Arctic Monkeys have won the Best Live Act award at the O2 Silver Clef Awards.

The 'Snap Out of It' rockers won a public vote to be awarded the title - sponsored by Live Nation and Ticketmaster - beating off stiff competition from stars including Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Kate Bush and Foo Fighters.

Speaking about their win, the band said: ''Thanks to everyone who voted for us and helped us win this year's Nordoff Robbins Best Live Act Award at the O2 Silver Clefs.

''It's a real honour to be chosen. Congratulations to Nordoff Robbins on their 40th birthday and for all the incredible work they do using music therapy to help people.''

The full shortlist for the award included 15 acts which performed in the UK between March 2014 and March 2015, with the general public voting on the winners for the past month.

Previous winners of the award include Justin Timberlake who won in 2014, One Direction in 2013, McFly in 2012 and Sir Paul McCartney 2011.

The ceremony - which is now in its 40th year - raises money for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, and will take place in London today (03.07.15).

Other winners set to be presented with their awards today include Duran Duran, Rita Ora, Kasabian, Mark Ronson, Iron Maiden, Primal Scream, James Bay and Jake Bugg.