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The Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 Reveals Concert Touring and Events Shortlist

Damian Hale for Kasabian is one of the shortlisted designers in the Concert Touring and Events category of this year's Knight of Illumination Awards. Photo: The Fifth Estate Ltd.

The judging panel of the Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 Concert Touring and Events category has announced its shortlisted designers for the prestigious ceremony this autumn.

Hailed by the Guardian as "the lighting industry's very own major awards event," the awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of lighting and, as of last year, video designers working on shows in the UK.

The Concert Touring and Events judging panel, who were joined this year by new recruits Financial Times arts pages journalist David Cheal and editor of live event technology publication Total Production International Kelly Murray, deliberated over what they described as an "incredibly high standard" of entries this year before reaching a decision.

The Concert Touring and Events shortlist is as follows:

Arena -- Jamie Thompson for The Script, LeRoy Bennett for Lady Gaga, and Rob Sinclair for Kylie Minogue

Club -- Liam Tully for James Bay, Steven Bewley for Enter Shikari, and Tom Campbell for Anna Calvi

Event -- Matt Button for adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Supercolor launch, Mike Gunning for Alice's Adventures Underground, and Terry Cook for Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Stage -- Ed Warren for Metronomy, Louis Oliver for Chvrches, and Will Potts for Sam Smith

Video -- Brandon Parvini for Linkin Park, Damian Hale for Kasabian, and Nina Dunn for Alice's Adventures Underground

"We saw a huge number of submissions for Concert Touring and Events this year and a stunning array of creative work," says chair of the category Sarah Rushton-Read. "To be able to see many of the shows personally and meet the designers is always a pleasure and a privilege. As ever I was delighted to be reminded of the creative talent, innovation, and often collaborative approach that characterizes our industry."

The Knight of Illumination Awards is organized by the ALD, STLD, The Fifth Estate Ltd, and Clay Paky. This year's event is sponsored by Ambersphere Solutions, Ayrton, FIX8Group, Hawthorn, Light Initiative, MA Lighting, OSRAM, Robert Juliat, and XL Video and supported by ABTT, ET Now, Lighting&Sound America, Lighting&Sound International, Mondo*dr, The Theatres Trust, and Total Production International.

Table sponsors include: AC Entertainment, Avolites, Creative Technology, d3, ETC, GLP, Green Hippo, Howard Eaton Lighting, Philips Vari-Lite, PRG, Richard Martin Lighting, SGM, Stage Electrics, TMB, TSL, and VER. The glittering ceremony will take place on October 4th at East London's Troxy.


(26 August 2015)

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