Nordoff Robbins and Ticketmaster search for The Best Live Act
It’s that time of the year again. Cast your vote for the Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award in association with independent music charity, Nordoff Robbins and your chance of winning a £500 Ticketmaster Gift Card!
Over 100,000 fans have already voted for their favourite UK artists in what has been dubbed the Battle of the Bands and includes a wide-field of music genres; The 1975 and Muse are up against One Direction, Adele and Rudimental – to name but a few. The full list of nominees (in alphabetical order – no preference on our end) reads like a who-is-who of contemporary music:
- Bring Me the Horizon
- Catfish and the Bottlemen
- Ed Sheeran
- Florence and the Machine
- Little Mix
- One Direction
- The 1975
Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards
The illustrious annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards are taking place on 1 July and the Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award will be the only award that evening voted for by the public – and voting, the public did.
The Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards recognise outstanding talent across the industry, and are an opportunity for us to give something back to the music industry who support us so generously throughout the year. – David Munns, Chairman, Nordoff Robbins Fundraising Committee
In fact, the Battle of the Bands has been going so well that Nordoff Robbins extended the voting deadline for the Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award 2016 due to the overwhelming response to Monday, 20 June 2016.
Which means …
Assemble the troops: Call on your friends on Social Media
If you haven’t already participated or want to remind your mates; here’s your (last) chance to support your favourite live act of the last year and help them scoop this amazing award.
Better: You can be in for a chance of winning a Ticketmaster Gift Card worth £500 – imagine, all those gigs you could go to!
What’s so “amazing” about this award?
First, it’s in collaboration with Nordoff Robbins and we can’t stress enough what incredible work those guys do (more of that later) and spreading that message is important as it will have direct positive impact on peoples lives!
But the award bears weight for any artist worth their salt. Most artist kick their career off with the desire to perform live and perform live better than anyone else – Ticketmaster is part of Live Nation, the world’s entertainment company who is working with countless of acts; from the top of the charts to up-and-coming and grassroots. So, this award is as close to the heart of what most artists do – in fact, it’s why most of your fave artist started in the first place: Playing live!
Get on your Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter now and tell all your friends and fellow fans to partake and help push your favourites closer to the Ticketmaster Best Live Act Award. #BestLiveAct
Nordoff Robbins are the biggest independent music charity, working with vulnerable and isolated people across the UK with the aim to bring a positive change into their lives.
The organisation has partnered with a range of top artists including U2, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, The Who, Coldplay and award-winning recording artist and Nordoff Robbins Ambassador, Emeli Sande.
The needs Nordoff Robbins covers are wide and far and include autism, anxiety and terminal illnesses. The dedicated folks at Nordoff Robbins work hard with hospitals, care homes and schools and have proven time and again that music therapy can have life-changing effects for many patients.
Watch Ed’s Story, a short but incredibly moving clip, and learn what Nordoff Robbins do.
Battle of the bands
Check out the beautiful Battle of the Bands illustration by up-and-coming artist Michael Parkin who has seen previous work published on The Guardian, Buzzfeed, The New York Times and Little White Lies, amongst many others.