Klaxons add Live Music gong to Mercury prize

Breakthrough Act award no future myth

Klaxons continued their successful 2007 with a win at the Vodafone Live Music Awards last night (19.09.07).

The British four-piece - who earlier this month claimed the prestigious Nationwide Mercury Prize for their album Myths of The New Future - were named XFM Live Breakthrough Act at the glitzy ceremony at London's Brompton Hall.

Amy Winehouse was also victorious, trumping Lily Allen, Kate Nash and KT Tunstall to scoop the Live Female accolade.

Other winners - voted for by the public - included Mika, who took the Live Male award, the Arctic Monkeys, who claimed the Best Live Act accolade and The Police, who won the Best Live Return.

Despite a dazzling list of winners, all the acts failed to turn up to collect their awards.

However, the audience were not left disappointed, as they were treated to storming performances from Stereophonics, CSS, Enrique Iglesias, Kate Nash, the Manic Street Preachers, Calvin Harris, Athlete, Pigeon Detectives and The Enemy.

The most prestigious prize of the evening was reserved for Iggy Pop, who received The Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award in Live Music.

The ceremony - presented by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles - also paid tribute to the people behind the scenes, giving James' ever faithful Geoff Buckley - who has been with the band since 1989 - the prize for Best Roadie.

Celebrity guests included Kimberly Stewart, George Clooney's former girlfriend Lisa Snowdon, Rachel Stevens and British actor Danny Dyer.

Indie band The Thrills were also in attendance, but were left red-faced when guitarist Daniel Ryan got into a scuffle with security after being thrown out of the VIP area for having the wrong pass.

2007 Vodafone Live Music Awards full list of winners:

Live Male: Mika
Live Female: Amy Winehouse
Best Live Act: Arctic Monkeys
Live Impact 2007: Gossip
Best Show Production: Kylie
Best Live Return: The Police
Live Music DVD: Oasis, Morning Glory - An Album Under Review
Live Music Venue: Wembley Stadium
XFM Live Breakthrough Act: Klaxons
Channel 4 Festival of the Year: Glastonbury
Kerrang! Live Unsigned Act: The Flaming Monkeys
Best International Live Act: The Killers
Sony Ericsson Tour of The Year: Muse
Best Roadie: Geoff Buckley (roadie for James)
The Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award in Live Music: Iggy Pop

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