In previous years, the annual NME awards tour has been at the forefront of creating a platform for the most hotly tipped bands in the UK, with The Cribs, Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine to name a few previous acts. This year is no exception as the tour stops off at Liverpool Olympia on March 17th, with a headline set from Blossoms with Cabbage and Rory Wynne in tow.

Stockport’s Blossoms have shot to success in 2016 with the release of their eponymously titled debut album and a support slot scheduled with Manchester’s indie troubardeurs The Courteneers at the Eitihad stadium in May. Whilst Cabbage are tipped as the act to watch, after being included in the BBC Sound Of 2017 poll, with their raucous, idiosyncratic, politically charged neo punk-rock. They will be making a pit-stop at  Liverpool’s new underground music venue EBGB’s on their headline tour in early February with The Shimmer Band. Fellow Stockportian singer-songwriter Rory Wynne also makes an appearance on the bill after the 18-year old’s impressive array of distorted shimmery indie-pop singles, one to watch for the 2017.

The annual tour will kick off at Keele University Ballroom on the 16th March and conclude at Glasgow O2 Academy on the 1st April, tickets are currently sold out for Olympia gig but are available through secondary ticketing websites.