Here are some photographs from the Ivor Novello Awards, the wildest rock’n’roll party of the year/serious appreciation of serious songwriting. Florence Welch presented the award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically to London Grammar. Is her ‘Heidi’ inspired get-up hinting at a new yodelling direction? Probably not to be honest.
Nile Rodgers picked up the Special International award, presented by Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Rodgers wept as he said: “This is the best award ceremony I’ve ever been to. I just got in from Ibiza at 4am this morning, I haven’t slept at all. I get a legends award and I’m laughing because I was like, you think I’m a legend? OK, I’ll take it.”