Thursday 8 December 2016

One Direction to win Silver Clef best live act award

Published 01/07/2016 | 00:06

One Direction will win the award for the second time
One Direction will win the award for the second time

One Direction may be on a break but they will beat superstars Adele and Ed Sheeran to be named best live act at the O2 Silver Clef Awards.

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The boyband will also trump Little Mix, Muse, The 1975, Florence And The Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Rudimental for the prize at the ceremony.

It is the only one chosen by the public and One Direction scored more than 60% of the votes to score the trophy for the second time.

Fans voted via Twitter and the Nordoff Robbins website to choose a winner from 10 shortlisted artists who played in the UK between March 2015 and March 2016.

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."

Lionel Richie is expected to be the centre of attention at the ceremony in London, where he will be presented with the O2 Silver Clef Award.

All the winners have been announced in advance and include s inger Hozier, who will win the international award, and Patti Smith, who will be given the outstanding achievement award.

Massive Attack will be crowned best band, s inger Jess Glynne will be named best newcomer, while Olly Murs will be named live best male and Florence Welch will be best female.

Craig David will take home the innovation award and Jeff Lynne will be given the icon award.

Andre Rieu will win the classical award.

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