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.


Submissions for award nominations are now being accepted and, if you are a LIVE UK reader or wider music industry professional, we would welcome your contribution.

The submissions process is open from Friday 13 July to midnight on Sunday 29 July 2018, so register, log in and submit worthy candidates.

Those with more than 10 submissions will be eligible for selection for the nominations shortlist. Voting will begin in August, resulting in nominee lists of 10-15 per category.

A second submissions phase, allowing late events such as the Reading and Leeds festivals and Bestival to be considered for categories such as Best Festival, Spectacle of the Year, Best Festival Performance and Greatest Brand Impact.

This will take place in mid-September, followed by Voting Phase 2, which will include the late submissions. Voting in either or both phases counts as one contribution.

The Top 3 finalists will be announced on the website and in the October issue of LIVE UK (out late-September), with the winners announced at the gala awards ceremony on Thursday 11 October.

Please respect the openness and integrity of this process and do not encourage mass submissions from non-music industry Facebook friends, Twitter followers or similar social groups. We can identify non-eligible votes, and nominees with significant numbers of these will be disqualified.

Winners in one year are not eligible to be nominated for the same category the following year, but will receive billing as the previous year's winner throughout the process.

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