Silver Clef Awards: One Direction named best live act

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Image caption One Direction said performing live was “so important”

One Direction have been named best live act at the O2 Silver Clef Awards for the second time.

The group beat Adele, Little Mix and Ed Sheeran to win the award, despite currently being on a break.

One Direction scored more than 60% of votes to take the prize – the only award at the ceremony to be voted for by the public.

Other winners this year include Olly Murs and Florence Welch – who have won best male and best female respectively.

The awards ceremony takes place on Friday afternoon, but all the winners have been announced in advance.

One Direction said: “Thank you to all our fans for voting. Our live show is so important and it is amazing for this to be recognised… for the second time.”

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Image caption Lionel Richie will win the top honour – the Silver Clef Award – at the ceremony

Elsewhere, Lionel Richie has been announced as the winner of the top honour – the Silver Clef Award.

Jess Glynne has won best newcomer, while Craig David has scooped the innovation award.

Patti Smith will take home the outstanding achievement prize and Jeff Lynne will win the icon award.

Andre Rieu is set to be announced as the winner of the classical award and Hozier wins the international award.

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