Primal Scream triumph at Vodafone Live Music Awards

Ting Tings, Kate Nash and Mark Ronson also pick up gongs

Primal Scream stole the show at the Vodafone Live Music Awards last night (September 18), picking up the Best Live Act award and receiving recognition for their Outstanding Contribution To Live Music.

The Scottish veterans closed the bash at London‘s Brixton Academy with a storming three-song set, which included recent single ‘Can’t Go Back’, their ’90s classic ‘Rocks’ and the title track of their new album ‘Beautiful Future’.

“What’s this one for again? Outstanding contribution, was it? That will do,” quipped bassist Mani after the band accepted their second prize of the night.


The Ting Tings won XFM Live Breakthrough Act and opened the show with ‘That’s Not My Name’.

Mark Ronson bagged the Best Live Male award and The Spice Girls saw off competition from The Verve and Led Zeppelin for the Best Live Comeback gong.

Kate Nash won the Best Live Female award and Kings Of Leon picked up the Best International Live Act honour.

Glasvegas also took to the stage to play an acoustic version of ‘Daddy’s Gone’.

The show was presented by The Licks‘ frontwoman and actress Juliette Lewis and T4 man Steve Jones.

The full list of Vodafone Live Music Awards winners are as follows:


Best Live Male: Mark Ronson

Best Live Female: Kate Nash

Best Live Act: Primal Scream

Best Live Return: Spice Girls

XFM Live Breakthrough Act: The Ting Tings

4Music Festival Of the Year: T In The Park

Live And Unsigned Awards: Kiddo360

Best International Live Act: Kings Of Leon

Sony Ericsson Tour Of The Year: Take That Arena Tour

Outstanding Contribution To Live Music: Primal Scream