KOI 2019 Concert Touring & Events shortlist revealed
Monday, 12 August 2019
kylieKylie Minogue's Golden Tour, with video content designed by Tom Colbourne, Rob Sinclair, and Blue Leach (© Andrew Whitton)
UK - The judging panel for The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards has revealed the 2019 shortlist for the Concert Touring & Events category.
Having received a record number of submissions - up 25 per cent from the 2017 Awards - the judges had to choose just a fraction of the entries to put forward for the shortlist.

The 2019 Concert Touring & Events shortlist is as follows:

The MA Lighting Award for Club
Hayden Borgars for Fever 333
Sherry Coenen for Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster
John 'JP' Partridge for Metronomy

The disguise Award for Video Content
Tom Colbourne, Rob Sinclair & Blue Leach for Kylie Minogue
Adam Young and Finn Ross for Years & Years
Paul Kell for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets

The Vari-Lite Award for Stage
Tom Campbell for John Grant
Paul Kell for Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets
Tim Routledge for DAVE

The Minuit Une Award for Events
Adam Bassett for Dinosaurs in the Wild
Matthew Button for The Nest, London Borough of Culture
Ben Cracknell for Olivier Awards 2019

The GLP Award for Arena
Ben Dalgleish for Post Malone
Tim Routledge for Florence + the Machine
Tobias Rylander for The 1975

The judging panel comprised LSi editor Claire Beeson, music business and events consultant Ronnie Gurr, director of architectural lighting firm 18 Degrees Christopher Knowlton, head of lighting design at Imagination Jonny Milmer, and Output Communications director Kelly Murray. The process was chaired by Jess Allan of Productionomics.
Commenting on this year's Concert Touring & Events submissions, Jess Allan says: "The vastly diverse selection of artistic projects submitted this year made for fierce deliberations at the judges' meeting to select the final shortlist. We are honoured to review in detail these artistic pieces."
Submissions are still open until 16 August (Friday) for KOI-USA’s Concert Touring & Events category, Theatre, and Live for Broadcast, with designs required to have been performed or broadcast in the US between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.
The Knight of Illumination Awards were founded in 2007 by LD Durham Marenghi, Jennie Marenghi and Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky. KOI celebrates international lighting and video content design for entertainment, recognising work broadcast or performed in the UK across the fields of Concert Touring & Events, Theatre and Television. Judging is carried out by three panels of industry experts in conjunction with industry organisations, the ALD and the STLD. In 2018, the competition launched in the US, culminating with an awards ceremony in Las Vegas on 20 October, where 15 awards were handed out across the three categories.
(Jim Evans)

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