Glastonbury headliners Kasabian named Best Live Act at Q Awards

Kasabian big winners at the Q Awards 2014

Glastonbury headliners Kasabian named Best Live Act at Q Awards

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestVirtual Festivals on 22 October 2014

The monthly music magazine, which regularly features the Leicester four piece, also gave awards out to soulful newcomer Sam Smith, singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini, Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, and Wilko Johnson.

The star-studded award show was attended by a number of top names, including Elbow, Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, and Ed Sheeran - who picked up the award for Best Solo Artist.

As usual, there were a number of ‘legendary’ or ‘idol’ titles to serve out and this year this meant nods for Culture Club, Pink Floyd, Simple Minds and The Charlatans.

Kasabian walked away with both the Best Live Act award and the big one: ‘Best Act In The World Today’ for the second time (Ed: really?). The lad-rock outfit from Leicester played a number of high-profile live shows this summer, including a Pyramid Stage headline performance on the final night of Glastonbury Festival 2014 and a huge homecoming show in Leicester's Victoria Park.

The Club Foot four-piece released their fifth studio album, ’48:13’, earlier this year. The record went straight to number one in the UK Albums Chart and spawned two singles; ‘eez-eh’ and ‘bumblebeee’.

The full list of winners at the Q Awards 2014:

Q Best New Act

Sam Smith

Q Maverick

St Vincent

Q Best Track

Paolo Nutini – Iron Sky

Q Best Solo Artist

Ed Sheeran

Q Songwriter

Andy Partridge

Q Best Album

Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything

Q Best Video

Jamie xx – Sleep Sound

Q Best Live Act


Q Hero

The Charlatans

Q Outstanding Contribution To Music

XL Recordings, collected by Richard Russell

Q Inspiration

Simple Minds

Gibson Les Paul Award

Johnny Marr

Q Classic Album

Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon

Q Innovation In Sound

Jean Michel Jarre

Q Icon

Wilko Johnson

Q Idol

Culture Club

Q Best Act In The World Today



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