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.
This years nominees are:
|Best Live Act||2007 WINNER: Arctic Monkeys|
|Best Male||2007 WINNER: Mika|
|Best Female||2007 WINNER: Amy Winehouse|
|Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award||2007 WINNER: Iggy Pop|
|Best International Act||2007 WINNER: The Killers|
|Best Live Return||2007 WINNER: The Police|
|XFM Live Breakthrough||2007 WINNER: The Klaxons|
The Ting Tings
|4Music Festival of the Year||2007 WINNER: Glastonbury|
|Sony Ericsson Tour of the Year||2007 WINNER: Muse|
Take That Arena Tour