Live Nation Entertainment win again at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards

Live Nation Entertainment win again at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards

London – 5 Nov– For immediate Release

Live Nation Entertainment and Download Festival swept the board at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards, which took place last night in New York, Download Festival was crowned “Top Festival” beating off competition from Coachella and Oxegen Festivals. Also at the ceremony – which concluded the annual Billboard Touring Conference Live Nation Entertainment led the industry-related awards by being named the year’s Top Promoter and the Top Tour and Top Draw awards went to the Live Nation promoted U2 360 World Tour.

Headlined by AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith, this year’s Download Festival was the biggest and best yet, with an extended capacity allowing over 100,000 fans on site for the weekend – making Download the second biggest festival in the UK after Glastonbury.

This is the second time that Download has won Top Festival, after also scooping the award in 2007.

Andy Copping Promoter of Download Festival said; “ This is fantastic news and a real honor, we need to say a big thank you to all the fans who made the weekend the greatest Download ever”

Here is the full list of Billboard Touring Awards winners:

TOP TOUR
U2 360

TOP DRAW
U2

TOP PACKAGE
Taylor Swift with Kellie Pickler and Gloriana

BREAKTHROUGH
Lady Gaga

TOP COMEDY TOUR
Dane Cook

TOP BOXSCORE
AC/DC
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Feb. 18, 20, 22

TOP FESTIVAL
Download Festival
Donington Park, Castle Donington, U.K.

TOP ARENA
O2 Arena, London

TOP VENUE – UNDER 10,000 SEATS
Radio City Music Hall, NYC

TOP VENUE – UNDER 5,000 SEATS
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

TOP CLUB
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

TOP AMPHITHEATER
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

TOP PROMOTER
Live Nation Entertainment

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (U.S.)
C3 Presents, Austin, Texas

TOP INDEPENDENT PROMOTER (International)
T4F, Sao Paulo, Brazil

TOP AGENCY
Creative Artists Agency

TOP MANAGER
Front Line Management Group

CREATIVE CONTENT AWARD
Yo Gabba Gabba Live!

CONCERT MARKETING & PROMOTION AWARD
Virgin Mobile Presents the Monster Ball starring Lady Gaga

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Jack Johnson

EVENTFUL FANS’ CHOICE
Metallica

LEGEND OF LIVE
Rush

 

For PR Enquiries: steve.guest@livenation.co.uk

 

 

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ABOUT LIVE NATION

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE-LYV) is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management.  Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show.

In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites.  For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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