Awards show airs in U.K. on Oct. 22.
Roxy Music, the glam-rock veteran group, will be receiving the Radio Music Icon Award at this year’s Diesel-U-Music Awards ceremony on Oct. 4.
The event, which aims to promote unsigned and other emerging acts around the world, will take place at the Shoreditch Town Hall in London. It was co-founded by Italy-based international design company Diesel.
And, according to the organizers, the Radio Music Icon Award is recognizing “Roxy Music’s enduring influence on the contemporary music scene and their unique blend of fashion, romance, nostalgia and futurism.”
Led by founder Bryan Ferry, Roxy Music was at its peak during most of the early 1970s and 1980s in terms of international chart success. In 1983, the individual band members went their separate ways.
After reforming in 2001, the iconic group recently went into the studios to record a new album, which is scheduled to be released next year on Virgin Records.
Co-sponsored by Billboard, the Diesel-U-Music Awards will also honor photographer Mick Rock with the Contribution to Music Award. Rock is now legendary for his iconic photographs of international rock stars such as David Bowie before and after they became famous.
Hosted by British radio DJ and TV presenter Lauren Laverne, the awards show will feature live performances by U.K. alternative rockers the Fratellis and Guillemots, U.S. soul-funk act Amp Fiddler, and British DJ Justin Robertson, among others. The show will broadcast Oct. 22 on the U.K. commercial TV network Channel 4.