JLS Named UK's Hardest Working Band For 2012

31 December 2012, 10:45 | Updated: 31 December 2012, 10:52

The 'Do You Feel What I Feel' stars top the list for the second year in a row.

JLS have been crowned the UK's hardest working band for the second consecutive year.

The 'Take A Chance On Me' stars topped the 2012 poll, compiled by PRS for Music, and said they were "delighted" to receive the honour once again.

"2012 has been an awesome 12 months for us and it means a lot that so many of our fans have had a chance to see us perform live," the group revealed. "Thanks again for the support and we look forward to doing more in 2013."

The band performed a total of 34 major headline shows across Britain during the past twelve months.

PRS for Music spokesman Barney Hooper said: "JLS have once again demonstrated that they truly know how to engage with their massive fan base, performing live to as many of them as possible.

"Gigging is as important for the biggest performers as those starting out and it's great to see that it is thriving in the UK. 

Westlife were named runners-up in the list as their farewell concert saw them perform 31 arena gigs.

Steps made it to third place with 25 concerts and Olly Murs with 21 and Florence + the Machine with 17 completed the top five.

Meanwhile, JLS have already confirmed plans for a December 2013 UK tour and recently opened Capital's Jingle Bell Ball 2012 earlier this month.