Music charity Nordoff Robbins launched the vote recently to find the Live Nation and Ticketmaster Best Live Act of 2015. Among the 15 nominees are Pharrell, Disclosure, Alt-J and Rudimental.
Previous winners of the Best Live Act Award include Justin Timberlake (2014), One Direction (2013), McFly (2012) and Sir Paul McCartney (2011).
To cast your vote visit http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/BestLiveAct or tweet @NordoffRobbins1 using #BLAartistname e.g. #BLAPharrell – voting closes 18 June.
Nordoff Robbins is a music therapy charity, dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults. They work with people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities.
Nordoff Robbins receives no government funding. They derive a significant amount of their income from individual sponsors and events such as the Silver Clef Awards and the Music Industry Trust Awards, which enable them to continue to build awareness of their services and transform lives.
Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan says, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Live Nation and Ticketmaster on this very special award. Each year the Best Live Act Award competition gets tougher and judging by this year’s exceptional nominees, 2015 is no exception. We’re just relieved that the decision of crowning an overall winner has been taken out of our hands and handed over to you, the fans.”
Andrew Parsons, Ticketmaster UK managing director, says, “We are very proud to be supporting Nordoff Robbins again this year in their search for the Best Live Act of 2015. It’s great to see such a strong and varied shortlist — particularly with so many British acts. This award is always particularly exciting at the O2 Silver Clef Awards as it is voted for by live music fans. Good luck to the nominees!”
Paul Latham, Live Nation UK COO, says, “Music is such a huge part of people’s lives. It’s great to be able to recognise that by sponsoring this Award, we’re showcasing some of the best live acts of the past year, while shining a spotlight on the incredible work that Nordoff Robbins does every single day. We look forward to announcing the winner!”
The Live Nation and Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award 2015 nominees are;
- Arcade Fire
- Arctic Monkeys
- Bruno Mars
- Dolly Parton
- Ed Sheeran
- Foo Fighters
- Kate Bush
- Royal Blood
- Sam Smith
- Taylor Swift
2015 Winners so far are;
Duran Duran – Spotify Lifetime Achievement Award
Kasabian – Royal Albert Hall Best Group Award
Primal Scream – Investec Icon Award
Mark Ronson – American Express Innovation Award