Little Things hitmakers One Direction have been named Best Live Act as this year's Silver Clef Awards.

The five-part boy band beat off competition from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen to win the prestigious award.

Speaking about their big win, Harry Styles said: "Thanks to everyone who voted for us to win the Nordoff Robbins Best Live Act 2013. We are over the moon.

"Congratulations to Nordoff Robbins on another amazing Silver Clef Awards. What an incredible charity, helping people with music therapy."

The Live Act award is voted for by the public out of 30 shortlisted acts provided by Ticketmaster UK. The agency compiles the list based on the top-rated shows on their website.

The award attracted over 26,000 unique votes this year, with One Direction securing just over 25% of votes.