Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins is excited to announce that Rita Ora, Mark Ronson and Primal Scream will join Iron Maiden and Il Divo at their 40th Anniversary O2 Silver Clef Awards this July.

She has a number-one debut album, four number-one singles, is a coach on The Voice UK and now, in celebration of her growing list of accolades, Nordoff Robbins has crowned Rita Ora Best Female. On being awarded the highly coveted Best Female Award at the O2 Silver Clefs, Rita says,“I feel honoured to be receiving the Best Female Award at the O2 Silver Clef Lunch. It’s great to be recognised by Nordoff Robbins, a charity which uses music to transform the lives of so many people.”

Multi-talented international DJ, producer and artist, Mark Ronson will be awarded the American Express Innovation Award. Having produced Grammy-winning albums for artists such as Amy Winehouse and Adele, he has taken 2015 by storm by achieving his first UK and US number one single with Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars. On his win Ronson says,“I feel proud to be awarded the American Express Innovation Award. The O2 Silver Clef Awards is an event I’ve long admired, raising funds for Nordoff Robbins music therapy, a cause which I feel passionate about.”

Primal Scream are recipients of the prestigious Investec Icon Award for their unforgettable contribution to shaping the 1990s indie pop scene. Taking influences from psychedelic, garage rock and dance music, the band broke into the mainstream with their 1991 generation defining album Screamadelica. On being crowned Investec Icon Award winners Primal Scream says, “It’s a real honour to be awarded the Investec Icon Award at the 40th anniversary of the O2 Silver Clef Awards. We are looking forward to the event on 3rd July.”

These fantastic artists will join legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden as winners of the highly coveted O2 Silver Clef Award and operatic pop vocal group Il Divo winners of the PPL Classical Award.

Since launching in 1976, the awards have raised more than £8.5 million to the charity’s music therapy work.

Past winners include David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, The Bee Gees, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams and many many more.

Icon Award sponsors Investec comment, “We are very proud to continue our longstanding support of Nordoff Robbins for the ninth consecutive year. Nordoff Robbins continues to change lives through music as the leading UK music therapy charity. The O2 Silver Clef Awards recognise the fantastic work and talent within the industry.”

Lisa Gregg, Head of International Card Products and Experiences at American Express, sponsors of the Innovation Award, said: “We’re delighted to help celebrate 40 years of Nordoff Robbins, a truly inspiring organisation that has transformed the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and adults through music. As a supporter of the 2015 Silver Clefs, we would like to congratulate Mark Ronson on winning the Innovation Award; he is an incredible talent and a very worthy recipient.”

O2 have been proud sponsors of the O2 Silver Clef Awards for 12 consecutive years and O2’s Nuala Donnelly says, “O2 is incredibly proud to be associated with Nordoff Robbins and to be working with them on their 40th Anniversary. After 12 years of working together on the O2 Silver Clef Awards our admiration for their work continues to grow and we look forward to helping them raise more much needed funds.”

Tables for the event are £4,000 (for tables of 10 people). To book or for more info email silverclefbookings@nordoff-robbins.org.uk call Fiona or Abena on 020 7428 9908. 

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