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.


 

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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.

Best Venue Teamwork – Arena

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

Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre/Concert

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

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.

Best Venue Teamwork – Campus

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

Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club (cap 800+)

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

Best Venue Teamwork – Club (cap under 800)

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

Agent of the Year

The booking agent who has had the greatest impact or artiste success since September 2013.

Artiste Manager of the Year

The artiste manager who has had the greatest impact or artiste success since September 2013.

National Promoter of the Year

The promoter who has staged the most impressive – whether it be for impact or ticket sales – national tour(s) since September 2013.

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.

Indie Promoter of the Year (Local impact)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Breakthrough Artiste

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

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.

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.

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.

Outstanding Contribution

The person whose efforts over multiple years have made a major contribution to the general development and/or success of the live music industry.