'We can promise a night like no other': NME revives its awards for 2020

'We can promise a night like no other': NME revives its awards for 2020

NME will revive its annual awards with a ceremony at London's O2 Academy Brixton next year.

The event, which takes place on February 12, will feature several live performances. Yungblud and Beabadoobee are the first artists confirmed to play.

“We’re excited to announce that, after a fallow year, The NME Awards are back, back, back at the iconic O2 Academy Brixton for 2020," said Charlotte Gunn (pictured), editor of the digital title.

"It's been a huge year for music and NME has been there to cover it every step of the way, with our audience growing bigger and faster than ever, so there's plenty to celebrate. We can promise a night like no other, featuring the best new and established acts from around the world; massive characters and even bigger tunes; and the wildest, most unpredictable performances."

Looking ahead to the ceremony Yungblud declared: “I can’t wait to come back to Brixton to play the NME Awards, it’s gonna be very fookin loud [sic]!”

Tickets for the event go on sale to the public on Friday (December 13).

Earlier this year NME and its sister title Uncut were sold by TI Media to BandLab Technologies.

Read Music Week's interview with NME's Gunn on her vision for the music title

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