Organisers of the SIlver Clef awards, held in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, have announced the addition of a new category this year, voted for by Joe Public.

The new award is for Best Live Act, and is sponsored by Ticketmaster and supported by Absolute Radio, the Evening Standard and O2.

The chairman of Nordoff Robbins commented: "Music is incredibly powerful. At Nordoff Robbins, we use music to transform the lives of many thousands of people. We want the public to tell us about a gig that's transformed their life in the last twelve months. From Biffy Clyro to Muse, Stevie Wonder and many in between, we're looking for the best live act of the last year". 

There are thirty contenders for the award, representing a wide range of genre. They are:

Avenged Sevenfold, Biffy Clyro, Big Noise, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, James Blunt, Jamie Cullum, Jay-Z, Konsi, KISS< Korn, Lady Antebellum, Lissie, McFly, Michael Buble, Muse, Newton Faulkner, Paul McCartney, Peter Andre, P!NK, Rob Zombie, Scouting For Girls, Shayne Ward, Skunk Anansie, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, The Script and Train,

You can vote for your selection right now by following this link.