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Queen: Ambassadors of Rock

Queen will be awarded the prestigious ‘Ambassadors of Rock’ award this afternoon at the O2 Silver Clef Luncheon in London. Full press release below.


The annual star-studded O2 Silver Clef Luncheon is set to bring the crème de la crème of the music world together to celebrate the prestigious awards ceremony at the Hilton, Park Lane. The infamous awards, held in aid of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy takes place on 3rd July and will be hosted by Denise Van Outen with guests which include the music industry’s high fliers, artists, celebrities and supporters of the charity.

Songwriter, singer and founder of the hugely influential Beach Boys, Brian Wilson is set to make a special appearance to pick up the ‘Best International Act’ award, while UK band Take That will scoop the coveted ‘O2 Silver Clef Award’. Recent chart high flier and ‘In for the kill’ singer La Roux will also be there to pick the ‘Best Newcomer’ gong, while Britain’s Got Talent protégé, Faryl Smith, earns the ‘Classical Award’.

One of the most successful UK rock bands of the past 15 years Stereophonics will be celebrating yet another award for the Welsh wonders trophy cabinet by winning ‘British Band Of 2009’. In a year that has seen them explode into the charts, topping them for three weeks, and become a internet sensation of the year (over 4 million views of ‘Ouch’ alone) N-Dubz pick up‘The Digital Award’

Elsewhere, Madness will be putting on their baggy trousers as they scoop the ‘Icon Award’ for their musical achievements that have spanned over 30 years.

While UK rock royalty Queen will be awarded the prestigious ‘Ambassadors of Rock’ award which celebrates four decades of innovative and ground breaking music with Brian May and Roger Taylor attending to accept their accolade.

Now in its 34th year, the O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch is a highlight in the music social calendar, with eight honourary awards being presented throughout the afternoon. The event, which has so far raised over £7.5million for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy also features an auction of one-off music memorabilia items and other money-can’t-buy items including one off mini exclusive designed by Paul Weller for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

O2 has been proudly supporting Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy for the last 8 years. Mark Stevenson, Head of Sponsorship, O2 said, “Nordoff-Robbins has done some fantastic work over the years in improving the lives of severely disabled children through music therapy. Music is a fundamental part of O2 and we are committed to enhancing the live experience for all artists and music fans through our partnerships such as The O2 and O2 Academies. Working in proud partnership with Nordoff-Robbins allows us to help make a difference to people lives through music and that is something we believe passionately in.”


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