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ILMC's concert-industry Oscars, recognising the best and brightest in the international live music business, were presented during a lavish Gala Dinner on 9 March
By IQ on 13 Mar 2017
Taking place in the sumptuous Victorian ballroom of London’s 8Northumberland, the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Gala Dinner & Arthur Awards saw a number of the live music industry’s most distinguished and decadent don their best bibs and tuckers in order to get mirthful during a glamorous evening of top nosh and diversion.
Taking place last Thursday, on the second day of the 29th International Live Music Conference (ILMC), the dinner saw world-famous magician Nigel Mead provide some incredible entertainment for the 300 assembled guests, while ILMC’s very own conductress extraordinaire, CAA’s Emma Banks, took charge of passengers, checking their ticket stubs and issuing Arthur Awards to those deemed most deserving by the ILMC membership.
The main accolade of the evening, the Bottle Award, went to a very surprised and emotional Herman Schueremans, of Live Nation Belgium/Rock Werchter. The other winners are:
Venue (First Venue to Come into Your Head)
Royal Albert Hall
Production services (Services Above and Beyond)
Eat to the Beat
Professional services (Most Professional Professional)
Selina Emeny, Live Nation
Festival (Liggers’ Favourite Festival)
British Summer Time
Ticketing (The Golden Ticket)
Assistant (The People’s Assistant)
Sarah Donovan, Live Nation UK
New business talent (Tomorrow’s New Boss)
Oliver Ward, UTA
Agent (Second Least Offensive Agent)
John Giddings, Solo
Promoter (The Promoters’ Promoter)
Stephan Thanscheidt, FKP Scorpio
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