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Winners 2015

Outstanding Contribution

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Rock legends of the past 50-years, Status Quo have toured the globe, bringing their songbook of classics to an ever-growing army of fans.

Quo have played more than 6,000 live shows to over 25 million people and spent a collective 23 years on the road.

Outside of rock ‘n’ roll, the band are tireless ambassadors of Nordoff Robbins, the music therapy charity dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable and isolated people.

“We are very proud to say that the band have been supporting Nordoff Robbins for over 20 years now,” says Jo Carter, director of fundraising and communications.

“They were our recipients of the Silver Clef Award in 1981 and then in 1990 they performed at Knebworth to raise money to fund our centre in North London, which remains a vital part of our service, out of which so many life-transforming music therapy sessions are carried out.

“The band have been a fantastic support to us, and their on-going commitment has helped us raise both money and awareness. They are truly deserving of this award and we congratulate them wholeheartedly.”

Founder members Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt are joined in the current Quo line-up by keyboard player Andrew Bown, bassist John ‘Rhino’ Edwards and drummer Leon Cave.

Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium

Left to right: Jim Frayling, Louise Doherty, Danielle Russell, Jessie Buchanan, Henry Munro

Jim Frayling, Louise Doherty, Danielle Russell, Jessie Buchanan, Henry Munro

Runners up

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Best Venue Teamwork – Arena

Phil Mead, Ian Congdon, Alex Ginever, Guy Dunstan and Hannah Tufts

Phil Mead, Ian Congdon, Alex Ginever, Guy Dunstan and
Hannah Tufts

Runners up

The O2, London

Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre/Concert

Freddie Huntington, David Green, Mehdi Aoustin-Sellami, Aislinn Frayne

Freddie Huntington, David Green, Mehdi Aoustin-Sellami, Aislinn Frayne

Runners up

City Hall, Sheffield

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Best Venue Teamwork – Arts Centre

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Runners up

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

The Trinity Centre, Bristol

Best Venue Teamwork – Campus

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Runners up

The Engine Shed, Lincoln

Leeds University

Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club (Cap. 800+)

Elyse Peacock, Chelsea Bakewell, Ian Lawlor, Rebecca Walker, Ben Hartley, Matt Baxter

Elyse Peacock, Chelsea Bakewell, Ian Lawlor, Rebecca Walker, Ben Hartley, Matt Baxter

Runners up

The Ritz, Manchester

Plug, Sheffield

Best Venue Teamwork – Club (Cap. under 800)

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Runners up

Oslo, London

The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Artiste Manager of the Year

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Murray Curnow & Ian McAndrew

Runners up

Neil Simpson and Arwen Hunt, ATC Management (Catfish and

the Bottlemen)

Paul Crockford, Paul Crockford Management (Mark Knopfler)

Agent of the Year

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Runners up

Matt Bates, Primary Talent International (The 1975, Alt-J. Wolf Alice, The Libertines)

Summer Marshall, CAA (Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, Nick Mulvey)

Best Festival (Cap. 40,000+)

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Runners up

British Summer Time, London

BoomTown Fair, Hampshire

Best Festival (Cap. 15,000-39,000)

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Joseph Hatch, Daisy Jayes, Fiona Stewart, Harriet Johnson

Runners up

No Tomorrow Festival, Nottingham

Splendour, Nottingham

Best Festival (Cap. under 15,000)

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Richard Davey & Peter Chegwyn

Runners up

End of The Road, Dorset

Slam Dunk Festival, Leeds

National Promoter of the Year

Mark Walker, Alan Day, Lucy Levitt, San Phillips, Stuart Galbraith, Steve Tilley, Zac Fox

Mark Walker, Alan Day, Lucy Levitt, San Phillips, Stuart Galbraith, Steve Tilley, Zac Fox

Runners up

Live Nation Entertainment

DHP Family

Regional Promoter of the Year

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Runners up

Futuresound Events (Yorkshire)

Lout Promotions (South East)

Indie Promoter of the Year

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Runners up

James McKeown, One Inch Badge (Brighton)

Ben Ray, Slam Dunk (Leeds)

Greatest Brand Impact

Rosie Johnstone (Splendid Communications) & Michael Boaler

Rosie Johnstone (Splendid Communications) & Michael Boaler

Runners up

O2

Barclaycard

Best Festival Performance

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Runners up

Taylor Swift, British Summer Time

Florence + The Machine, Glastonbur

Breakthrough Artiste

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Runners up

Courtney Barnett

Jungle

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Runners up

Take That tour

Taylor Swift at British Summer Time

Tour Manager of the Year

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Runners up

Linda Betesh (Take That)

Emma Edgar, Crossover Live (Gerard Way)

Best Record Label Partner

Claire Coster & Nick Long

Claire Coster & Nick Long

Runners up

Charlie Caplowe, Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Skinny Lister)

Jamie Emsell, Communion Island (Catfish and the Bottlemen)

Unsung Hero

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Runners up

Mo Green of ITB

Lauren Hudson of Eat to the Beat