The Arthur Awards celebrated the industry's finest last night, with wins for FKP Scorpio's Folkert Koopmans and Britannia Row's Bryan Grant among others
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The world famous magician is confirmed to appear at this year's anniversary ILMC Gala Dinner
By Anna Grace on 22 Jan 2019
Illusionist Paul Zenon has been added to this year’s line up at the ILMC Gala Hou-dinner & 25th Arthur Awards. The live music industry’s Oscar equivalents take place on Thursday 7 March, at a new venue to mark the award’s quarter century – the Sheraton Grand Park Lane.
The world-famous illusionist and Inner Magic Circle gold-star member has performed across the globe, appeared on hundreds of TV shows, and penned three best-selling books. “Paul will be wowing guests on the night, revealing why he continues win both awards and acclaim,” say organisers.
Over 350 leading figures from the international business are set to attend the Gala Dinner, and Zenon’s performance comes in addition to the annual Pop Quiz, and a series of special anniversary surprises on the night.
“Paul will be wowing guests on the night, revealing why he continues win both awards and acclaim.”
The highlight of the evening, The Arthur Awards, sees winners announced in categories including agent, promoter, venue, festival, ticketing, assistant, new boss, professional and services.
To mark the anniversary of the awards, two new categories have been added: the new event award (New Gig on the Block) and the return of the family entertainment gong (Best in Show). London’s All Points East and Lollapalooza, Paris are among the new events vying for glory, while the live rendition of Blue Planet II and Disney on ice feature in the show category.
Last year’s Arthur winners included Live Nation’s Anna Sjölund (top promoter) and Anna-Sophie Mertens (new boss), Coda Agency’s Natasha Bent (agent), AEG Presents’ Eliza-Jane Oliver (assistant), The O2 (venue) and Glastonbury (festival). Meanwhile, ILMC founder Martin Hopewell received the prestigious Bottle Award.
A full list of this year’s nominees can be found here, with voting open until Friday 16 February.
With professionals from across the business welcome to attend, full information about the evening, including how to purchase tickets is here.
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