Arctic Monkeys scoop South Bank Show Award

The Sheffield lads win in the Best Pop Category

Arctic Monkeys have picked up a Best Pop award at the South Bank Show Awards.

The band were awarded the prize for their second album ‘Favourite Worst Nightmare’, released last year.

Arctic Monkeys follow in the footsteps of previous winners like Blur, Richard Hawley and The Archie Bronson Outfit.

Other winners at the awards, which are to be broadcast on February 3 on ITV, included JK Rowling and BBC3 comedy ‘Gavin And Stacey’.

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