This year, the highlight of the live music industry’s calendar will quite literally be out of this world. Over 350 guests – the leading explorers and star makers in the business – will be whisked off-planet as we take an interstellar journey to The Gala-ctic Dinner & Arthur Awards.
The space voyage begins at the opulent 8Northumberland hotel, which boasts one of the grandest Victorian interiors in London and critically acclaimed cuisine and service, and is just yards from Trafalgar Square.
Travellers may experience a feeling of weightlessness after the champagne reception, which is followed by an exquisite five-star, four-course feast with a selection of fine wines to match. In addition to the finest cuisine in the cosmos, universally renowned entertainment and the annual Pop Quiz will see guests teleported to new heights of enjoyment.
The highlight of the night is the Arthur Awards, hosted by
CIA CAA special agent Emma Banks - who will reveal which stars of the live music industry will take UFOs (unidentified f…ing objects) back to their own galaxies in 2018.
The awards honour this year’s top names in the fields of promoting (Promoters’ Promoter), festivals (Liggers’ Favourite Festival), agency (Second Least Offensive Agent), venues (First Venue to Come into Your Head), new business talent (Tomorrow’s New Boss), professional services (Most Professional Professional), ticketing (The Golden Ticket), production services (Services Above and Beyond) and assistants (People's Assistant award). Finally, the pinnacle of proceedings is The Bottle Award, where we honour one special figure for their outstanding contribution to the live music industry.
The dress code for this event is ‘Men in Black’ smart. Any off-worlders arriving in T-shirts or exoskeletons will be put on the first shuttle back to Earth.
8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY
Hosts: CSB Shows & Concerts | Roskilde
Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
To find out first-hand who will catch an elusive Arthur 2018, wanted all over the world for crimes against serious award ceremonies, you need to attend this year's ceremony, which will take place at 8Northumberland hotel in London on Thursday 8 March 2018 as part of The ILMC Gala-tic Dinner.
The Arthur Awards has a voting pool of over 5,000 of the world’s leading concert business professionals. The nominations are decided by a committee of 100 industry professionals.
Eventim Apollo, London
Genting Arena, Birmingham
Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Royal Arena, Copenhagen
The O2, London
Stuart Galbraith, Kilimanjaro Live, UK
Oliver Hoppe, Wizard Promotions, Germany
Stefan Lehmkuhl, Melt! Booking, Germany
Toby Leighton-Pope, AEG Live, UK
Simon Moran, SJM Concerts, UK
Anna Sjölund, Live Nation Sweden
Download Paris, France
Isle of Wight, UK
Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany
Natasha Bent, Coda
Alex Bruford, ATC Live
Lucy Dickins, ITB
Mike Greek, CAA
Steve Strange, X-ray Touring
Russell Warby, WME Entertainment
Beat The Street
Eat Your Hearts Out
The Tour Company
Simon Esplen, Russells Solicitors
Fiona Flynn, Integro Insurance Brokers
Oleg Gaidar, Artist & Entertainer Visas Global
Chris Kemp, MOM Consultancy
Simon Long, Collins Long
Gillian Park, MGR Touring
Kara Granville, Festival Republic
Eileen Mulligan, Primary Talent
Eliza-Jane Oliver, AEG Live
Diana Pereira, ITB
Nicole Selke, Coda Agency
Julia Winkelmann, CTS Eventim
Summer Marshall, CAA
Anna-Sophie Mertens, Live Nation
Ben Mitha, Karsten Jahnke Konzertdirektion
Ryan Penty, Coda Agency
Connie Shao, AEG Live
Zoe Swindells, The O2
Will be awarded to an individual who has
contributed greatly to the live music industry