FRANKFURT / MAIN. A total rainy Jamie Cullum concert in Hamburg’s city park was the best live act of 2010. The event on 18 August, Tuesday evening in Frankfurt by Live Entertainment Award (LEA) received on. ”A near-cancellation turned gradually into an irreversible and very special magical moment,” the jury explained its decision. For what was planned as a summer tour, due to continuous rain fell in the water – 4000 fans and a dripping wet Star celebrated anyway.
Great honor for the Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival.In Frankfurt, the organizers of the PRG Live Entertainment Award received 2011 (PRG LEA) in the category “young talent of the year. So that the makers of Germany’s biggest club festival in their main concerns were confirmed: the audience to offer each year an exciting, diverse music festival with up to 180 mostly brand new acts from around the world.
The LEA Awards honor the people behind the big music events. The gala, which after five years was held in Hamburg for the first time in Frankfurt in the evening, the Frankfurt Music Fair was opened. In this framework was the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, the Frankfurt Music Prize. The prize, endowed with 15,000 € prize is awarded by the Federal Association of German Musical Instrument Manufacturers and Messe Frankfurt. The Board of Trustees of the Frankfurt Music Prize, awarded Anne Sofie von Otter in “for her extraordinary voice, her richly varied, genre boundaries busting repertoire and their courage in the interpretation.”
For the best indoor tour of the year, the LEA was awarded to Helene Fischer (Semmel Concerts). The show of the year Bülent Ceylan delivered on 18 September 2010. The best festival of the year was “Mera Luna,” a niche festival of the “dark culture” in Hildesheim. Tour Operator of the Year, the “Wizard Promotions concert agency” by Ossy Hoppe, who with U2 or KISS fill the stadiums and club tours with the stars of tomorrow to the stage. Overall LEA awards were given in 15 categories.
Was known in advance that the organizer Marek Lieberberg should receive two awards: the Prize of the Jury for the safety concept of the festival Rock am Ring and the price for his life’s work. ”Marek Lieberberg has long been the number one among the German organizers,” it said of the jury. ”He’s 40 years in the business and, after Fritz Rau, Horst Lippmann and Marcel Avram dominated like no other German concert promoter landscape.” The concert organizers have refused to accept the two awards in the event industry, however.
The surprised gala audience at the Festhalle Frankfurt was informed that Lieberberg both the price will not accept for his life’s work and for their exemplary safety concept for the big event Rock am Ring. The tour agency had informed the organizers about it without giving a reason, “the president of the Federation of event industry, Jens Michow. (Dpa)
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