Written by Staff Writer
01 Jul, 2016 | 5:41 pm
One Direction have been named best live act at the O2 Silver Clef Awards for the second time.
The group beat Adele, Little Mix and Ed Sheeran to win the award, despite currently being on a break.
The boyband also trumped Little Mix, Muse, The 1975, Florence And The Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Catfish And The Bottlemen and Rudimental for the prize.
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.
The awards ceremony takes place on Friday afternoon, but all the winners have been announced in advance.
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… for the second time.”
Lionel Richie has been announced as the winner of the top honour – the Silver Clef Award.
Singer 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, singer 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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