Ed Sheeran to receive 2019 O2 Silver Clef Award

Ed Sheeran to receive 2019 O2 Silver Clef Award

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, The Black Eyed Peas, Years & Years, Mabel and The Chemical Brothers are among the winners at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.

Presented by Edith Bowman for the third year running, the annual charity event will be held on Friday, July 5 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Sheeran, who is being presented with the overall O2 Silver Clef Award, said: “I want to thank Nordoff Robbins and O2 for the award. This means a lot and I want to applaud Nordoff Robbins for all the wonderful work they do through music therapy.”

In addition, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa will take home the AEG Best Male Award and the Smule Best Female Award respectively. The Black-Eyed Peas pick up The Raymond Weil Best International Group Award and electro-pop band Years & Years are awarded Hard Rock Café Best Group.

Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan said: “Each year through the O2 Silver Clef Awards we get to celebrate the best names in music and raise crucial funds to help our charity enrich the lives of even more people living with life-limiting illness, disability or isolation. In the past year we merged with our sister charity in Scotland and were able to increase the number of people we could support by a third. None of this would be possible without the tremendous support the Silver Clefs receive every year.”

Other acts receiving awards this year include Mabel who will be presented with the Ticketmaster Best Newcomer Award. Classical star Sheku Kanneh-Mason picks up the PPL Classical Award and The Chemical Brothers, who take home the Bose Innovation Award.

Ticketmaster said: “We see the profound effect that music has on people every single day, and we’re very proud to have worked with Nordoff Robbins for over a decade, supporting the incredible work that they do for thousands of people every single year.” 

Gareth Griffiths, O2's head of sponsorship, said: “This is our 17th year supporting this brilliant charity. It has been amazing to see the wealth of positive change that has taken place over the last year for Nordoff Robbins, we feel privileged to be involved. The O2 Silver Clef Awards gives us the opportunity to honour some truly outstanding musical talent – both in respect of our esteemed award winners and the work of Nordoff Robbins, and for that we couldn’t be prouder.”

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