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Nominee Shortlists

A second phase of voting commences on 6 September to select the Top 3 finalists in each category.

The winners will be announced on the night.


Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium

Hampden Park, Glasgow

London Stadium, London

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Ricoh Stadium, Coventry

Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

Twickenham Stadium, London

Wembley Stadium, London


Best Venue Teamwork – Arena

Alexandra Palace, London

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Brighton Centre, Brighton

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Manchester Arena

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham

The SSE Arena, Wembley, London

The SSE Hydro, Glasgow


Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre/Concert Hall

Alban Arena, St Albans

City Hall, Sheffield

Colston Hall, Bristol

O2 Academy Brixton, London

O2 Apollo, Manchester

Roundhouse, London

Royal Albert Hall, London

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

The Sage, Gateshead


Best Venue Teamwork – Arts Centre

Band On The Wall, Manchester

Boiler Shop, Newcastle

Cambridge Junction, Cambridge

Colchester Arts Centre

Exeter Phoenix

Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton

Nottingham Contemporary

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

West End Centre, Aldershot


Best Venue Teamwork – Campus

Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff

Leeds University

Nick Rayns LCR, UEA, Norwich

Teesside University, Middlesbrough

The Arts School, Glasgow

The Engine Shed, Lincoln

The Foundry, Sheffield

The Old Firestation, Bournemouth

University of London Union (ULU)

University of Newcastle SU


Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club (cap 800+)

Islington Assembly Hall, London

Limelight, Belfast

O2 Academy, Liverpool

O2 Academy, Birmingham

Rock City, Nottingham

Scala, London

SWX, Bristol

The Leadmill, Sheffield

Tramshed, Cardiff

Village Underground, London


Best Venue Teamwork – Club (cap under 800)

100 Club, London

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Concorde2, Brighton

King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

Robin 2, Bilston

The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne

The Joiners, Southampton

Thekla, Bristol

The Waterfront, Norwich


Agent of the Year

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)

James Alderman, Free Trade Agency (Future Islands, War On Drugs, The National)

James Whitting, Coda Agency (Ellie Goulding, Carl Barât, Imagine Dragons)

Lucy Dickins, ITB (Adele, Mumford & Sons)

Matt Bates, Primary Talent International (The 1975, The Libertines, Alt J, Two Door Cinema Club)

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)


Artiste Manager of the Year

David Farrow, DMF Music (Seth Lakeman, Pauline Black, Dreadzone)

David Manders & Steve Dix, Liquid Management (Public Service Broadcasting)

Ian Grenfell, Quietus Management (Simply Red, Suede)

Ian McAndrew, Wildlife Entertainment (The Last Shadow Puppets, Mikes Kane)

Jamie Oborne, All On Red Management (The 1975)

John Dawkins, Various Artists Management (Charli XCX, Shed Seven, Tom Grennan, Milburn)

Jonathan Dickins, September Management (Adele)

Julian Deane, Raygun Music Management (The XCERTS, Tiger Cub

Paul Craig & Dee Bahl, Nostromo Management (Biffy Clyro)

Stuart Camp, Rocket Music (Ed Sheeran)


National Promoter of the Year

AEG Presents

Crosstown Concerts

DHP Family

Kennedy Street Enterprises

Kilimanjaro Live

Live Nation Entertainment

Marshall Arts

Metropolis Music


The MJR Group


Regional Promoter of the Year

Birmingham Promoters

CMH Live, West Yorkshire

DF Concerts, Scotland

Lout Promotions, South Coast

One Inch Badge, South Coast

Regular Music, Scotland

SW1 Productions, Cornwall

SWN, Wales

Synergy Concerts, Scotland

Trof, North West


Indie Promoter of the Year

Chris Horkan, Hey! Manchester

Chris Shepherd, Jasta 11 Promotions (Surrey & Hampshire)

Ian Binnington, PVC (Portsmouth)

Joe Coates, Please Please You (York/Leeds)

Jon Dunn, Parallel Lines (London)

Simon Bailey, Future Pefect (Oxford)

Simon Baker, Green Mind Gigs (Cambridge)

Ste Vondy and Craig McVeigh, I Love Live Events (Liverpool)

Tom Dyer, Psychedelia (Southampton)

Tor Byrnes, We Broke Free (Bournemouth)

Wesley Jones, Now Wave (Manchester)

Will Robinson, I’m Not From London (Nottingham)


Tour Manager of the Year

Adam Maughan, Think Yellow (Anathema, The Beat, Selecter)

Emma Edgar (Placebo)

Linda Betesh (Take That, ELO)

Mark Friend (Ed Sheeran)

Peter Abbott (Lana Del Ray)

Ross Lewis, Immediate Audio (James Bay)

Simon Slater (Roger Waters)

Tim Hook (Craig David, Mark Knopfler, Kygo)

Tommy Winstone (The Libertines, Faithless, Basement Jaxx)


Best Record Label Partner

Claire Coster, Atlantic Records

Danny Corr & Ian Dickinson, Roadrunner

Ed Blow, Dirty Hit

Faye Donaldson, Sony Music

Geoff Muncey, PIAS

Julie Weir & Joel Death, Music For Nations

Ollie & Matt Jacob, Memphis Industries

Toby, Tim & Mike, Transgressive


Spectacle of the Year (Best Production)

Adele at Wembley Stadium

Biffy Clyro at Download

Black Sabbath at The O2

Depeche Mode at London Stadium

Ed Sheeran at The O2

ELO at The SSE Hydro

Mumford & Sons at Latitude

Robbie Williams at Troxy (BRITs Icon Concert)

Take That at Genting Arena

The 1975 at Latitude


Best Festival (cap 40,000+)


Boomtown Fair

British Summer Time



Leeds Festival


Reading Festival


V Festival


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

Beautiful Days

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

Common People (Oxford)

Field Day

Green Man Festival


Love Supreme

Secret Garden Party



Best Festival (cap under 15,000)

2000 Trees


Barn on the Farm

Blissfields Blue Dot

Bloodstock Open Air

Cambridge Folk Festival

Deer Shed Festival

End of The Road

Truck Festival



Best Festival – Multi-Venue

2Q Festival, Derby

Camden Rocks, London

Dot to Dot, Bristol

Live at Leeds

Mirrors, London

Sea Change, Totnes

Slam Dunk Festival, Birmingham

Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds

Sounds From The Other City, Salford

Tramlines, Sheffield


Breakthrough Artiste


Declan McKenna

Dua Lipa

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

Get Inuit


Public Service Broadcasting

Rag’n’Bone Man

Sundara Karma

The Amazons


Greatest Brand Impact





Jack Daniel’s



Kraken Rum




Best Festival Performance

Ariana Grande at One Love, Manchester

Biffy Clyro at TRNSMT

Green Day at British Summer Time

Muse at Reading

Pink at V Festival

Public Service Broadcasting at Latitude

Radiohead at Glastonbury

Royal Blood at Glastonbury

The 1975 at Parklife

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at British Summer Time


Unsung Hero

Adam Webb, FanFair Alliance

Christine McKinnon, The Tour Company

Hilary Walsh, United Talent Agency

Gillian Park, MGR

Lauren Currie, SJM Concerts

Lizzy Leach, Festival Republic

Lucia Wade, ITB

Michelle Schillacelacci, The Louisiana

Paul Hattin, Phoenix Bussing

San Philips, Kilimanjaro Live

Sandra Swift, AEG Presents