The Frankfurt-based concert promoter Marek Lieberberg was the big winner at this year's Live Entertainment Awards (LEAs) in Hamburg.
Marek Lieberberg received two of the 17 LEAs. He was named concert promoter of the year and also got the LEA for festival of the year for his twin open-air festivals Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park that attract over 80,000 people to each site. This year the festivals, held since 1985, will take place from June 5 to 7.
The award for the club of the year went to Uebel & Gefährlich in Hamburg. It is located in a former World War II bunker.
The 15,000-capacity SAP Arena in Mannheim was named the arena of the year. The LEA for artist management went to Andreas Läsker and Natasha Nopper. They are behind the success of the German speaking hip-hop-band Die Fantastischen Vier.
Radiohead's show at the Kindl-Bühne Wuhlheide in Berlin was named concert of the year.
Witiko Adler of the Berlin-based concert agency Hans Adler received the lifetime achievement award. For the last 50 years, Witiko has organized classical concerts, working with artists including Daniel Barenboim, Yehudi Menuhin, Anne-Sophie Mutter and violinist David Garrett.
A jury of 79 members considered 700 events last year. The Live Entertainment Awards (LEA) was founded by the two German concert-promoter associations, German Live Entertainment Industry Association (idkv) in Hamburg and the German Concert Organizers (VDKD) in Munich.