The judging panel of the Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 Concert Touring and
Events category has announced its shortlisted designers for the prestigious
ceremony this autumn.

Hailed by the Guardian as ‘the lighting industry’s very own major awards event’, the
Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of lighting and, as of last year,
video designers working on shows in the UK.

The Concert Touring and Events judging panel, who were joined this year by new
recruits Financial Times arts pages journalist David Cheal and editor of live event
technology publication Total Production International Kelly Murray, deliberated over
what they described as an ‘incredibly high standard’ of entries this year before
reaching a decision.

The Concert Touring and Events shortlist is as follows:

ARENA – Jamie Thompson for The Script, LeRoy Bennett for Lady Gaga and Rob
Sinclair for Kylie Minogue

CLUB – Liam Tully for James Bay, Steven Bewley for Enter Shikari and Tom
Campbell for Anna Calvi.

EVENT – Matt Button for adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams Supercolor launch,
Mike Gunning for Alice’s Adventures Underground and Terry Cook for Secret Cinema
presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

STAGE – Ed Warren for Metronomy, Louis Oliver for Chvrches and Will Potts for Sam

VIDEO – Brandon Parvini for Linkin Park, Damian Hale for Kasabian and Nina Dunn
for Alice’s Adventures Underground.

“We saw a huge number of submissions for Concert Touring and Events this year
and a stunning array of creative work,” says Chair of the category Sarah Rushton-
Read. “To be able to see many of the shows personally and meet the designers is
always a pleasure and a privilege. As ever I was delighted to be reminded of the
creative talent, innovation and often collaborative approach that characterises our

The Knight of Illumination Awards is organised by the ALD, STLD, The Fifth Estate
Ltd and Clay Paky. This year’s event is sponsored by Ambersphere Solutions,
Ayrton, FIX8Group, Hawthorn, Light Initiative, MA Lighting, OSRAM, Robert Juliat
and XL Video and supported by ABTT, ET Now, Lighting and Sound America, Lighting
and Sound International, Mondo*dr, The Theatres Trust and Total Production

Table sponsors include: AC Entertainment, Avolites, Creative Technology, d3, ETC,
GLP, Green Hippo, Howard Eaton Lighting, Philips Vari-Lite, PRG, Richard Martin
Lighting, SGM, Stage Electrics, TMB, TSL and VER. The glittering ceremony will take
place on October 4th at East London’s Troxy.