LIVE UK, a sister publication to AUDIENCE, is the only publication dedicated to the country's contemporary live music business, providing news, features, tour plans and information to the people that drive the industry – promoters, festival organisers, venue operators, artiste managers, booking agents, ticketing companies, media and key professionals in dozens of related sectors.
 

 

Vote

Welcome to the final phase of voting. Readers of LIVE UK and people working across the wider music industry are entitled to vote in any number of categories and for any number of nominees.

This final phase of voting, which closes at midnight on Friday 16 September, will reduce the nominees in each category to a Top 3, with the winners announced at the gala ceremony on 12 October.

You can also return to your voting record at a later date during either of the voting phases (the second is in September) and change your votes or add to them.

MOST IMPORTANT:  Please respect the integrity of this process and do not encourage general Facebook or Twitter followers to try and participate – this is an industry event and we want the results to be genuinely representative of industry opinion. Mass voting by outsiders can be detected and may result in the nominee being disqualified.




Nominees

Best Venue Teamwork - Stadium

Best all-round, in-house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at a stadium.

As last year’s winner, Etihad Stadium, Manchester is not eligible for inclusion.

Wembley Stadium, London
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
London Stadium, London
Twickenham Stadium, London
Stadium Of Light, Sunderland
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Ricoh Stadium, Coventry

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Best Venue Teamwork - Arena

Best all-round, in house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at an arena.

As last year’s winner, The O2, London is not eligible for inclusion.

Manchester Arena
Genting Arena, Birmingham
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
The SSE Arena, Wembley, London
First Direct Arena, Leeds
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Sheffield Arena
Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Alexandra Palace, London
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
The SSE Arena, Belfast
Brighton Centre, Brighton

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Best Venue Teamwork - Theatre/Concert Hall

Best all-round, in-house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at a theatre or concert hall.

As last year’s winner, Troxy, London is not eligible for inclusion.

City Hall, Sheffield
The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe
Royal Albert Hall, London
Roundhouse, London
Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Colston Hall, Bristol
O2 Academy Brixton, London
The Sage, Gateshead
Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
O2 Apollo, Manchester
Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Alban Arena, St Albans
Wolverhampton Civic

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Best Venue Teamwork - Arts Centre

Best all-round, in-house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at an Arts Centre.

As last year’s winner, Norwich Arts Centre is not eligible for inclusion.

West End Centre, Aldershot
Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton
Colchester Arts Centre
Band On The Wall, Manchester
Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
Exeter Phoenix
Boiler Shop, Newcastle
The Braid, Ballymena
Nottingham Contemporary

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Best Venue Teamwork - Campus

Best all-round, in-house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at a university or college.

As last year’s winner, Manchester Academy is not eligible for inclusion.

The Engine Shed, Lincoln
Leeds University
University of London Union (ULU)
Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff
Teesside University, Middlesbrough
Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich
The Foundry, Sheffield
The Old Firestation, Bournemouth
University of Newcastle SU
Mandella Hall, Belfast
The Arts School, Glasgow

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Best Venue Teamwork - Major Club (cap 800+)

Best all-round, in-house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at a club above 800 capacity.

As last year’s winner, Koko, London is not eligible for inclusion.

Rock City, Nottingham
The Leadmill, Sheffield
Scala, London
Islington Assembly Hall, London
Boiler Shop, Newcastle
Limelight, Belfast
Village Underground, London
O2 Academy, Birmingham
SWX, Bristol
O2 Academy, Liverpool

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Best Venue Teamwork - Club (cap under 800)

Best all-round, in-house team - from venue booking to show load-out - working on live music events at a club below 800 capacity.

As last year’s winner, Oslo, London is not eligible for inclusion.

Thekla, Bristol
Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
The Joiners, Southampton
King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Robin 2, Bilston
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
Glee Club, Birmingham
Concorde2, Brighton
Tramshed, Cardiff
100 Club, London
The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne
Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
The Waterfront, Norwich

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Agent of the Year

The booking agent who has had the greatest impact or artiste success during the past 12 months.

As last year’s winner, Steve Zapp of ITB is not eligible for inclusion.

Anna Bewers, United Talent Agency (Nothing But Thieves, Pulled Apart By Horses)
Ben Winchester, Primary Talent International (Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Catfish & The Bottlemen)
Charlie Myatt, 13 Artists (Radiohead, Royal Blood, Blossoms)
Ian Huffam, X-ray Touring (Robbie Williams, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Gorillaz)
James Alderman, Free Trade Agency (Future Islands, War On Drugs, The National)
James Whitting, Coda Agency (Ellie Goulding, Carl Barât, Imagine Dragons)
Jeff Craft, X-ray Touring (Elbow, Pixies, PJ Harvey)
John Jackson, K2 Agency (Iron Maiden)
Jon Ollier, CAA (Ed Sheeran)
Lucy Dickins, ITB (Adele, Mumford & Sons)
Matt Bates, Primary Talent International (The 1975, The Libertines, Alt J, Two Door Cinema Club)
Paul Wilson, CAA (Lianne La Harvas, Nick Mulvey Jack Garratt)
Ross Warnock, United Talent Agency (Slaves, Protoje, Zeal & Ardor)
Russell Warby, WME (Foo Fighters, The Kills)
Vinesh Patel, Coalition Talent (The Hoosiers, The Showhawk Duo, Sondr)

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Artiste Manager of the Year

The artiste manager who has had the greatest impact or artiste success during the past 12 months

As last year’s winners, Simon Moran, Conrad Murray & Dave Salmon of SJM Management are not eligible for inclusion.

Jamie Oborne, All On Red Management (The 1975)
David Farrow, DMF Music (Seth Lakeman, Pauline Black, Dreadzone)
Adam Tudhope, Everybody's (Mumford & Sons)
Robert Linney, Fleet River (Hot Chip)
Colin Lester, Jem Artists (Craig David)
David Manders & Steve Dix, Liquid Management (Public Service Broadcasting)
Paul Craig & Dee Bahl, Nostromo Management (Biffy Clyro)
Ian Grenfell, Quietus Management (Simply Red, Suede)
Julian Deane, Raygun Music Management (The XCERTS, Tiger Cub
Stuart Camp, Rocket Music (Ed Sheeran)
Jonathan Dickins, September Management (Adele)
Mike Gillespie, Sunday Club (Underword, Matthew Herbert)
John Dawkins, Various Artists Management (Charli XCX, Shed Seven, Tom Grennan, Milburn)
Ian McAndrew, Wildlife Entertainment (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mikes Kane)

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National Promoter of the Year

The promoter who has staged the most impressive - whether it be for impact or ticket sales - national tour(s) during the past 12 months.

As last year’s winner, SJM Concerts is not eligible for inclusion.

DHP Family
3A Entertainment
AEG Presents
Crosstown Concerts
Kilimanjaro Live
Live Nation Entertainment
Marshall Arts
Metropolis Music
The MJR Group
Senbla
Kennedy Street Enterprises
The Gig Cartel

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Regional Promoter of the Year

The promoter who has staged the most impressive - whether it be for impact or ticket sales - regional dates of the year.

As last year’s winner, Pablo Janczur of Orchard Entertainment is not eligible for inclusion.

Birmingham Promoters
CMH Live, West Yorkshire
DF Concerts, Scotland
Eastside Events, North East
Glasswerk, North West
Lout Promotions, South Coast
One Inch Badge, South Coast
SW1 Productions, Cornwall
SWN, Wales
Synergy Concerts, Scotland
Trof, North West
Regular Music, Scotland

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Indie Promoter of the Year (Local impact)

The promoter who has had the greatest impact on a particular city or town.

As last year’s winner, Luke Hinton of Juicebox Live is not eligible for inclusion.

Chantel and Mick Littlewood, Double Denim Live (Leeds)
Elisabeth Barker-Carley, Dreaming In Colour Productions (Leicester)
Simon Bailey, Future Pefect (Oxford)
Ian Binnington, PVC (Portsmouth)
Chris Horkan, Hey! Manchester
Ste Vondy and Craig McVeigh, I Love Live Events (Liverpool)
Will Robinson, I'm Not From London (Nottinham)
Chris Shepherd, Jasta 11 Promotions (Surrey & Hampshire)
Wesley Jones, Now Wave (Manchester)
Jon Dunn, Parallel Lines (London)
Joe Coates, Please Please You (York/Leeds)
Tom Dyer, Psychedelia (Southampton)
Simon Baker, Green Mind Gigs (Cambridge)
Andy Carr, The Kids Are Solid Gold (Middlesborough)
Tor Byrnes, We Broke Free (Bournemouth)

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Tour Manager of the Year

The tour manager who has had the greatest positive impact on promoters, agents, artiste managers, venues and supply companies polled.

As last year’s winner, Glen Rowe (Muse) is not eligible for inclusion.

Tommy Winstone (The Libertines, Faithless, Basement Jaxx)
Tim Hook (Craig David, Mark Knopfler, Kygo)
Linda Betesh (Take That, ELO)
Ross Lewis, Immediate Audio (James Bay)
Emma Edgar (Placebo)
Adam Maughan, Think Yellow (Anathema, The Beat, Selecter)
Peter Abbott (Lana Del Ray)
Mark Friend (Ed Sheeran)
Simon Slater (Roger Waters)

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Best Record Label Partner

The record label which has given the most comprehensive support to an artiste performing live, whether at a specific event or on tour.

As last year’s winner, Alison Donald of Columbia Records is not eligible for inclusion.

Ed Blow, Dirty Hit
Geoff Muncey, PIAS
Faye Donaldson, Sony Music
Ollie & Matt Jacob, Memphis Industries
Claire Coster, Atlantic Records
Toby, Tim & Mike, Transgressive
Danny Corr & Ian Dickinson, Roadrunner
Julie Weir & Joel Death, Music For Nations

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Spectacle of the Year (Best Production)

This award is for the designer or design team behind the most impressive live concert, festival or live music event production in the past 12 months.

As last year’s winner Muse, Drones Tour at Glastonbury is not eligible for inclusion.

Ed Sheeran at The O2
Adele at Wembley Stadium
The 1975 at Latitude
Biffy Clyro at Download
Mumford & Sons at Latitude
Black Sabbath at The O2
Take That at Genting Arena
Robbie Williams at Troxy (BRITs Icon Concert)
ELO at The SSE Hydro
Depeche Mode at London Stadium

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Best Festival (cap 40,000+)

Purely subjective, this award is for the festival over 40,000 capacity most highly rated across the board by industry professionals.

As last year’s winner, Isle of Wight Festival is not eligible for inclusion.

Glastonbury
Download
British Summer Time
Reading Festival
Leeds Festival
Parklife
Boomtown Fair
Bestival
V Festival
Creamfields
Wreless
TRNSMT

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Best Festival (cap 15,000-39,999)

Purely subjective, this award is for the festival between 15,000-39,999 capacity most highly rated across the board by industry professionals

As last year's winner, Splendour Festival, Nottingham is not eligible to take part this year.

Latitude
Secret Garden Party
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Field Day
Green Man Festival
Beautiful Days
Wilderness
Love Supreme
Common People (Oxford)

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Best Festival (cap under 15,000)

Purely subjective, this award is for the festival below 15,000 capacity most highly rated across the board by industry professionals.

As last year’s winner, Dot to Dot is not eligible for inclusion.

Truck Festival
Wilkestock
Deer Shed Festival
Newark Festival
Blue Dot
End of The Road
Bloodstock Open Air
Blissfields
2000 Trees
Lost Village
Cambridge Folk Festival
Leopallooza
Barn on the Farm
ArcTanGent
Henley Festival

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Best Festival - Multi-Venue

Purely subjective, this award is for the multi-venue, usually city-centre festival most highly rated across the board by industry professionals.

As a new category, there was no winner last year.

Slam Dunk Festival, Birmingham
Tramlines, Sheffield
Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds
Dot to Dot, Bristol
Rebellion, Blackpool
Live at Leeds
Mirrors, London
2Q Festival, Derby
Sounds From The Other City, Salford
Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Newcastle
Sea Change, Totnes
Camden Rocks, London

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Breakthrough Artiste

The artiste who voters feel has made the greatest career break-through during the past 12 months.

As last year’s winner, Blossoms is not eligible for inclusion.

Idles
Declan McKenna
Dua Lipa
Rag'n'Bone Man
BadBadNotGood
The Amazons
Nadia Rose
Izzy Bizu
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
Public Service Broadcasting
Sundara Karma
Neck Deep
Get Inuit
Ward Thomas
Black Peaks

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Greatest Brand Impact

This award is for the commercial brand which has had the greatest impact whether through a venue naming-rights deal, festival activation or other form of sponsorship in the live sector over the past year.

As last year’s winner, O2 is not eligible for inclusion.

EoN
Kopparberg
Kraken Rum
SSE
Jack Daniel's
Barclaycard
Somersby
Jägermeister
Smirnoff
Corona
Carlsberg
Heineken

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Best Festival Performance

Purely subjective, this award is for the artiste who most industry professionals feel gave the most distinctive festival performance in the past year.

As last year’s winner, Coldplay at Glastonbury is not eligible for inclusion.

Radiohead at Glastonbury
The 1975 at Parklife
Mumford & Sons at Latitude
Slaves at 2000 Trees
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at British Summer Time
Biffy Clyro at TRNSMT
Ariana Grande at One Love, Manchester
Arcade Fire at Isle of Wight Festival
Anderson Paak at Glastonbury
Public Service Broadcasting at Latitude
Royal Blood at Glastonbury
Ghost at Bloodstoc Open Air
Green Day at British Summer Time
Aerosmith at Download

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Unsung Hero

Dedicated to the people who are generally forgotten when awards are handed out. The winner could be a travel agent, accountant, insurance broker, stage or box office manager, publicist or someone providing medical care at festivals.

As last year’s winner, Sarah Sheppard of Glastonbury festival is not eligible for inclusion.

Hilary Walsh, United Talent Agency
Adam Webb, FanFair Alliance
Lucia Wade, ITB
Ed Grossman, Brackman Chopra
Christine McKinnon, The Tour Company
Gillian Park, MGR
Lizzy Leach, Festival Republic
Lauren Currie, SJM Concerts
Paul Hattin, Phoenix Bussing
Michelle Schillacelacci, The Louisiana
Neil Wilson, Scottish Fiction
Sandra Swift, AEG Presents
San Philips, Kilimanjaro Live

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