Nordoff and Robbins, the UK’s largest music therapy charity, has announced the first round of artists to win this year’s prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards on 30th June in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. As a longstanding and dedicated supporter of the charity, Ticketmaster is delighted to be sponsoring the award for Best New Music. This year the award will go to indie rock artists and alumni of the Ticketmaster New Music programme, Wet Leg, whose self-titled album debuted at No 1 on the UK Albums Chart in 2022.
The O2 Silver Clef Awards are held to recognise and celebrate the talent of the winning artists. Since 1976, the awards have raised £12 million for Nordoff and Robbins’ vital music therapy services and honoured some of the greatest names in music, with last year’s event raising over £750,000. In 2022, Nordoff and Robbins held nearly 50,000 music therapy sessions across the UK for some of the most isolated people in society, and the need for music therapy is greater than it has ever been.
Nordoff and Robbins’ vision is to live in a world where through music therapy, human potential is recognised regardless of profound disability, illness or social exclusion. Shaped by more than 60 years of practice, its trained music therapists use the power of music to transform people’s lives by helping them express themselves and connect with others. The charity works with children and adults affected by life limiting illness such as dementia, learning disabilities including autism, physical disability and mental health issues at over 350 schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes, as well as providing sessions from its centres nationwide.
Find out more about Nordoff and Robbins and how you can support at nordoff-robbins.org.uk.