Arctic Monkeys claim live music prize

Arctic Monkeys who have fought off competition from Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Arcade Fire to be voted Best Live Act of the Year at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. PRESS ASSOCIATION
Arctic Monkeys who have fought off competition from Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Arcade Fire to be voted Best Live Act of the Year at the O2 Silver Clef Awards. PRESS ASSOCIATION
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Sheffield group Arctic Monkeys have won a prize for their live performances.

The band fought off competition from Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Arcade Fire to be voted Best Live Act of the Year at the O2 Silver Clef Awards.

The group said: “Thanks to everyone who voted for us and helped us win this year’s Nordoff Robbins Best Live Act Award at the O2 Silver Clefs. It’s a real honour to be chosen.”

Arctic Monkeys, who have won seven Brit awards, stormed onto the music scene in 2006 with their debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not - the fastest-selling debut record by a band in British chart history.

They join previous winners Justin Timberlake, One Direction, McFly and Sir Paul McCartney.

Other winners of the 40th anniversary O2 Silver Clef Awards, sponsored by music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, are Kasabian, who will be presented with the Royal Albert Hall Best Group award, Rita Ora as Vevo Best Female, Jake Bugg as AEG Live Best Male and James Bay, who will receive the Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer prize.

Duran Duran will be honoured with the Spotify Lifetime Achievement award, while Mark Ronson will receive the American Express Innovation trophy.

Gladys Knight, Primal Scream, Iron Maiden and Il Divo will also be awarded with prizes at the ceremony, which takes place at Grosvenor House hotel on London’s Park Lane today.