LIVE launches major awards to recognise world-leading UK business talent


LIVE has launched a prestigious new awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding individuals and companies across the UK’s world leading live music sector.

The LIVE Awards will celebrate the highs of the year and toast the endurance of the sector, which has recently weathered the dual battles of Brexit and Covid.

Categories, which range from best Independent Booking Agency to Grassroots Champion, will be open to all across the industry and will celebrate classical alongside grime, production heroes alongside promoters.

The awards will bring the business together in December, serving as an end of year celebration for all of those responsible for stages, venues and festivals across the UK.  The ceremony will take place annually, and span a range of achievements including sustainability credentials, marketing prowess and regional performance, to ensure that the very best of the industry is rightly celebrated.

Jon Collins, LIVE CEO said: 

“After a year like no other, the world class UK live music scene is getting together to celebrate the fantastic work delivered in 2022, while looking towards what’s to come in 2023.

“The awards offer a fantastic opportunity to recognise our world-leading talent and bring all corners of the industry together, while doing what we do best – throwing a fantastic party.”

Denis Desmond, Chairman Live Nation UK & Ireland said: 

“Live Nation is delighted to support these awards. Live is vital to artists and musicians and creates a vibrant economy in which thousands of jobs are supported. It’s the right time to celebrate the best in our sector.”

Lucy Noble, Artistic Director, Royal Albert Hall said: 

“The inaugural LIVE Awards will be a welcome and valued addition to the industry calendar, providing an opportunity to celebrate those who have worked incredibly hard during the last few most challenging years for our industry.  It will be fantastic to end the year with a celebration of our world class industry.”

The winners will be announced on Tuesday 13 December, at The Brewery in London.  Judged by a panel of industry professionals, the awards will be presented in front of an invited industry audience, with hundreds expected to attend.

Applications are open now and will run to September 29th with full details available at

The categories include: 

LIVE looks forward to welcoming the breadth of the industry to the event in December, to reflect on several tough years, acknowledge the complexity, challenges and opportunities of 2022 and look forward to a bumper year of concerts, gigs, festivals, and tours in 2023.