Bastille and The 1975 are among the winners at the Q Awards 2016

Meat Loaf, Muse, The 1975 and Bastille were big winners on the night.

Past, present and future icons of the music business gathered last night for the 2016 Q Awards, with U2 taking home two awards, leading this year's tally. spoke to the stars on the red carpet at this year's ceremony, including Blondie and Meat Loaf. Watch below: 

The Edge added the prestigious Q Gibson Les Paul Award to his trophy cabinet, while the Irish band took home the Q Best Live Award. However, they were not voted the Q Best Act in the World Today Award, a gong that was taken home by Muse.

Jack Garratt was honoured as the Q Breakthrough Act, with James Bay taking home the Q Best Solo prize. Bastille's Good Grief was named Q Best Track, while The 1975's Number 1 album I Like It When You Sleep... was awarded the trophy for Q Best Album.

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Several awards also tipped their hats to some fantastic legacy acts. Madness - who are on course for a Top 5 album this week - were bestowed the Q Hall of Fame prize, while Blondie were gifted the Q Outstanding Contribution to Music award. Meat Loaf held back the tears as he was presented with the Q Hero Award.

The full list of winners at the 2016 Q Awards can be found below.

Q Breakthrough Act presented by Red Stripe – Jack Garratt

Q Best Track presented by Jack Daniels – Bastille (Good Grief)

Q Best Video presented by The Box Plus Network – PJ Harvey (The Community of Hope)

Q Best Album presented by Absolute Radio – The 1975 (I Like It When You Sleep…)

Q Best Live presented by StubHub – U2

Q Best Solo presented by Help Musicians UK – James Bay

Q Best Act in the World Today presented by The Cavern Club – Muse

Q Innovation in Sound Award – MIA

Q Hero presented by Conker Spirit – Meat Loaf

Q Classic Songwriter presented by Pretty Green – Ray Davies

Q Hall of Fame presented by StubHub – Madness

Q Classic Album – The Charlatans (Tellin’ Stories)

Q Gibson Les Paul Award presented by Gibson – The Edge

Q Outstanding Contribution to Music presented by Buster and Punch – Blondie

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