Vodafone Live Music Awards Nominees 2008

This year’s Vodafone Live Music Awards shortlist announcement sees Duffy go head to head with Kate Nash, Estelle and last year’s winner, Amy Winehouse, in the coveted Best Live Female category. Elsewhere, Mark Ronson, Dizzee Rascal, Paul Weller and Morrissey will battle it out for Best Live Male whilst Arctic Monkeys will have to hand over their crown of Best Live Act to one of this year’s nominees; Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, The Verve and Primal Scream.

The Vodafone Live Music Awards nominations have been put together by a panel of music industry insiders including representatives from major record labels. The public will now have the opportunity to vote from the shortlisted nominees for Best Live Return, XFM Live Breakthrough, 4Music Festival of the Year and the Sony Ericsson Tour of the Year artists by visiting www.vodafone.co.uk/music or by texting MUSIC to 61500. The shortlist was announced by presenter Dave Berry moments before an exclusive performance by Ladyhawke and Guillemots at the Wilmington Arms, Islington.

The third Vodafone Live Music Awards will take place on 18th September at the Carling Academy Brixton, London and will bring together the music industry and fans alike to celebrate the booming UK live music scene. Fans will have the chance of winning exclusive tickets to the Vodafone Live Music Awards by entering their details now on the Vodafone Live Music website (www.vodafone.co.uk/music). Tickets to the Awards are free and available to all, not just Vodafone customers.

This Vodafone Live Music Awards mark the culmination of this year’s Vodafone TBA gigs which saw acclaimed acts performing in mini festivals. This year has seen stunning performances from The Feeling, The Hoosiers and Sugababes at Edinburgh 's Princes Street Gardens and still to come are N.E.R.D., McFly and The Streets who are playing on the legendary Brighton beach on 10th August.

The Vodafone Live Music Awards will be broadcast on Channel 4 in September, details to be announced shortly.

http://www.vodafone.co.uk/music

This years nominees are:

CategoryAct
Best Live Act2007 WINNER: Arctic Monkeys

2008 Shortlist:

The Verve
Kaiser Chiefs
Primal Scream
Muse

Best Male2007 WINNER:  Mika

2008 Shortlist:

Mark Ronson
Dizzee Rascal
Morrissey
Paul Weller

Best Female2007 WINNER:  Amy Winehouse

2008 Shortlist:

Amy Winehouse
Duffy
Kate Nash
Estelle

Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award2007 WINNER: Iggy Pop
Best International Act2007 WINNER: The Killers

2008 Shortlist:

Foo Fighters    
Jay Z
N*E*R*D
Kings of Leon

Best Live Return2007 WINNER: The Police

2008 Shortlist:

The Verve
Spice Girls
Led Zeppelin
Iron Maiden

XFM Live Breakthrough2007 WINNER:  The Klaxons

2008 Shortlist:

The Ting Tings
Glasvegas
Foals
The Wombats

4Music Festival of the Year2007 WINNER: Glastonbury

2008 Shortlist:

Reading/Leeds
Glastonbury
T in the Park
Latitude

Sony Ericsson Tour of the Year2007 WINNER: Muse

2008 Shortlist:

Take That Arena Tour
Sugababes Changes Tour
NME Tour 2008
Girls Aloud Tangled Up Tour

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