Arctic Monkeys win Best Live Act 2014/15 at O2 Silver Clef Awards

It’s official, the mighty Arctic Monkeys have been crowned Best Live Act 2014/15 in the O2 Silver Clef Awards.

The Sheffield rockers topped the public vote in the Live Nation and Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award at the 40th Anniversary awards.

We asked you to vote for your favourite live act of 2014/15 from a shortlist of 15 acts including Taylor Swift, Alt-J, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Disclosure. Not easy.

On the win, Arctic Monkeys said: “Thanks to everyone who voted for us and helped us win this year’s Nordoff Robbbins Best Live Act Award at the O2 Silver Clefs.

“It’s a real honour to be chosen. Congratulations to Nordoff Robbins on their 40th birthday and for all the incredible work they do using music therapy to help people.”

Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine at Reading 2014

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

Chris Edmonds, Chairman of Ticketmaster UK said: “The Arctic Monkeys continue to take live audiences by storm, and the past year for them has been no exception. With two sold out gigs in London’s Finsbury Park and headline slots at Reading and Leeds Festival, the band proved that they are the UK’s number one live act.

While Paul Latham, COO, Live Nation adds: “It was tough competition this year again, but the Arctic Monkeys came out on top. Congrats to the Arctic Monkeys, winners of the Best Live Act 2015!”

The O2 Silver Clef Awards take place in London today – keep an eye on @TicketmasterUK for all the latest.

Photo: Zachery Michael