The international live music business’s best-loved awards – The Arthurs – are handed out during ILMC’s Gala Dinner, which will take place Thursday, 2 March 2023. And reflecting this year’s focus on the Latin live music market, this edition takes place as The ILMC Gala Fiesta & Arturo Awards.
With thousands of votes compiled from professionals around the world, The Arthur Awards ceremony sees the shining stars of the industry recognised and a handful of lucky winners taking home one of the cherished statuettes.
And as if seeing the top promoter, agent, venue, festival, ticketer and more receive recognition wasn’t enough, the event will once again be compered by hostess extraordinaire Emma Banks.
All 400 guests will be transported from the confines of ILMC’s Alpine spa resort into a Caribbean paradise for a very special night. Amid the birthplace of reggaeton, and with a host of surprises planned, the evening begins with a champagne reception followed by a five-star, four-course feast prepared by award-winning chefs and a selection of fine wines.
The venue for the evening is the lavish Westbourne Suite at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. And with the Gala Fiesta being conveniently located in the ILMC hotel this year, it’s just a few steps away from the after-show party, the delegate bar, and the karaoke.
Dress code: smart.
Thursday, 2 March 2023 | 19:00-00:00
The ILMC Gala Fiesta & Arturo Awards is hosted by:
For more than two and a half decades, the live music industry’s Oscar equivalents have been handed out during ILMC.
The shortlist of nominees in each category are decided by a committee of 150 industry professionals. Winners are then decided by a combination of an open vote of all ILMC members and IQ Magazine readers, and a closed panel of judges made up of senior industry figures.
Voting for The Arturo (Arthur) Awards is now closed. Thanks to all those who took the time to cast their votes.
THE VENUE AWARD
(FIRST VENUE TO COME INTO YOUR HEAD)
Barclays Arena, Hamburg – WINNER!
OVO Hydro, Glasgow
Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
THE PROMOTER AWARD
(THE PROMOTERS’ PROMOTER)
Adolfo Galli, D’Alessandro & Galli (IT)
Bernie Schick, FKP Scorpio (DE)
Kelly Chappel, Live Nation (UK/US) – WINNER!
Sam Perl, Gracia Live (BE)
Steve Homer, AEG Presents (UK)
Steve Tilley, Kilimanjaro Live (UK)
Susan Heymann, Frontier Touring (AU)
THE FESTIVAL AWARD
(LIGGERS’ FAVOURITE FESTIVAL)
A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise (NL)
British Summer Time Hyde Park (UK)
Hurricane Festival (DE)
Montreux Jazz Festival (CH) – WINNER!
Primavera Sound (ES)
Reading & Leeds festivals (UK)
Roskilde Festival (DK)
THE AGENT AWARD
(SECOND LEAST OFFENSIVE AGENT)
Alex Bruford, ATC Live – WINNER!
Clementine Bunel, Wasserman Music
David Bradley, WME
Jon Ollier, One Fiinix Live
Josh Javor, X-ray Touring
Obi Asika, UTA
Summer Marshall, CAA
THE PRODUCTION SERVICES AWARD
(SERVICES ABOVE & BEYOND)
Beat the Street – WINNER!
Eat to the Beat
THE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AWARD
(MOST PROFESSIONAL PROFESSIONAL)
Gillian Park, MGR Accounting
Günther Färber, Färber & Partner
Katie Moore, Live Nation – WINNER!
Lois Gwilliam, Dales Evans & Co
Martin Goebbels, Miller Insurance
Philip Brennan, TMI Business Management
Tina Richard, T&S Immigration Services
THE ASSISTANT AWARD
(THE PEOPLE’S ASSISTANT)
Aimée Kearsley, CAA
Daniella Aaldering, DTD Group
Jess Vincent, AEG Presents
Kai Henderson, AEG Presents – WINNER!
Lucy Hateley, OVG
Maren Barkowsky, DEAG
Simon Tagestam, ATC Live
THE TICKETING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
(THE GOLDEN TICKETER)
Arndt Scheffler, white label eCommerce (DE)
Doug Smith, Ticketmaster (UK)
Josephine Brindley, Live Nation EMEA
Marcia Titley, Eventim Norway & Sweden – WINNER!
Moritz Schwenkow, DEAG (DE)
Paul Newman, AXS (UK)
Stefano Lionetti, TicketOne (IT)
THE INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD
(THE UNSUNG HERO)
Adam Webb, Fanfair Alliance (UK)
Albert Salmerón, APM (ES)
Anita Debaere, Pearle* (BE)
Beverley Whitrick, Music Venue Trust (UK)
Carole Smith, Concert Promoters Association (UK)
Holger Jan Schmidt, YOUROPE – WINNER!
Noelle Scaggs, Diversify the Stage (US)
YOUNG EXECUTIVE AWARD
(TOMORROW’S NEW BOSS)
Benji Fritzenschaft, DreamHaus (DE)
Clara Cullen, Music Venue Trust (UK)
Dan Rais, CAA (CO)– WINNER!
Daytona Häusermann, Gadget abc (CH)
James Craigie, Goldenvoice (UK)
Kathryn Dryburgh, ATC Live (UK)
Seny Kassaye, Fort Agency (CA)
Sönke Schal, Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion (DE)
Steff James, Live Nation (UK)
Zoe Williamson, UTA (US)
THE BOTTLE AWARD
Awarded to an individual who has contributed greatly
to the live music industry:
Karsten Jahnke, Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion