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.
Festival provides news and information across a broad spectrum of festival business activity, including the launch of new events and the evolution of established ones, anti-crime initiatives, developments in infrastructure, security and ticketing; marketing techniques, waste management and recycling. Published in print and digital issues during the key festival planning season of December to March.



Eagle Hospitality

Eagle Hospitality Event Bars has over 20 years experience in the industry servicing some of the largest events and venues, serving thousands of people at any given time. We can supply bars of any size or type to your event whether it is Mass Serve, Real Ales, Cocktails, Experiential, whatever your event requires we can provide it.

We are friendly, approachable and with a keen eye for attention to detail, so yes we can serve lots of drinks – alcoholic and non – and we do it whether it be in sunshine or while being blessed with the typical British Summer.

Vanguardia Ltd
Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium

Vanguardia is the leading acoustic consultancy specialising in the field of entertainment sound management and control. We have worked on some of the largest events in the UK and have provided advice at over 1000 music events. Our services for the entertainment sector include:- expert witness advice at licence hearings and appeals, preparation of noise audit and noise management plans, sound system design, acoustic modelling and sound management and control at concerts and festivals. In addition to our events related work we also design the acoustics and sound systems for major sporting developments such as Wembley National Stadium, The London Olympics Stadium and the O2 London.

Best Venue Teamwork – Arena

Aon has a specialist team dedicated to arranging insurance for the entertainment and recreation sectors. We look to develop a deep understanding of the exposures faced by performers, promoters and organisations, and how those risks can ultimately be managed resulting in the most efficient outcome.

Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club

Highland rock band ESTRELLA delivers pure 70s/80s infused rock with a fresh contemporary feel. Produced by ex-band member of Ozzy Osbourne their Debut Album #ComeOutToPlay has received excellent reviews in Classic Rock, Powerplay, etc. Set to tour Europe in Oct/Nov supporting Robin Beck famed for singing THE Coca Cola commercial No 1 hit “First Time”. Festivals in 2013 include Hard Rock Hell AOR (in association with Classic Rock Magazine) and Les-Fest. Now earning a reputation as one of the best live up-and-coming British rock bands today, this band have a strong social medial presence, along with an ever increasing fanbase of loyal #EstrellaWarriors!

Doc RedEye Events
Best Venue Teamwork – Campus

Doc Redeye Events are the culmination of a partnership between entrepreneur businessman Lionel Snowden and composer/producer Stephen D Reid. The two had already independently delivered concerts and tours across the UK, Ireland and Europe before amalgamating their ideas into one company. “Our main aim is to promote concerts and festivals within the heart of towns and cities in the UK” company director Stephen comments, “We have already started this with a series of gigs planned town centres in 2013”.

Doc Redeye Events already run the Burnley International Rock and Blues festival alongside the council and the International award winning company AMS-NEVE. “We are not afraid to step out of the box in today’s difficult climate, to us the future is an exciting challenge”.

The Agents Association (UK)
Agent of the Year

The Agents’ Association (Great Britain) was established in 1927 to represent the interests of entertainment agents. It is frequently consulted by Government Departments on an official basis and is able to play an active role regarding current and proposed legislation and to influence matters that have a bearing on the Entertainment Industry. Member agents cover virtually every field of Contemporary Light Entertainment handling performing artists throughout the contemporary music, television, film, radio, recording, theatre, and corporate events industry.

The Association’s panel of music agents, with their legal team, has drawn up documents specifically for use by Members of the Association working within the Contemporary Music Industry.

Best Festival (cap 40,000+)

G4S is Europe’s leading independent event security company. With over 25 years’ experience of providing crowd management and security services to the events market, our breadth and depth of experience across live music, sport, conferences, exhibitions and community events is unmatched in the industry. We make this legacy count by providing high quality and well managed security and stewarding services.

G4S provides services to many of the UK’s leading venues and events. As well as benefiting from our specialist event services, many customers use additional services from across the G4S portfolio, ensuring a bespoke and cost effective service that our competitors find difficult to match.

Peppermint Bars and Events Ltd
Best Festival (cap 15,000-40,000)

Peppermint Bars and Events are industry specialists at operating high quality bars and catering at events – everything from festivals to sporting events, concerts to one-day shows. With over a decade of experience Peppermint have become experts in their field.

Other services include: volunteer staff, mobile cash machines, cocktail bars, brand activation & event management services. Peppermint also own their own events including Cowes week and seasonal pop up events in city centres.

The Ticket Factory
National Promoter of the Year

As one of the UK’s leading primary ticket agents we are perfectly placed to help promote your event and sell your tickets!

Our secure website is supported by our 24 hour, UK based, telephone sales team. Our nationwide database gives us the perfect opportunity to talk to lovers of live events across the UK, plus our growing social network channels provide the perfect platform to engage with fans of live entertainment throughout the year. Added to this, we are a member of The Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) which means customers can buy their tickets in confidence!

For more info about our first class service and how we can work together to sell your festival tickets, call 0121 767 3561 or email

Concorde 2
Regional Promoter of the Year

Widely known as Brighton’s premier live music venue and nightclub, Concorde2 is often quoted as one of the greatest venues across the country, having played host to some of the greatest artists the world has ever seen. Concorde2 is nationally recognised as one of the UK’s most forward thinking night clubs, and has been proudly an independent, family run business for over two decades. Steeped in history and located in former Victorian tearooms, C2 is programmed over 3 rooms with a comfortable capacity of 600.

The Leadmill
Greatest Brand Impact

The Leadmill is Sheffield’s longest running independent live music venue. A former flour mill, The Leadmill opened as a music venue in 1980 and has seen the rise of many live acts and infamous club nights. The Leadmill has 2 live rooms, 900 capacity and the 250 capacity Steel Stage.

The Leadmill has been voted Best Live Music Venue by NME readers and in 2011 Best Live Music Venue (Teamwork) at the Live UK Awards and receiving a nomination for Best Live Music Venue at Music Week Awards this year.

We have hosted gigs by Pulp, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Hot Chip, Professor Green, Skrillex, The Strokes, The Levellers, Dry The River, Pigeon Detectives and Echo and The Bunnymen amongst many others.

Sensible Music
Breakthrough Artiste

Sensible Music Group has been supplying entertainment industry support and facilities for over 35 years. We have a reputation as a world-class, multi-purpose recording studio and rehearsal/production facility, capable of accommodating audio, composition and recording and live recording requirements and sourcing any instrument, equipment and tour peripherals you may require.


Unsung Hero

Troxy is London’s largest mid-range venue. A grade II listed art deco building, rich in periodic character with a capacity for 3050. Second room capacity of 150. Troxy has hosted some of the most iconic music artists/groups which have included Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Peter Doherty / Morrissey / Jarvis Cocker / Doves / Pixies / Bombay Bicycle Club / PJ Harvey / Beady Eye / New Order / Garbage. Comfortably the best seat value in London.

XL Video
Spectacle of the Year (Best Production)

XL Video, founded in 1996, is a multi award-winning supplier of video equipment and services for concert touring, corporate events, theatre and arts, tv shows, movies, and special events both indoor and outdoor. Since its inception, XL Video has continually provided the latest video technology including video screens, camera systems, media servers, and projection mapping.

The company’s notable projects this year include work on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto stadium tour, Goodwood Festival of Speed, sponsorship of The Pleasance, Edinburgh, and a range of UK and international festivals.

MM Band Services
Tour Manager of the Year

For over 10 years MM Band Services have provided 5 star sleeper buses (single and double deck) all over the globe. Buses can be provided in any configuration with a berth range from 7 to 16, for any budget. The fleet has everything you artist could need; surround-sound TV, games consoles, fully equipped kitchen and luxury linens in their separate master suite. Our team will be there to help you from working out which bus you need to the very end of the tour; helping with road and tunnel tolls, ferry crossings, drive time plans and European driving regulations. Our buses are 5-star and so are our team and service!

Echo Arena Liverpool
Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre/Concert Hall

Echo Arena Liverpool is one of the newest and most prestigious venues in the UK. With 11,000 standing and 10,000 seated, the venue also boasts EchoTwo, a reduced format for 4,000 capacity events.

Situated on a World Heritage Waterfront, in a pilgrimage city for music and entertainment lovers across the world, Echo Arena Liverpool services the global concert and event industry presenting events as diverse as Dolly Parton, Sir Paul McCartney, Beyonce, The Killers, the MOBO Awards, Strictly Come Dancing and Disney On Ice…

The venue’s innovative design, flexibility and sustainability credentials combine to make a truly unique event destination.

The Tribute Show

Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club

The Tribute Show are an award winning live multi-tribute act like no other band around. Their unique and hugely popular tribute acts combines all that is best from the rock and pop hall of fame over the past six decades including hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s to the present day. With first class musical ability and stunning presentation paying tribute to the likes of ABBA, Queen, Robbie Williams, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Blondie, Madness, Prince, Cher, Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, Bill Haley, Dusty Springfield and Elvis to name but a few.

Specialising in corporate and private social functions, The Tribute Show’s tribute band / tribute act has an unprecedented reputation for professionalism both on and off stage. They are not just your average tribute band / tribute act, but an amazing live experience that entertains like no other. Continual repeat bookings from satisfied clients are the bands biggest testimony.

A limited number of sponsorship and marketing opportunities are available for this Awards event, including sponsorship of individual awards.

If you wish to enquire about headline and supporting sponsorship packages, individual award sponsorship, the event’s opening reception or other marketing opportunities relating to such areas as the bars, dining tables and Press Wall, then please contact Gareth Ospina at Live UK Events on T 020 7224 2442 or