FRANKFURT, Germany (VIP-NEWS) – Rock, pop, beat-music, show and glamour set the tone at the Festhalle Frankfurt in Germany, which was home for the 9th award gala of the PRG Live Entertainment Award (PRG LEA).
The festive event with approx. 1300 guests from the national and international music, event and entertainment industry again marked the official opening of the Musikmesse Frankfurt and the technical fair, Prolight + Sound.
13 of the popular trophies were awarded to promoters, artist managers, concert agents as well as concert hall and venue operators. LEA No 14, the award for exceptional youth promotion/support has already been handed over to the Freundeskreis der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung e. V. at the press conference on 13th February 2014.
Laudators like Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), the singers Rea Garvey and Helmut Lotti, Germany`s "Pop Idol" winner Beatrice Egli and the acting siblings Ben and Meret Becker honoured the Festhalle Frankfurt with their presence. "It was a LEA of contrasts, a meeting of the flagships of the live entertainment industry with the young, quick speed and powerboats, all these smaller agencies and event companies who set sail in German show biz" said Jens Michow, producers of the show and president of the Bundesverbandes der Veranstaltungswirtschaft (bdv). "A get together of old and young with remarkable cooperation and synergies. But also with exciting solos." Markus Frank, Frankfurt`s Deputy Mayor and Head of Department of Economy, City of Frankfurt again was very pleased with the gala: "Events like the Live Entertainment Award set their spots on our city and prove that Frankfurt – apart from being Germany`s financial centre, a traffic hub and one of its most important economic spots – offers a lot of exciting, cultural and creative highlights.” The metropolis on the banks of river Main hosted the LEA gala for the fourth time.
Lieberberg as record awardee
No one can ignore the German concert promoter and winner of the LEA as "Promoter of the year" (formally "Tour promoter of the year"). For the sixth time this award was given to Marek
Lieberberg, who was accompanied by his son André Lieberberg. The winner of the category "Local promoter of the year" was – as always – not determined by the jury but industry
practitioners: Tour promoters elected Trinity Music from Berlin as outstanding local partner.
Arena tour of the year
Die Toten Hosen – "Der Krach der Republik – Tour 2013” – KKT GmbH – Kikis Kleiner Tourneeservice
Concert hall tour of the year
Status Quo / Uriah Heep – "Bula Quo Tour 2013 + Very Special Guest Uriah Heep” – KBK Konzert- und Ku¨nstleragentur GmbH
Club tour of the year presented by Ströe
Mrs. Greenbird – "Shooting Stars & Fairy Tales Tour 2013" – Meistersinger Konzerte & Promotion GmbH
Festival of the year presented by PRG
Jury focus: Festival series
Olé Party Sommer 2013 – Pro Event Entertainment GmbH
Concert of the year
Muse in Berlin | Waldbu¨hne | 14.07.2013 – ct creative talent gmbh
Show of the year
Sascha Grammel – Panta Management GmbH
Event organiser of the year
Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur GmbH & Co. KG
Youth promotion of the year
The Freundeskreis der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung e. V.
Club of the year
Jury focus: Club legends
Café Hahn | Koblenz – Café Hahn GmbH
Concert hall / Arena of the year
Jury focus: cult venues
Grugahalle, Essen – Messe Essen GmbH
P. S. E. Promotion for "Night of the Proms"
Lifetime Achievement Award
Prof. Hans-Werner Funke
Local organiser of the year
Trinity Music GmbH – Berlin
Artist manager / agent of the year
Jan Mewes – Ku¨nstlermanagement Jan Mewes