Live Entertainment Awards organisers have named the finalists in the best indoor tour, best festival, best club and best agent categories
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FKP Scorpio, Wizard Promotions and DEAG Concerts are among the nominees for Germany's Live Entertainment Awards (PRG LEA)
By Anna Grace on 15 Mar 2019
The 14th PRG Live Entertainment Awards (LEA) take place on 1 April in Frankfurt, recognising the best in the German live music industry across 15 categories.
The annual awards celebrate concert and show organisers, managers, agents and theatre operators in German-speaking countries.
Around 1,400 guests are expected to attend the awards ceremony in Frankfurt’s Festhalle. Performances on the night will come from pop and soul singer Stefanie Heinzmann, Neue Deutsche Welle (German new wave) singer Nena, actor Kiefer Sutherland and singer-songwriter Mike Singer.
“It is a huge honour for me to be able to perform and present a prize at such an important awards show,” says Singer. “The LEA is something very close to my heart because it honours some very fundamental areas of our everyday musical lives.”
In the stadium tour of the year category, Wizard Promotions are up for Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast tour, whereas Ed Sheeran’s ÷ concert tour has earned last year’s promoter of the year winner FKP Scorpio a nomination. Kikis Kleiner Tourneeservice (KKT) agency is the final nominee, for the Laune der Natour tour by Düsseldorf punk-rock group Die Toten Hosen.
Concert tours by German acts dominate the field of nominees in the arena tour of the year category. Four Artists Booking, Roland Temme, DEAG Concerts and Dirk Becker Entertainment in collaboration with Abenteuerland Music Management are included in the jury’s selection.
“The LEA is something very close to my heart because it honours some very fundamental areas of our everyday musical lives”
Semmel Concerts, winner of both concert hall tour and the jury prize in 2017, is also nominated for bringing the Kelly Family’s We Got Love Tour back to big venues.
Among the concert of the year nominees is FKP Scorpio for Burt Bacharach’s first-ever German concert. Opus, MCT and the European Astronaut Centre are nominated collectively for the Kraftwerk concert at Jazzopen in Stuttgart, which featured a broadcast from astronaut Alexander Gerst in outer space.
FKP Scorpio, DEAG Concerts and Wizard Promotions are also among the nominees for indoor tour of the year. Elsewhere, Airbeat One, Parookaville and Nature one are all up for festival of the year award, with a thematic focus on EDM.
No nominations are made for the organiser of the year, artist/newcomer of the year or artist manager/ agent of the year categories, or for the jury and lifetime achievement awards.
The main partners of the LEA are event technology supplier Production Resource Group (PRG), Prolight and Sound, Musikmesse Frankfurt, ticket distributor CTS Eventim and the city of Frankfurt am Main.