Foo Fighters were awarded Live Performance of the Year for their triumphant Pyramid Stage headline set at Glastonbury 2017 this past summer.
In accepting their award, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins said “I think we should thank all of our fans here in the UK because we really cut our teeth becoming a live band here. You guys really taught us how to be a band that could headline a gig like Glastonbury, so this [award] is for all of us. Thank you very much. It [the UK] is definitely our second home.”
“It really did just turn into this one big ball of love and energy and celebration and music,” Dave Grohl remembered. “That’s what you want every show to be, but when it’s on that scale it’s a big feeling.”
Foo Fighters aside, elsewhere, Stormzy (Artist of the Year), Rag’N’Bone Man (British Album of the Year), and Declan McKenna (BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year) were announced as winners of the BBC Music Awards 2017.
The winners were honoured and handed out a handful of awards during a one-hour special on Friday (December 8), The Year in Music 2017, presented by Strictly Come Dancing’s Claudia Winkleman and Clara Amfo.
BBC Radio and Music director, Bob Shennan, said: “Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards and to the nominees – the calibre of all the artists involved this year was outstanding. It’s been a brilliant year for music on BBC TV, with our At The BBC specials with Sam Smith, Harry Styles and U2, the launch of Sounds Like Friday Night, and the defining music event of the year, One Love Manchester.
“The Year in Music 2017 on BBC Two really has provided a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge the artists that have made an impact over the past year, as well as reflect on the greatest musical moments – many of which brought people together through their shared love of music.”
To celebrate, BBC iPlayer has made the Foo Fighters’ full set available until the new year.