Shortlist Announced For Inaugural Live Awards


October 17, 2022

Live music industry umbrella organisation LIVE (Live music Industry Venues & Entertainment) has announced the finalists of its inaugural LIVE Awards, which takes place on 13 December at The Brewery in London.

LIVE said the event will celebrate the “highs of the year” and the endurance of the UK’s live music sector. Across the 14 categories, more than 80 finalists have been announced including AEG Europe, OVO Hydro, Sound City Liverpool, The Royal Albert Hall, DHP Family, The Association of Black Event Professionals, The Leadmill, and Ticketmaster.

Judged by a panel of industry professionals, the awards will be presented in front of an invited industry audience, with hundreds expected to attend.

LIVE CEO Jon Collins said, “We have been delighted with the depth and breadth of the nominations sent in for this, the first LIVE Awards. They reflect the fact that, despite all the challenges we face, our sector truly is world-class.

“We now hand the tricky decision of selecting our winners over to our panel of judges. While they deliberate, we can get on with putting together a memorable evening.

“With free drinks all night, a five-star dinner, after party, and proceeds supporting the ongoing work of LIVE, there are plenty of reasons to be there.”

The full list of finalists can be found below:

The LIVE Green Award

  • A Greener Festival
  • AEG Europe
  • Green Phoenix
  • Kendal Calling
  • Overheated
  • OVO Hydro
  • Reading & Leeds Festival x Music Declares Emergency

The LIVE Workforce Award

  • Aberdeen Performing Arts (RISE UP)
  • AEG Europe People & Culture Team
  • Association of Black Event Professionals
  • Bristol Beacon
  • Nozstock
  • Roundhouse
  • Sound City Liverpool

Venue of the Year

  • Alexandra Palace
  • Dreamland Margate
  • Resorts World Arena
  • Rock City Nottingham
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • The Leadmill
  • The London Palladium
  • The O2 Arena

Grassroots Champion

  • Are you Listening? Festival
  • Barn On The Farm Festival
  • Beardy Folk Festival
  • Exchange, Bristol
  • Fuel Rock Club, Cardiff
  • King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
  • Norwich Arts Centre
  • Windmill Brixton, London

Major Booking Agency 2022

  • ATC Live
  • CAA
  • Primary Talent International
  • UTA
  • WME
  • X-ray Touring

Booking Agency 2022

  • Earth Music Agency
  • Midnight Mango
  • Mother Artists
  • One Fiinix Live
  • Pure Represents
  • Solo Agency

National Promoter 2022

  • DHP Family
  • FKP Scorpio UK
  • Kilimanjaro Live
  • Live Nation
  • Music Plus Sport
  • TEG Europe

Regional Promoter 2022

  • Bird on the Wire
  • Brudenell Presents
  • DF Concerts
  • Glasswerk Concerts
  • JOY Concerts
  • Orchard Live
  • Shine

Ticketing Service 2022

  • AXS
  • Eventim
  • Ticketmaster
  • Ticketswap
  • Twickets

Major Festival of the Year

  • BST Hyde Park
  • Camp Bestival
  • Reading & Leeds Festivals
  • Tramlines
  • TRNSMT Festival
  • Victorious

Festival of the Year

  • ArcTanGent
  • Bluedot
  • End of The Road Festival
  • Shindig Festival
  • Standon Calling
  • The Great Escape
  • Truck Festival

Production Supplier 2022

  • 80six
  • Creative Technology
  • Full Fat Events
  • Label Worx Limited
  • Organise Chaos
  • Siyan Lighting
  • Sophisticated Entertainment

Brand Partnership 2022

  • Bacardi @ Live Nation
  • Gigseekr @ Liverpool Sound City
  • Luno @ Koko
  • National Lottery Revive Live & MVT
  • Southern Comfort @ The Collab Agency
  • Visit Arkansas @ Black Deer Festival

The LIVETime Achievement Award

The LIVETime Achievement Award is presented to an individual that has played a key role in driving forward and improving the UK’s live music business, decided by the LIVE executive board.

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