The best of the NME Awards head to Birmingham

The prestigious NME Awards takes place on Wednesday 12th February and its absolutely dominated by acts that are heading to Arena Birmingham over the next year! 


Best Album in the World / Best Song in the World – Bad Guy / Best Solo Act in the World

The last 12-months have been dominated by Billie Eilish and it's reflected in this year's NME Awards with the teenager being nominated for some of the biggest awards on offer. We're predicting she'll almost definitely take home one gong (as a minimum) but we wouldn't be surprised to see a clean sweep! 

When does Billie arrive in Birmingham? Friday 24 July 2020...although tickets have all sold out!


Best Album in the World / Best British Album / Best Live Act

Yannis and the boys have established themselves as one of the best bands to watch, not just in the UK, but across the world with the boys raking in the crowds at all their festival appearances. They'll be with us in Birmingham soon in support of their two-part EP, Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, and we already know it's going to be one of THE shows of the year!

When are Foals in town? Saturday 9th May 2020!


Best Song in the World & Best British Song – Don’t Start Now

Global pop superstar Dua Lipa has announced her ‘Future Nostalgia’ 2020 European Arena Tour, making a stop at Arena Birmingham this June!

The lead track from the album “Don’t Start Now” is already a massive hit worldwide with over 170 million streams to date. Already an iTunes Global #1, the track is also Top 10 European Radio and climbing and Top 20 US Radio and climbing. Her show stopping Award performances of ‘Don’t Start Now’ at The EMA’s, The AMA’s and The ARIA’s have also dazzled and delighted millions of viewers and fans everywhere.

When can I see Dua Lipa? Wednesday 10th June 2020!


THE 1975
Best Song in the World & Best British Song – People / Best Band in the World & Best British Band / Best Festival Headliner

The Manchester four piece have had a phenomenal rise to fame over the past few years, selling out shows across the world, being nominated for the Mercury Prize Album of the Year and most recently winning BRIT Awards for Best Group and Best Album as well as Ivor Novello Awards for Songwriters Of The Year and Best Contemporary Song and now, the boys are up for some of the BIGGEST Awards at this year's NME Awards! 

When will The 1975 arrive? Tuesday 25th February 2020!


Best Festival Headliner / Best Music Video – Vossi Bop

He gave us an iconic performance at last year's Glastonbury Festival, confirmed as this year's Reading / Leeds headliner and has continued to dominate the UK Charts with No.1 after No.1. Now, Stormzy, aka Big Mike, aka Stiff Chocolate breaks into the world of NME with two nominations to his name...will he take home the goods?

When's Stormzy in the city? Saturday 19th September 2020!


Best Film Actor - Taron Egerton – Elton John / Best Music Film – Rocketman / Best Music Book - Me

You know you've made it when you're a musician and you're up for awards in the film and book categories - but that's the type of artist Elton John is! Taron Egerton, who plays Elton is up for Best Film Actor and Rocketman is up for Best Music Film. His Me book is actually an incredible read - and even if it doesn't win the NME Award - we couldn't recommend it any more. It's SO good!

When's Elton arriving? Monday 9th November at Arena Birmingham (soon to be Utilita Arena Birmingham) and Wednesday 11th November at Resorts World Arena!