Biffy Clyro are to be awarded the Best British Band prize at this year’s Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards, due to take place on July 1st.
“We follow in the footsteps of some great bands who’ve received this award and we couldn’t be happier with this honour,” the band told the Daily Record newspaper. “Music has been a massive part of our lives – just like it is for all the people Nordoff Robbins help.”
The honour continues the widespread recognition being enjoyed by the band since the release of ‘Only Revolutions‘ in 2009, which has proved to be a genuine commercial breakthrough and received a Mercury Music Prize nomination last year.
Previous winners of the Best British Band award include Stereophonics and Kaiser Chiefs, while this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Status Quo.
The night’s main award, the O2 Silver Clef, has been won in the past by the likes of Paul McCartney, Muse and Oasis, and will this year be handed to Annie Lennox.
The ceremony was initiated back in 1976 to aid the Nordoff Robbins fundraising charity, and continues to help support good causes through music to this day.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony to be held at London’s Hilton Hotel.Just Published: