The Gala Dinner

Saturday 5 March 2016

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The ILMC Gala Dinner is the one night of the year when 350 of the live music industry's’ power players, bosses and princesses come together to network, be entertained, eat and be merry. ILMC 28's Gala Dinner and Arthur Awards once more takes place in the glittering surroundings of London’s most iconic hotel, The Savoy. This year, Mario and Luigi’s long-lost sibling, Arthurio, fronts the most prestigious evening in the live calendar and the three Mario Bros. are sure to have a few tricks up their sleeves as The Savoy’s not-so-secret levels of luxury and service combine with the usual silliness the evening has become known for. 

The night begins with a champagne reception followed by a four-course feast with a selection of fine wines and entertainment. After dinner comes the highlight of the evening, The Arthurio Awards, when the industry’s Oscar equivalents are handed out to those most deserving in the business. Accompanying Mario, Luigi and their long lost brother Arthurio on the night will be the Princess Peach of awards ceremonies, Emma Banks, who once again returns to host The Arthurs. And Emma won’t be the only premier league agent to take the legendary Arthur’s stage that night, as Coda’s Alex Hardee hosts the annual Pop Quiz, where ‘unbelievable’ prizes, acclaim and more than a few laughs are all up for grabs.

The awards honour this year’s industry favourites in the fields of promoting (Promoters’ Promoter), festivals (Liggers’ Favourite Festival), agency (Second Least Offensive Agent), venues (First Venue to Come into Your Head), new business talent (Tomorrow’s New Boss), professional services (Most Professional Professional), ticketing (The Golden Ticket), production services (Services Above and Beyond) and assistants (People's Assistant award). Finally, the pinnacle of proceedings is The Bottle Award, where we honour one special hero or heroine for their outstanding contribution to the live music industry.

As if that, and seeing who picks up this year’s Oscar-equivalents, weren’t reasons enough to grab a ticket, then a very special performance from IMPOSSIBLE – the  most dangerous magic show the United Kingdom has ever seen, most likely will be.

Tickets for The Mario Bros. Gala Dinner and Super Arthurio Awards  are £175 per person. To attend, tick the relevant box when registering for ILMC, or email

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In order to remain sympathetic to the surrounds of The Savoy Hotel, the dresscode for this event is smart.

The Savoy Hotel
The Lancaster Ballroom, River Entrance on Savoy Place, London WC2
Hosts: AEG Ogden | Etihad Stadium | Chugg Entertainment | Ticketmaster


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