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The Top 3 Finalists

More than 5,500 people voted in the process, making over 21,000 individual contributions across the 22 categories and nominees.

Below are the Top 3 finalists in each category, with the winners being announced at the gala awards ceremony on 12 October.

The recipient of the 23rd category award, Outstanding Contribution, is selected by LIVE UK after consultation with industry veterans.


Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Twickenham Stadium, London
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Best Venue Teamwork – Arena
Genting Arena, Birmingham
The SSE Arena, Belfast
The O2, London
Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre/Concert
O2 Academy Brixton, London
Eventim Apollo, London
Troxy, London
Best Venue Teamwork – Arts Centre
Warwick Arts Centre
West End Centre, Aldershot
Norwich Arts Centre
Best Venue Teamwork – Campus
Jack Daniels logo Cardiff University Union
Engine Shed, Lincoln
Academy, Manchester
Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club (cap 800+)
Rock City, Nottingham
Koko, London
Tramshed, Cardiff
Best Venue Teamwork – Club (cap under 800)
Oslo, London
The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
Thekla, Bristol
Agent of the Year Sponsored by The Agents Association
aa-finalists Andy Cook, CAA
(James Bay, Leon Bridges)
Steve Zapp, ITB
(Biffy Clyro, Editors, Courteeners)
Anna Bewers, United Talent Agency (Nothing But Thieves)
Artiste Manager
of the Year
Sponsored by Dales Evans
dale-finalists Jonathan Dickins, September Management (Adele)
Dee Bahl & Paul Craig, 1554 Management / Nostramo (Biffy Clyro)
Simon Moran, Conrad Murray & Dave Salmon, SJM Management
(The Stones Roses, Blossoms, Courteeners)
National Promoter
of the Year
Sponsored by Wembley Stadium
wembley-finalists The MJR Group
DHP Family
SJM Concerts
Regional Promoter
of the Year
Sponsored by Butlin’s
butlins-finalists Alex Murray, One Inch Badge
(South Coast
Stephen Davis, SSD Concerts
(North East)
Pablo Janczur, Orchard Entertainment (Wales)
Indie Promoter
of the Year
(Local impact)
Sponsored by MJR Group
mjr-finalists Tom Dyer, Psychedelia (Southampton)
Kamran Haq, CMH Live (Manchester)
Luke Hinton, Juicebox Live
(St Albans)
Tour Manager
of the Year
Sponsored by Premier Aviation
premier-finalists Neil Mather (Noel Gallagher)
Glen Rowe (Muse)
Linda Betesh (Take That, ELO)
Best Record Label Partner
Jimmy Mikaoui & Pru Harris, Marathon Artists
Alison Donald, Columbia Records
Jamie Oborne, Dirty Hit Records
Spectacle of the Year
(Best Production)
Sponsored by SSE Arena Belfast
sse-finalists Coldplay, Glastonbury Festival
Beyonce, Wembley Stadium
Muse, Drones Tour,
Glastonbury Festival
Best Festival
(cap 40,000+)
Sponsored by Peppermint Events
peppermint-finalists Latitude , Suffolk
Isle of Wight Festival
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, London
Best Festival (cap 15,000-39,999)
Secret Garden Party, Cambridge
Kendal Calling, Cumbria
Splendour Festival, Nottingham
Best Festival (cap under 15,000)
Slam Dunk Festival, various
Festival No6, North Wales
Dot to Dot Festival, various
Breakthrough Artiste Sponsored by SSD Concerts
ssd-finalists Public Service Broadcasting
Nothing But Thieves
Greatest Brand Impact Sponsored by Troxy
troxy-finalists Red Bull
Best Festival Performance Sponsored by Dice FM
dice-finalists Adele, Glastonbury Festival
Coldplay, Glastonbury Festival
Stevie Wonder, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time
Unsung Hero
Rosie Clarke, SJM Concerts
Paurooshasp Perry,
United Talent Agency
Sarah Sheppard,
Glastonbury Festival