Amy Winehouse, Mika and Arctic Monkeys were among the winners at tonight's Vodafone Live Music Awards in London.

The televised event, now in its second year, was staged at Brompton Hall in the Earls Court venue and featured performances from Stereophonics, Enrique Iglesias, CSS, The Enemy, Kate Nash, Athlete, Calvin Harris and Manic Street Preachers.

Amy Winehouse beat Lily Allen, Kate Nash and KT Tunstall in the Live Female award category, while Mika saw off competition from James Morrison, Mark Ronson and Jamie T as Live Male.

Arctic Monkeys won the overall Best Live Act award. The other nominees were Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian and Muse, which won the award last year.

Other winners included Kylie Minogue, Gossip, The Police and Klaxons, who also recently picked up the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize. The Killers won in the Best International Live Act category.

Wembley Stadium, which re-opened this year, won the award for Live Music Venue, and Glastonbury was named Festival of the Year.

Iggy Pop won the Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement award, which was decided by the judging panel of record label execs and journalists. The Who won the award last year.

"The live show is the real nitty gritty baby, and when it's done well, it is the most potent form of entertainment and politics," said Pop in a statement. "I want to thank the fans that put me up on the stage for so long."

The other awards were voted for online at www.vodafone.co.uk/music by the public, based on nominees decided by the judging panel.

Attendees at the ceremony included Public Enemy's Chuck D, Debbie Harry, Roisin Murphy, Rachel Stevens and Glastonbury organizer Michael Eavis.

However, the vast majority of award winners were not present - The Killers were among the acts sending video acceptance speeches - with the focus on the live performances for the 90-minute TV broadcast. The ceremony, hosted by Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, aired tonight in the U.K. on Channel 4 at 11pm.

The show was opened by The Enemy, who performed the single "Away From Here" from their No. 1 U.K. album "We'll Live and Die In These Towns".

50 Cent was due to perform at the Vodafone Live Music Awards and the MOBO awards at the O2 arena in London tonight. However, the appearances were pulled the day after his album "Curtis" was beaten to No. 1 in the U.K. album chart by Kanye West's "Graduation". In a brief statement, his record company Interscope confirmed the UK trip had been postponed because of an "unforeseen and unanticipated change in his schedule."

The event was the finale to the Vodafone TBA series of live shows, which saw acts including Amy Winehouse, Maximo Park and Kaiser Chiefs, perform at intimate and unusual venues across the U.K.


Full list of Vodafone Live Music Awards winners:
Live Male: Mika
Live Female: Amy Winehouse
Best Live Act: Arctic Monkeys
Live Impact 2007: Gossip
Best Show Production: Kylie
Best Live Return: The Police
Live Music DVD: Oasis: Morning Glory - An Album Under Review
Live Music Venue: Wembley Stadium
XFM Live Breakthrough Act: Klaxons
Channel 4 Festival of the Year: Glastonbury
Kerrang! Live Unsigned Act: The Flaming Monkeys
Best International Live Act: The Killers
Sony Ericsson Tour of The Year: Muse
Best Roadie: Geoff Buckley (roadie for James)
The Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement Award in Live Music: Iggy Pop
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