Celebrating the very best talent in the world of lighting and video design, the 12th Knight of Illumination Awards took place at the iconic Eventim Apollo, London.
As the ceremony’s long-standing technical partner, we provided full technical production for the glamourous occasion including lighting, sound, video and rigging.


With a room packed full of the World’s best lighting and video designers, the pressure is always on to deliver some seriously impressive production for the KOI Awards. 

With Clay Paky the headline sponsor, we used a range of their new fixtures to produce a futuristic inspired lighting design to fit perfectly with the event theme. To fully immerse guests in the sci-fi atmosphere, three circular truss structures were used to extend the rig into the dining space whilst cool UFO-style lighting effects swooped overhead.

Offering a fresh twist to proceedings, a live orchestra kept guests entertained throughout the evening whilst also playing the ceremony award stings.

For video, we created an eye-catching stage design using a custom super-wide projection screen. GLUX LED panels were also used to further enhance the futuristic theme and deliver dynamic video content. 


“Hawthorn has always been an exemplary technical partner on Knight of Illumination Awards. With a team that is as creative as it is technically agile, they manage to get maximum value for us in the look and feel of the event. 

“We have a tight turn around to deliver a big production and working with Hawthorn means we always achieve the highest production values with minimum stress.

“We’ve always found the skilled team to be friendly, professional and willing to push boundaries and try new ideas. How the KOI Awards look and how smoothly they run is a massive contributor to the industry’s respect of the KOI Awards’ brand and Hawthorn always ensure we look and sound fabulous.”

Sarah Rushton-Read, creative director of The Fifth Estate and producer and promoter of the Knight Of Illumination Awards