The Maccabees, Foals and Rat Boy will be performing at the ceremony.

Rat Boy said about the news: “’I’m real excited to play at the NME Awards, I want to share a table with Kendrick Lamar – Thank you everyone for the support this year, I never would of dreamed of being a part of one of these awards.”

Mike Williams, NME editor-in-chief, says: “We’re delighted to welcome The Maccabees, Foals and Rat Boy to the stage at this year’s NME Awards with Austin, Texas. The Maccabees and Foals always put on an incredible show and it’s great for us to champion Rat Boy – who has been a firm favourite on the NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas this year.”

The NME Awards Shows 2016 with Austin Texas continues throughout February with the likes of Crystal Castles, Blossoms, Kid Wave, Spring King, Alex G, VANT, Together Pangea, Crows, Pretty Vicious, Suede, The Magic Gang, Declan McKenna, Mystery Jets, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Swim Deep and The Strypes.

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The NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas also kicked off this month with  Bloc Party whom are joined by Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone.
The NME Awards 2016 with Austin, Texas shortlist in full:

Best British Band
The Libertines
Wolf Alice
The 1975
Catfish and the Bottlemen
The Maccabees

Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas
Tame Impala
Foo Fighters
The Strokes
The Killers
Alabama Shakes
Run The Jewels

Best New Artist
Rat Boy

Best British Solo Artist supported by Pilot Pens
Noel Gallagher
Ed Sheeran
Charli XCX
Florence Welch

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Best International Solo Artist
Kendrick Lamar
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift
Courtney Barnett
Kanye West

Best Live Band
The Maccabees
The Libertines
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Royal Blood
Wolf Alice

Best Album supported by HMV
Wolf Alice – My Love Is Cool
The Maccabees – Marks to Prove it
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Tame Impala – Currents
Grimes – Art Angels
Foals – What Went Down

Best Track
Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime
The Libertines – Gunga Din
The Weeknd – I Can’t Feel My Face
Skepta – Shut Down
Wolf Alice – Giant Peach
Foals – What Went Down

Best TV Show
The Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
American Horror Story
Peep Show
This is England ‘90

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Best Film
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
Kill Your Friends
Beasts of No Nation

Best Music Film
Montage of Heck
Straight Outta Compton
What Happened, Miss Simone
The Reflektor Tapes
New World Towers

Best Music Video
Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money
The Libertines – Heart Of The Matter
Wolf Alice – You’re a Germ
Blur – Ong Ong
Slaves – Cheer Up London
Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better

Best Actor
Tom Hardy
Eddie Redmayne
Nicholas Hoult
Stephen Graham
Idris Elba
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Actress
Vicky McClure
Jennifer Lawrence
Emilia Clarke
Gemma Chan
Amy Schumer
Saoirse Ronan

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Best Reissue
David Bowie – Five Years
A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels And the Paths Of Rhythm
Velvet Underground – Loaded
Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Tori Amos – Under The Pink
Faith No More – Angel Dust

Best Book
I’ll Never Write My Memoirs – Grace Jones
M Train – Patti Smith
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl – Carrie Brownstein
Lucky – Professor Green
Over The Top And Back – Tom Jones

Best Festival
Reading & Leeds
V Festival
T in the Park
Isle of Wight

Best Small Festival
Festival Number 6
Green Man
End Of The Road
Liverpool Sound City
Kendall Calling

Music Moment of the Year
The return of Adele
The Libertines secret Glastonbury set
Dave Grohl breaks leg and carries on
Florence headlines Glastonbury
Kanye at The Brits
One Direction ‘split’

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Best Fan Community
The Libertines
Catfish and the Bottleman
The 1975
Wolf Alice

Worst Band
5 Seconds of Summer
One Direction
Little Mix
Sleaford Mods

Villain of the Year
David Cameron
Chris Moyles
Kanye West
Donald Trump
George Osbourne
Simon Cowell

Hero of the Year
Dave Grohl
Jeremy Corbyn
Florence Welch
Kanye West
Taylor Swift

Vlogger of the Year
Charlie McDonnell
Joe Weller
Savannah Brown

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Game of the Year

Metal Gear Solid
The Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Fallout 4
Star Wars Battleforce
The Legend Of Zelda Triforce Heroes
Guitar Hero


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