Michael and Emily Eavis attended The VO5 NME Awards 2018 last night (Wednesday 14th February), at the O2 Academy Brixton, London, where they collected the award for Best Festival.
Glastonbury has been crowned the Best Festival at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 for the fifth year in a row. Michael Eavis wore shorts to the event, his signature look, donning them, like a hero, among a room of musicians that included Glastonbury 2017 acts Haim, alt-J, Annie Mac and Craig David.
Famed for their hugely ambitious live productions which redefined the festival experience, Muse collected the award for ‘Best Festival Headliner’, presented to them by Faris Badwan from The Horrors.
NME readers voted in their thousands to champion their favourite artists, music moments and more with a host of female artists coming out on top for categories as varied as: NME Icon (Shirley Manson), Best Track supported by Estrella Galicia (Charli XCX), Best International Band supported by 19 Crimes (Haim), Best International Solo Artist supported by VO5 (Lorde), Best New Artist supported by VANS (Stefflon Don), Best Music Video supported by Princess Yachts (The Big Moon), Best Music Film (Lady Gaga) and the Under The Radar Award supported by HMV (Pale Waves).
Other big winners on the night include Mercury-Prize winning band Alt-J, who took to the stage with a performance of their latest single ‘In Cold Blood’ before taking home the accolade of ‘Best British Band’.
This year’s Godlike Genius, Liam Gallagher was presented the award by Skepta before closing the evening with an epic performance, including ‘What’s the Story? (Morning Glory)’ ‘Rock n’ Roll Star’, ‘Wall of Glass’, ‘Greedy Soul’ and ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’.
The prestigious ‘Best Album’ was presented by international supermodel Naomi Campbell and went to J Hus and his critically-acclaimed 2017 debut ‘Common Sense’.