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Semmel Concerts took home concert hall tour of the year and the jury prize at Germany's premier live entertainment awards, with FKP and WizPro also among the winners
By IQ on 06 Apr 2017
The PRG Live Entertainment Awards (LEAs) returned to Frankfurt for 12th time on Monday, honouring the best and brightest in the German live industry.
Accolades were given in 15 categories, including promoter of the year, which went to FKP Scorpio; stadium tour of the year, which was awarded to Think Big for Udo Lindenberg’s Keine Panik! tour; arena tour of the year, presented to Wizard Promotions and Zucchero Fornaciari for the Black Cat world tour; and concert hall tour of the year and the jury prize, both of which went to Semmel Concerts, for Niedeckens BAP’s Jubiläumstour tour and PxP Festival, respectively.
“For 12 years we have been honouring the outstanding event achievements of the past year with the LEAs,” says Jens Michow, producer of the awards ceremony and president of German promoters’ association BDV.
“Twenty-sixteen was a particularly difficult year – with increased security risks , hurricane-like storms, torrential rains and violent thunderstorms that presented the industry with significant challenges – [so] I am all the more pleased by the level of professionalism with which these were overcome.”
A full list of winners is below:
Stadium tour of the year
Udo Lindenberg, Keine Panik! tour 2016 (Think Big Event- und Veranstaltungs)
Arena tour of the year
Zucchero Fornaciari, Black Cat tour 2016 (Wizard Promotions)
Concert hall tour of the year
Niedeckens BAP, Jubiläumstour tour 2016 (Semmel Concerts)
Club tour of the year
Max Giesinger, Der Junge, der rennt tour 2016 (Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion)
Festival of the year
OpenAir St Gallen
Concert of the year
David Gilmour, Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria (Barracuda Music)
Show of the year
Kaltenberger Ritterturnier (Ritterturnier Kaltenberg Veranstaltungs)
Promoter of the year
Artist development of the year
Manager/agent of the year
Esteban de Alcázar, Sector3 Management
Local promoter of the year
Handwerker Promotion, Unna
Club of the year
Concert hall/arena of the year
Commerzbank Arena, Frankfurt
PxP Festival, P x P Embassy/Semmel Concerts
Lifetime achievement award
A list of 2016 PRG LEA winners is here.
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