One Direction will pick up the Ticketmaster Best Live Act award at today’s O2 Silver Clef Awards after winning a public vote.
The band received more than 60% of the total vote to claim the accolade for a second time. Other nominees included Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Bring Me The Horizon, Muse, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The 1975, Rudimental, Florence + The Machine and Adele.
On their win, One Direction said: “Thank you to all our fans for voting! Our live show is so important and it is amazing for this to be recognised by winning the Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award for the second time.”
The public were asked to vote for their Best Live Act of 2016 via the Nordoff Robbins website and Twitter during May and June. The shortlist consisted of 10 artists who played in the UK between March 2015 and March 2016, handpicked by a panel of music industry experts.
“One Direction truly are a global success story and they proved their popularity once again this past year, selling out arenas up and down the UK with their On The Road Again tour,” said Ticketmaster UK chairman Chris Edmonds. “The all British line up of nominees for the Ticketmaster Best Live Act award was great to see, but One Direction were the clear winners, Congratulations!”
Previous winners include Artic Monkeys (2015), Justin Timberlake (2014), One Direction (2013), McFly (2012) and Sir Paul McCartney (2011).
Nordoff Robbins has already announced the 10 other winners at the O2 Silver Clef Awards 2016. They are Hozier, who will win the Raymond Weil International Award, Patti Smith, Google Outstanding Achievement Award, Massive Attack, Royal Albert Hall Best Band, Jess Glynne, Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer, Olly Murs, AEG Live Best Male, Florence Welch, Best Female, Craig David, American Express Innovation Award, Jeff Lynne, London Evening Standard Icon Award, Lionel Richie, O2 Silver Clef Award and André Rieu who will be awarded the PPL Classical Award.