LIVE awards celebrate industry achievements in 2023


The UK live music industry came together last night for the second annual LIVE Awards to celebrate talent and achievements across the sector in 2023.  

The event hosted by comedian Thanyia Moore the Awards brings together the live music industry to celebrate the venues, promoters, festivals, and others in 2023.

The 15 awards highlighted the successes companies and individuals across the entirety of the UK live music scene. Last night’s award winners included The O2 for the LIVE Green Award, sponsored by Ecotricity. Live Nation took home the National Promoter of the Year Award, sponsored by One Fiinix Live, while the Grassroots Champion Award went to The Boileroom, Guildford.

The evening ended with the awarding of the LIVEtime Achievement Award to the legendary promoter Phil Bowdery. Tributes on the night came from superstars including Tom Jones, Stevie Wonder, Dame Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball and more.

Premium Partners for the LIVE Awards 2023 were Live Nation, OVO Hydro, Ticketmaster, and PPL. The Production Partners were LS Events, Lighthouse Events, and Universal Pixels.

“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. 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.  LIVE will continue to fight for positive change while taking this moment to celebrate the incredible achievements of so many in our sector. We’re delighted to have been joined by 600 colleagues at this year’s LIVE Awards, and look forward to working with and seeing everyone again in 2024,” Collins stated.

Proceeds from the night help to fund LIVE’s ongoing work.