Bloc Party, Drenge, Bugzy Malone and Rat Boy confirmed for NME Awards Tour 2016


The line-up for next years NME Awards Tour as been announced, with Bloc Party confirmed to headline, following on from their last appearance in 2005 supporting The Killers.

Bloc Party are joined by Drenge, Rat Boy and Bugzy Malone, the Manchester based grime artist who has secured the prestigious opening slot for the tour.

Following the announcement, NME Editor-In-Chief Mike Williams commented: “The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2016 with Austin, Texas is amazing for UK music fans – where else next February could you see three of the most exciting, game-changing new artists around, as well as a bona fide festival headliner in such an intimate setting?”

NME Awards Tour Dates


  • 29 – Cardiff Great Hall
  • 30 – O2 Guildhall Southampton


  • 1 – O2 Academy Bristol
  • 2 – Nottingham Rock City
  • 4 – O2 Academy Newcastle
  • 5 – Glasgow Barrowland
  • 6 – Manchester Academy
  • 8 – O2 Academy Leeds
  • 9 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
  • 11 – London O2 Academy Brixton
  • 12 – O2 Academy Birmingham