One Direction have triumphed over bands including The Rolling Stones and Coldplay to take a coveted prize at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.
The pop group has been named Best Live Act ahead of the annual prizegiving in London on Friday (28Jun13), seeing off competition from a number of high profile stars to win the public vote.
One Direction are currently on tour and unable to pick up the prize in person, but bandmember Harry Styles says of the honour, "Thanks to everyone who voted for us to win the Nordoff Robbins Best Live Act 2013. We are over the moon. Congratulations to Nordoff Robbins on another amazing Silver Clef Awards. What an incredible charity, helping people with music therapy."
Other acts on the 2013 list of honourees include The Kinks rocker Ray Davies, singer Jessie Ware, Coldplay, Barry Gibb, Labrinth and Alison Moyet.