The UK’s leading music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, and the global leader in live entertainment ticketing, Ticketmaster, have revealed the 11 artists shortlisted for the Best Live Act Award.
Sponsored by Ticketmaster and Live Nation, the winner will be crowned at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards. Fans can now vote for their favourite artist before the deadline on Monday 25 June.
The full list of nominees for the Best Live Act Award are as follows below. Fans can get behind their favourite act by voting here or tweeting the artist keyword as a hashtag to @NordoffRobbins1.
- Adele – #BLAAdele
- Dua Lipa – #BLADuaLipa
- Ed Sheeran – #BLAEdSheeran
- Fall Out Boy – #BLAFallOutBoy
- Foo Fighters – #BLAFooFighters
- Harry Styles – #BLAHarryStyles
- Iron Maiden – #BLAIronMaiden
- Jeff Lynne's ELO – #BLAJeffLynnesElo
- Stormzy – #BLAStormzy
- The XX – #BLATheXX
- U2 – #BLAU2
Andrew Parsons, Managing Director, Ticketmaster UK, said: “We are thrilled to present this year’s nominees for the Best Live Act category. British talent dominates the list, and it’s great to see both the veterans and the newcomer’s represented. The shortlist demonstrates an incredible range of talented musicians who have toured the UK over the last 12 months. We couldn’t whittle it down to ten nominees, so we wish the fans luck in choosing their winner!”
Julie Whelan, Nordoff Robbins CEO, said: “We are delighted to partner with Ticketmaster again on this very special award. At Nordoff Robbins we know the power of music - how it resonates with us all on a very personal level, so it is always so exciting to see who the public choose as their Best Live Act; the group or person whose music has had a real impact on their lives. The nominees highlight some of the best of the music industry and I’m sure their fans will be voting furiously to ensure their favourite act takes home the award.”
To announce the nominees, Ticketmaster teamed up with British singer and social media phenomenon, Samantha Harvey. Samantha, known for her cover songs on her YouTube channel has revealed the Best Live Act nominees by performing a mash-up of their most popular hits at Ticketmaster HQ in London.
Samantha Harvey, said: “As a musician myself, I am a genuine fan and respect all of the amazing performers on the shortlist. I couldn’t think of a better way to announce this year’s nominees than by performing a mashup of all these incredible artists and their songs. It is a pleasure to partner with Ticketmaster, Live Nation and Nordoff Robbins and hope this mashup gets fans voting!”
Don't forget to vote for your favourite act here or tweet the artist keyword as a hashtag to @NordoffRobbins1!
Ticketmaster Artist Services were busy scribbling notes in panels, sprinting between venues for gigs and picking up the bar tabs.