ME 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


The 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)