Boy George and Clean Bandit win gongs

Published: 22nd May 2015

Boy George and Clean Bandit win gongs

Acts from past and present took centre stage at a prestigious awards ceremony in London this week.

Boy George, rolling back the years in a trademark trendy hat , and contemporary classical crossover band Clean Bandit were both major award winners.

The 53-year-old Culture Club frontman, real name George O'Dowd, took the outstanding music contribution gong at the 60th edition of the Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday.

The Karma Chameleon singer wasn't the only relative golden oldie at the ceremony, with Kylie Minogue and Elton John also in attendance.

Clean Bandit's hit Rather Be brought them home the most performed work and best contemporary song honours.

The awards, staged at Grosvenor House Hotel, recognises composing and songwriting in the Irish and British music business.

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof took the event's special anniversary gong. Other winners were Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman, Hozier, Ed Sheeran, Judith Weir, Annie Lennox, Black Sabbath and Albert Hammond.

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