Arctic Monkeys eye best live act award

ARCTIC Monkeys - the one-time pub band turned stadium fillers - are on course for another major music award for their impact as a live act.

The north Sheffield million-sellers have been short-listed in this year's Vodafone Live Music Awards ahead of a possible second consecutive Nationwide Mercury Prize win.

Alex Turner and chums share the Best Live Act category with Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian and last year's winners Muse.

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So far this year Arctic Monkeys have played a clubs tour to support the release of their second album Favourite Worst Nightmare, headlined at Glastonbury and played two sell-out 50,000 capacity shows at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground.

The second Vodafone Live Music Awards are on September 19 in London and will bring together the music industry's stars and fans to celebrate the UK's booming live music scene.

In other categories Lily Allen goes head to head with friend Kate Nash, Amy Winehouse and KT Tunstall for the newly-introduced Best Live Female category. Elsewhere, Mark Ronson, Jamie T, James Morrison and Mika will battle it out for Best Live Male.

Nominations have been put together by a panel of music industry insiders.

To vote visit or text the name of the band to 61500.