DHP Family does the double winning second Music Promoter of the Year title

Published on: Thursday, 7th November 2019
Splendour 2019 Lineup

DHP Family won out against national promoters AEG and SJM to secure its second Promoter of the Year title after being awarded the accolade in the Music Week awards in May.

The Live Music Business Awards 2019 recognise excellence and talent across the UK music industry to celebrate the very best promoters, venue operators, festival organisers and agents, through to artiste managers, tour managers, show producers, brand impact and record label partnerships.

DHP’s Anton Lockwood said: “How about that?  We've only gone and done the double! By walking away with the Live UK National Promoter award last night we've won both main promoter trophies in the same year!

“Massive thanks to everyone - both the artists, managers, agents and venues we work with, and our amazing team of people across promoters, assistants, marketing/creative, ticketing, production & finance, we're all proud of where we have got to, and how we've got here!”

DHP’s live business has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years with a focus on live development of acts playing everything from intimate venues up to some of the biggest international artists playing UK tours in world-renowned arenas.

The company - which has a base in Nottingham is the driving force behind Splendour, held at Wollaton Hall - has had a huge year with Ed Sheeran’s shows to conclude the ÷ tour and fantastic shows with Massive Attack, Easy Life, Garbage, Tash Sultana amongst many others.

The gold rush didn’t end there with DHP’s flagship venue Rock City in Nottingham also winning the title of Best Major Club (cap 800+) beating off the challenge from Camden’s Electric Ballroom and O2 Academy in Bristol.

Rock City general manager Will Richardson said: “As we’re getting ready to celebrate our 40th next year, it’s great to win this award.  We’re delighted all our hard work is paying off as we continue to go from strength to strength building on the venue’s amazing legacy and bringing in new audiences all the time too.”

For more information, go to www.dhpfamily.com

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