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Votes top one million in the 2017 SSE Live Awards

The SSE Live Awards, the annual public vote to determine the best events at SSE’s sponsored entertainment venues, has once again attracted huge support from hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, gathering over one million votes.

Andy Murray Live presented by SSE scooped the crown at The SSE Hydro for the second year running. The event came out on top after securing 40% of the public vote from an impressive selection of 81 events.

Speaking of the win, Andy said: “It’s great that Andy Murray Live has won this award for a second year running. I am very proud of the event and what it has achieved in the past couple of years, particularly the amount we raised for charity in 2017 and it’s always good to see this recognised by the fans as well.”

At the winning event, the Wimbledon US Open and Olympic champion from Dunblane kicked off the night with a singles match against a kilted Rodger Federer. Andy was then joined by brother Jamie Murray for a doubles match against fellow tennis aces Mansour Bahrami and Tim Henman with Scottish sitcom Still Game’s very own Victor and Winston interrupting the match to show the Murray brothers how it’s done.

World renowned rock stars X Japan won the title at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
The most successful rock band in Japanese history, with over 30 million album sales worldwide, treated the audience to an exclusive 60 minute cut of their documentary film, We Are X, which premiered at the previous year’s Sundance Festival, followed by a thrilling live performance.
In their biggest UK show to date, they not only covered the fan favourites but also paid tribute to David Bowie with a selection of cover songs.

Meanwhile at The SSE Arena, Belfast, Irish singer Nathan Carter was victorious, pipping rock royalty Queen & Adam Lambert to the post. The latter though, finished in the top five at all three venues.

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