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Arcade Fire win Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef award

Canadian band, Arcade Fire, have been awarded with this year’s Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef award.  They will pick up their award on July 1.

Nordoff Robbins is a UK based charity who use music to help transform the lives of vulnerable and disabled people and is the chosen charity of the UK music industry.

Previous winners have included Bryan Ferry, Slash and Queen.

Since the awards began 36 years ago, £8 million has been raised for the charity.

See the band being interviewed after winning Juno awards:

David Munns, Chairman of Nordoff Robbins, said that they are delighted to give Arcade Fire the award and stated:  "Their musicianship is exceptional and their live shows phenomenal, and with their commitment to supporting various charities worldwide makes them a true example of what it means to be an 'ambassador of rock'."

Other winners at this year’s awards include Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah, Biffy Clyro and Status Quo.