Nikon Presents the VO5 NME Awards Nominations Party on January 12 at London’s Omeara, with a very special acoustic performance by the legendary Biffy Clyro. Fans can cast their votes now for who they would like to see win at the Awards. The acts shortlisted for each category will be revealed at the party on January 12.
Biffy Clyro’s seventh album, Ellipsis released in July this year went straight to number one in the UK charts. Since releasing Ellipsis the band have been touring arenas across Europe and the UK playing to sold out crowds in every city. The VO5 NME Awards 2017 Nominations Party at Omeara will see the band play a special acoustic set at the intimate venue, performing tracks from the new album as well as classic fan favourites.
Nikon will be capturing fully immersive 360 footage of the Nominations Party for all the fans who couldn’t be there on the night, details on how to access this footage will be announced on NME.COM in due course. There will be opportunities for fans to win tickets to the invite only party through NME.COM as well as through a special fan ballot via TEAM BIFFY.
Biffy Clyro said: 'We're so thrilled and honoured to be kicking off our year with an acoustic set at the NME Awards Nominations Party. It might get wild!'
The VO5 NME Awards 2017 with the UK’s no. one styling brand*, VO5, will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 15, 2017. The most rock ‘n’ roll night in the music calendar is set to host a who’s who of music and film, all coming together to celebrate the very best moments of the past 12 months.
Last year saw over 800,000 votes cast in the lead-up to the awards, with Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Dave Grohl and The Libertines all winning a gong.
Mike Williams, NME editor-in-chief, says: “NME readers have been voting in their droves for the VO5 NME Awards 2017, and we’re hugely excited to be able to announce the nominees in each category on January 12. We decided such a momentous announcement deserves a party, and the brilliant Biffy Clyro – who are playing a special acoustic performance – will make sure it’s a night to remember. This is a band who’ve spent 2016 releasing career-best album ‘Ellipsis', headlining festivals and thrilling arenas with a stunning new show that’s as high-tech and high octane as they come. To say we’re humbled to have them return to a tiny venue for Nikon Presents The VO5 NME Awards Nominations Party is an understatement. Mon the Biff!”
The VO5 NME Awards 2017 categories in full, with 2016 winners:
Best International Female Artist supported by VO5 (new for 2017)
Best International Male Artist supported by VO5 (new for 2017)
Best British Band supported by Zig Zag (2016 winner: The Maccabees)
Best British Female Artist (new for 2017)
Best British Male supported by The Pilot Pen Company (new for 2017)
Best Festival Headliner (new for 2017)
Best International Band supported by Austin, Texas – Live Music Capital Of The World® (2016 winner: Run the Jewels)
Best New Artist (2016 winner: Rat Boy)
Best Live Band supported by Nikon (2016 winner: Wolf Alice)
Best Album (2016 winner: Foals – ‘What Went Down’)
Best Track (2016 winner: Wolf Alice – ‘Giant Peach’)
Best Music Video (2016 winner: Slaves – ‘Cheer Up London’)
Best Re-Issue (2016 winner: David Bowie – ‘Five Years’)
Best Festival (2016 winner: Glastonbury)
Best Small Festival (2016 winner: End Of The Road)
Music Moment Of The Year (2016 winner: The Libertines secret Glastonbury set)
Best Film (2016 winner: Beasts of No Nation)
Best Music Film (2016 winner: Blur - New World Towers)
Best TV Series (2016 winner: This is England ’90)
Best Book (2016 winner: Patti Smith - ‘M Train’)
Hero Of The Year (2016 winner: Dave Grohl)
Villain Of The Year (2016 winner: Donald Trump)
Worst Band (2016 winner: 5 Seconds of Summer)