LONDON (VIP NEWS) – Kilimanjaro Live, led by former Live Nation CEO Stuart Galbraith, was named National Promoter of the Year at Live UK Music Business Awards taking place Thursday night at London’s Radisson Blu Portman Hotel.
The company has enjoyed numerous successes in 2015 including co-promoting Ed Sheeran’s trio of Wembley Stadium shows with DHP Family.
Wembley received the award for Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, won the Arena category and the Royal Albert Hall was awarded the Theatre Concert prize.
United Talent Agency’s Natasha Bent, who represents acts such as Foals and Chvrches, was named Agent of the Year and Wildlife Entertainment’s Murray Curnow and Ian McAndrew won Artist Manager of the Year for their work with Royal Blood.
Status Quo, meanwhile, took the Outstanding Contribution award, collected by the band’s bassist John “Rhino” Edwards.
The full list of winners was as follows:
Outstanding Contribution: Status Quo
Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Best Venue Teamwork – Arena: Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre Concert: Royal Albert Hall, London
Best Venue Teamwork – Arts Centre: The Junction, Cambridge
Best Venue Teamwork – Campus: UEA, Norwich
Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club: The Leadmill, Sheffield
Best Venue Teamwork – Club: The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Artist Manager of the Year: Murray Curnow & Ian McAndrew, Wildlife Entertainment
Agent of the Year: Natasha Bent, United Talent Agency
Best Festival (cap. 40,000+): Glastonbury
Best Festival (cap. 15,000-39,999): Green Man
Best Festival (cap. under 15,000): Wickham Festival
National Promoter of the Year: Kilimanjaro Live
Regional Promoter of the Year: DF Concerts (Scotland)
Indie Promoter of the Year: Tom Baker, Eat Your Own Ears (London)
Greatest Brand Impact: Jack Daniel’s
Best Festival Performance: Lionel Richie, Glastonbury
Breakthrough Artist: Catfish And The Bottlemen
Spectacle of the Year (Best Production): Ed Sheeran tour
Tour Manager of the Year: Ivan Kushlick, Captain Kush Productions (Kings Of Leon)
Best Record Label Partner: Claire Coster & Nick Long, Atlantic Records
Unsung Hero: Clare Utting, United Talent Agency