Press Release: Q+AL Crowned Winners SSE Live Awards


Q+AL Best Live Act 2015

 Queen + Adam Lambert Crowned Winners of SSE Live Awards

Queen + Adam Lambert have been crowned winners of the SSE Live Awards at The SSE Arena, Wembley. 

The awards, which have been running since October, gave fans the chance to vote for the favourite act they’ve seen perform at The SSE Arena, Wembley during 2015. The SSE Live Awards proved to be very popular receiving a total of 661,000 votes but Queen and Adam Lambert came out as clear winners with an outstanding 299,000 votes representing a huge 45% of the total vote. 

Brian May of Queen, said: “WOW. Nice. Well. BIG THANKS SSE Folks … for a wonderful compliment.  We’re very proud to be your favourite act of last year – by a huge majority. Humbled, grateful and definitely up for a rematch!”

Queen drummer Roger Taylor said: “Fantastic that we have made so many people happy, 300,000 thanks!”

Adam Lambert said: “It was such an honor to play Wembley with Queen, and I am beyond humbled by this”.

By logging on to fans could vote for the best act they had seen at The SSE Arena, Wembley in 2015.

The top five acts according to voters were:

Queen + Adam Lambert
Zac Brown Band
Gurdas Maan
The Janoskians

The SSE Live Awards, brought to you by SSE, the proud title sponsor of The SSE Arena, Wembley, and their exclusive customer benefit SSE Reward, are an exciting new accolade in the entertainment industry.

The very first SSE Live Award, awarded to the best act at Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro, was won by Paolo Nutini, who accepted the accolade in person at The SSE Scottish Music Awards in November last year.

Colin Banks, Head of Sponsorship at SSE, said: “We have been completely blown away by the response to the SSE Live Awards . The fans have really spoken with over half a million votes cast. On behalf of SSE and the fans I would like to say a huge congratulations to Queen and Adam Lambert.”

Every entrant not only got to vote for their idols but they also had the chance to win tickets to a choice of gigs taking place at The SSE Arena, Wembley later this year.

Anyone could vote in the awards but SSE customers could, and still can, sign up to SSE Reward for free and have access to purchase tickets up to 48 hours in advance of general sale and entrance to a VIP lounges at SSE sponsored venues. There are also exclusive ticketing offers and prizes only available if you’re a member of the Reward programme. If you’re a customer you can sign up for free now at

SSE has been the title sponsor of The SSE Arena, Wembley since June 2014. It has been a successful 19 months with SSE’s partnership enabling AEG Europe to undertake the refurbishments needed to restore the renowned Arena. The naming-rights partnership with SSE allows everyone who attends events there, not just their customers, to benefit from their contribution to the restoration and upgrading of the venue.

SSE’s title sponsorship of The SSE Arena, Wembley is one of four major entertainment and sport venues – one in each of the home nations:

The SSE Hydro (Glasgow)
The SSE SWALEC (Cardiff)
The SSE Arena, Wembley
The SSE Arena, Belfast