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Oasis up for NME awards after splitting

Oasis are in the running for three awards at a major music event tonight -- despite parting six months ago.

The Britpop veterans have three nominations last month for the Shockwaves NME Awards 2010, including best British band.

Arctic Monkeys, whose third album Humbug topped the charts last year, have the highest hopes after landing nods for six awards.

Kasabian are their biggest challengers with five nominations, while Muse clock up four.

Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys are in five categories -- best British band, live band, album, video and the new 'Giving it back' award.

Oasis fell apart last year when guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher quit the band after years of bickering with his frontman brother Liam.

But NME readers have shown they are still fond of the band by voting them on to the shortlists for best video, best live event and best British band.

The best live event of the past year will be contested between Blur's reunion show at Hyde Park, Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace, Muse's show at Teignmouth in Devon and Oasis at Heaton Park, Manchester.