Big Big Train, Jon Anderson are the big big winners at the Prog Awards.

List of all the winners from the 2016 Prog Awards

The Prog Awards happened last night and some of the best and brightest in the were awarded and recognized. Of course, the big event was Jon Anderson receiving his Prog God award. Rick Wakeman was expected to be on hand as his presenter but Trevor Rabin also joined in as a surprise making it the first time the new union of ARW was in public together.

Band of the Year and Live event both went to Big Big Train who are riding high with their latest Folklore. However, Album of the Year surprisingly went to iamthemorning for Lighthouse taking out the Anderson/Stolt album, Dream Theater’s Astonishing, and Haken’s 1985 among others. Here is the list of all the winners.

The Winners
Limelight sponsored by K Scope – The Anchoress
Anthem sponsored by Teamrock.com – Riverside: Towards the Blue Horizon
Live Event sponsored by The Stage – Big Big Train
Vanguard sponsored by The Ticket Factory – The Mute Gods
Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award sponsored by Chord Electronics – Anthony Phillips Esoteric Reissue Series
Album of the Year sponsored by Cherry Red and Esoteric Records – iamthemorning: Lighthouse
Band of the Year sponsored by Olympus – Big Big Train
The Outer Limits sponsored by Inside Out Music – Buggles
Chris Squire Virtuoso sponsored by Butlins (Giants of Rock) – Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson)
Guiding Light sponsored by currencies.co.uk – Andy Summers
Visionary sponsored by Eagle Vision – Jon Hiseman (Colosseum)
Lifetime Achievement sponsored by Prog Rocks – Van der Graaf Generator
Prog God – Jon Anderson

You can see the live stream of the event here:  https://www.facebook.com/prog/videos/1134593059913329/

For official photos from the event go here:http://teamrock.com/news/2016-09-02/jon-anderson-accepts-prog-god-award

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