Dec 13, 2023 1 min read

LIVE Awards celebrates the live music industry

The LIVE Awards took place last night, celebrating companies and individuals from across the UK live music industry at a ceremony in London

LIVE Awards celebrates the live music industry
Photo credit: Lee Thomas

The great and the good of the UK live music industry all got together in London last night for an evening of back slapping and cheering at the LIVE Awards. I don’t know who was running the live industry while they all did that.

Venues, ticketing companies, festivals, promoters and even people won prizes. The headliner was Live Nation’s Phil Bowdery, who took away the LIVEtime Achievement Award, recognising his more than 50 years in the music industry. Tributes to him were sent in by Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball and more.

"The LIVE Awards has become an important moment in the industry calendar as the only chance everyone gets to take a step back and celebrate what's been achieved each year”, says Jon Collins, CEO of trade body and awards organiser LIVE.

“We know that this has been a tough time for many given the cost and complexity of touring, pressure on festival margins and grassroots venues taken to the brink”, he adds. “LIVE will continue to fight for positive change while taking this moment to celebrate the incredible achievements of so many in our sector”.

Here are the winners in full:

  • The LIVE Green Award: The O2
  • The LIVE Workforce Award: PRS Foundation x Keychange
  • Grassroots Champion: The Boileroom, Guildford
  • Ticketing Service 2023: Ticketmaster
  • Production Supplier 2023: Neg Earth Lights
  • Brand Partnership 2023: Sky VIP lounges
  • Venue Of The Year: Koko, London
  • Festival Of The Year: Deer Shed Festival
  • Major Festival Of The Year: TRNSMT Festival
  • Regional Promoter Of The Year: JOY. Concerts
  • National Promoter Of The Year: Live Nation
  • Booking Agency Of The Year (<21 Team Members): Pure Represents
  • Booking Agency Of The Year (>21 Team Members): Wasserman Music
  • Road Warrior Of The Year: Trevor Williams
  • The LIVEtime Achievement Award: Phil Bowdery
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