One direction crowned Best Live Act

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Thu, 30/6/2016

The votes have been counted and the results are in!

Striding past some of the best performers in live music, One Direction will pick up the esteemed Ticketmaster Best Live Act award at today’s O2 Silver Clef Awards.

The only award voted by the public at the O2 Silver Clef Awards, One Direction fans came out in force to help the band fight off competition from Adele, Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and Muse. Receiving over 60% of the total vote, the boy-band were overwhelming winners, making this the second time they have received this accolade. 

During May and June 2016, the public were asked to vote for their Best Live Act of 2016 via the Nordoff Robbins website and Twitter. 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. 

Shortlisted artists

One Direction    Little Mix    Muse    The 1975    Florence + the Machine    Ed Sheeran    Bring Me The Horizon    Catfish and the Bottlemen    Rudimental    Adele

One Direction first found fame when coming third in the television-singing contest X-Factor in 2010. Since then, they have become a global phenomenon selling millions of records worldwide. With five albums, the band has received high praise through-out their career, such as winning six BRIT Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards and seven American Music Awards, including picking up artist of the year twice in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

“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.” 

One Direction

Previous winners of the Best Live Act Award include Artic Monkeys (2015), Justin Timberlake (2014), One Direction (2013), McFly (2012) and Sir Paul McCartney (2011).

“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. 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!”  

Chris Edmonds, Chairman of Ticketmaster UK 

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