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The O2 Silver Clef Awards is an annual UK music awards lunch which has been running since 1976.

O2 Silver Clef Awards
Awarded forOutstanding contribution to UK music
LocationUnited Kingdom
Presented byNordoff-Robbins
Last awarded2018
Currently held byRoger Waters



The Silver Clef fundraising committee was founded in 1976 by musicians and managers from across the British music industry, who wanted to honour and award music artists whilst raising funds for Nordoff Robbins. The event went on to become the annual Silver Clef Awards and Lunch, an important date in the social and business calendar of the music industry, with even members of the Royal Family attending as guests of honour. The lunch is also the flagship event in the highly respected and well-known diary of fundraising events put on by Nordoff Robbins. The Silver Clef initiative eventually expanded to the USA, where members of the music community there arranged the first American Silver Clef Award Dinner and Auction in 1989. The funds from that event benefited the Nordoff Robbins Centre for Music Therapy based at New York University.

On 6th July 2018, music industry greats joined forces to raise vital funds for the UK's leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, with a star-studded awards ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 43rd O2 Silver Clef Awards raised a staggering £705,000 to support vulnerable and isolated people through music therapy.


  • Committee Chair: Emma Banks


  • Silver Clef Award (for outstanding contribution to UK music)
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Icon Award
  • International Award
  • Best Newcomer Award
  • Best Group Award
  • Best Female Award
  • Best Male Award
  • Classical Award
  • Innovation Award
  • Best Live Act

List of winnersEdit

Silver Clef Award

Outstanding Achievement Award

Best Newcomer Award

International Award

Classical Award

Icon Award

Best Female Award

Best Male Award

Best Group

Innovation Award

Best Live Act (voted for by the public)

Ambassadors of Rock Award

Best British Act Award

Discretionary Awards:

World Peace Award

Special Achievement Award

Heart Record/ Artist of the Year Award


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