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The Knight of Illumination Awards 2016 reveals shortlist for Concert Touring and Events


UK – The judging panel of the Knight of Illumination Awards 2016 Concert Touring and Events category has announced its shortlisted designers for the highly-anticipated ceremony next month at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.


The panel, led by new Chairperson for this year Coral Cooper, is made up of

deputy editor of Lighting and Sound International magazine Claire Beeson, head of lighting design at creative agency Imagination Jonny Milmer, editor of Total Production International magazine Kelly Murray and formally-trained lighting designer and experienced video content creator Miguel Ribeiro. Beeson, Milmer and Ribeiro are also new to the process for 2016.


“The incredibly high standard of entries for the KOI Awards Concert Touring and Events category made selecting a shortlist a real challenge,” says Claire Beeson. “It’s been an honour to witness the vast and varied array of work from nominated lighting designers and I would like to wish all shortlisted entries the best of luck.”


The Concert Touring and Events shortlist is as follows:


THE AMBERSPHERE SOLUTIONS AWARD FOR ARENA – Al Gurdon for Madonna, Tim Routledge for Jeff Lynne’s ELO and Patrick Woodroffe for Adele


THE HSL AWARD FOR CLUB – Francis Clegg for Krept and Konan and Public Service Broadcasting and Tom Webber for Charlie Puth


THE MA LIGHTING AWARD FOR EVENTS – Adam Bassett for The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, Dave Cohen for Arcadia at Glastonbury Festival and Al Gurdon for The Brit Awards 2016


THE AYRTON AWARD FOR STAGE – Tobias G Rylander for The 1975, Rob Sinclair for Pet Shop Boys and Squib Swain of Cassius Creative for Years & Years


THE d3 TECHNOLOGIES AWARD FOR VIDEO ELECTRONIC CONTENT – Luke Halls for Adele, Jamie King with Moment Factory and Veneno Inc for Madonna and Ben Miles for Coldplay


“My first year as Chairperson of Concert Touring and Events for KOI has been really exciting,” says Coral Cooper. “It’s great to get the inside view on the process and to bring some new ideas for next year. Roll on September!”


The Knight of Illumination Awards, originally conceived by Clay Paky, is organised by respected lighting designer Durham Marenghi and his partner Jennie, prestigious industry organisations the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) and the Society of Television Lighting and Design (STLD) and content creation, communications and events agency The Fifth Estate Ltd.


The Headline Sponsors of this year’s edition are Clay Paky and OSRAM. The Awards is also generously supported by the following Spotlight Sponsors: Ambersphere Solutions, Ayrton, d3 Technologies, Elation Professional, ETC, FIX8Group, Hawthorn, HSL, Light Initiative, MA Lighting, Philips Vari-Lite, PLASA Media and Events, PRG XL Video, Robert Juliat, SGM and VER Aurora TV.


The Concert Touring and Events winners will be announced at the sparkling ceremony and awards dinner on September 18th at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.