Last night, The Fly Magazine celebrated its 15th birthday by holding the first ever Fly Awards at London’s historic Kentish Town Forum.
Winners on the night included Foals (Artist of the Year), Parquet Courts (Album of the Year) and Arctic Monkeys (Song of the Year).
Also picking up awards on the night were Haim (Best Live Act), Glastonbury (Festival of the Year), The Leadmill (Venue of the Year), Wolf Alice (Ones to Watch 2014), The Horrors (Outstanding Artistry Award), Sister Ray (Local Hero Award) and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore (Living Legend Award).
Live performers at the event included Bombay Bicycle Club, Wild Beasts, Peace, The Horrors and Living Legend Award winner Thurston Moore.
Started in 1997 by the team behind Camden Barfly, by 1999 the magazine was receiving national distribution.
Full list of award winners:
Festival of the Year: Glastonbury
Album of 2013: Parquet Courts, Borrowed Time
Best Venue: The Leadmill, Sheffield
Song of 2013: Arctic Monkeys, "Do I Wanna Know"
Ones to Watch in 2014: Wolf Alice
Best Live Act: Haim
Label of the Year: Rough Trade
Outstanding Artistry Award: The Horrors
Local Hero: Sister Ray
Artist of the Year: Foals
Living Legend: Thurston Moore
Check out our exclusive chats with Yanis of Foals and Harry and Douglas of Peace below.
More to follow.