The Horn's Luke Hinton wins Indie Promoter of the Year at Live Music Awards

PUBLISHED: 11:11 14 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:59 18 October 2016

The Horn's promotions manager Luke Hinton collects his 'Indie Promoter of the Year' prize at the Live Music Awards in London

The Horn's promotions manager Luke Hinton collects his 'Indie Promoter of the Year' prize at the Live Music Awards in London


A Hertfordshire music promoter has scooped a top industry award at a glitzy awards ceremony in London.

Live Music Awards Winners 2016

• Outstanding Contribution

John Giddings

• Best Venue Teamwork – Stadium

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

• Best Venue Teamwork – Arena

The O2, London

• Best Venue Teamwork – Theatre/Concert

Troxy, London

• Best Venue Teamwork – Arts Centre

Norwich Arts Centre

• Best Venue Teamwork – Campus

Academy, Manchester

• Best Venue Teamwork – Major Club (cap 800+)

Koko, London

• Best Venue Teamwork – Club (cap under 800)

Oslo, London

• Agent of the Year

Steve Zapp, ITB

(Biffy Clyro, Editors, Courteeners)

• Artiste Manager of the Year

Simon Moran, Conrad Murray & Dave Salmon, SJM Management

(The Stones Roses, Blossoms, Courteeners)

• National Promoter of the Year

SJM Concerts

• Regional Promoter of the Year

Pablo Janczur, Orchard Entertainment (Wales)

• Indie Promoter of the Year (Local impact)

Luke Hinton, Juicebox Live (St Albans)

• Tour Manager of the Year

Glen Rowe (Muse)

• Best Record Label Partner

Alison Donald, Columbia Records

• Spectacle of the Year (Best Production)

Muse, Drones Tour, Glastonbury Festival

• Best Festival (cap 40,000+)

Isle of Wight Festival

• Best Festival (cap 15,000-39,999)

Splendour Festival, Nottingham

• Best Festival (cap under 15,000)

Dot to Dot Festival

• Breakthrough Artiste


• Greatest Brand Impact


• Best Festival Performance

Coldplay, Glastonbury Festival

• Unsung Hero

Sarah Sheppard, Glastonbury Festival

Juicebox Live’s Luke Hinton, promotions manager at The Horn, won Indie Promoter of the Year on Wednesday at the Live Music Awards in London.

Luke books gigs at the St Albans music venue, and has attracted the likes of Years and Years, Bastille, Courtney Barnett, Chrissie Hynde and Slaves to the city.

Adrian Bell and James McLaughlin from the Victoria Street pub said: “All of us here at The Horn are so proud of his achievement and feel it is well deserved.

“Luke has helped put The Horn back on the radar with some of the biggest agents in the UK and his professionalism and knowledge of acts is second to none.

“Through his hard work and dedication he has booked acts like Years and Years, Bastille, Courtney Barnett, Chrissie Hynde and recently the band that has the record for selling out The Horn in record time, Slaves.

“We have a fantastic team here at The Horn and would like to thank all of them for their hard work and thank you the customers for your continued support.

“Many, many congratulations to Luke again and let’s keep grassroots venues alive. Support live music!”

Among the night’s other winners were Isle of Wight Festival’s John Giddings, rock trio Muse, and Coldplay for their Glastonbury Festival performance.

An update on the Juicebox Live Facebook page said: “It is a great honour to have even made the shortlist and to have the hard work that we put in recognised by others in the industry and it is great to see so many others doing great things for grassroots music, too.

“So to have won having been up against such great competition was a complete shock!

“We would like to express a huge amount of thanks to everyone that voted and the judges that deemed us worthy of this award.

“However, the main people we want to thank are the bands that have performed for us and for each and every person that has attended a show, without you none of this would be possible.”

The Horn has some top gigs coming up this weekend.

Tonight (Friday) the Victoria Street venue welcomes The Rutles to play the main venue room.

A Horn spokesman said: “For anyone that is a fan of Monty Python or The Beatles this is a truly unmissable show and a rare chance to see The Rutles in an intimate venue.”

On Saturday, the St Albans pub welcomes back The Jam’d, a stunning tribute to The Jam.

• Tickets are available via

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