Shortlist unveiled for Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene honour at 2020 Music Week Awards

Shortlist unveiled for Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene honour at 2020 Music Week Awards

The five nominees have been revealed for the Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene honour at the 2020 Music Week Awards.

Created in collaboration with the Music Venue Trust, the award aims to recognise the vital contribution that grassroots venues make to the music industry. Venues must have a capacity of less than 500 to qualify.

Thw winner will be announced at this year's awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution on May 6, 

The shortlist is as follows: 

• The Forum, Tunbridge Wells

• The Half Moon, Putney

• The Hug & Pint, Glasgow

• The Sugarmill, Stoke

• Thekla, Bristol

For the first time the winner will be determined by a public vote. Cast your vote at www.musicweekawards.com/grassrootsvote 

Previous winners are Leeds' Brudenell Social Club (2017), Guildford's The Boileroom (2018) and Edinburgh's Sneaky Pete's (2019).

Three new categories – Independent Publisher Of The Year, Sync Team Of The Year and Sync Of The Year – have been added to the 2020 awards. Click here to make sure you don’t miss out on the best night out in the industry.

The finalists in the other live categories are:

Festival Of The Year

• All Points East

• Black Deer Festival

• Bluedot

• BST Hyde Park

• Glastonbury Festival

• Isle Of Wight Festival

• Latitude Festival

• Reading & Leeds Festival

• Wireless Festival

Live Music Agent (Individual)

• Craig D’Souza, Primary Talent

• Steve Hogan, WME

• Kara James, WME

• Heulwen Keyte, UTA

• Mike Malak, Paradigm

• Paul Wilson, CAA 

Live Music Promoter (Company)

• AEG Presents

• DHP Family

• Kilimanjaro Live

• Live Nation UK

• Liz Hobbs Group

• Rockfeedback

• SJM Concerts

Ticketing Company

• Ents24

• Event Genius by Festicket

• Gigantic

• Music Glue

• See Tickets

• The Ticket Factory

• Ticketmaster UK

• Twickets



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