For the second time, Backstage PRO, LiveKomm, Clubs am Main e.V. and Musikmesse Festival organised the BACKSTAGE Clubaward in Frankfurt to honour the work of the best clubs in Germany. Unlike in 2017, three of the four winners come from northern Germany. The award project was again supported by the two main sponsors IMG STAGELINE and NATURSTROM AG.
What makes this award so special is that musicians select their favourite clubs which they consider to have best possible conditions for a perfect live experience. Thirty-two clubs entered the race after being pre-nominated. A total of 1,176 musicians selected the four winners in the second voting phase.
Live musicians considered the 'Molotow' in Hamburg to be "Best club 2018". The 'Speicher Husum' won the category "Best practice in dealing with musicians on stage and backstage" and the 'Jugendkulturzentrum Forum Mannhein' was selected top in the category "Working with new talents and promoting the local scene". The 'Mojo' is the second club from Hamburg to be on the winner's podium and received an award in the category "Best sound and stage technology".
Almost 300 guests celebrated with the winning clubs on 10 April 2018 and enjoyed Frankfurt's nightlife. To start the event, the Backstage PRO community chose the band 'JURI' from Cologne (Germany) which delivered an awesome show and was followed by the band 'Petra' which made sure that the audience was having a blast on the dancefloor.