UK Festival Awards 2010


Written by Hannah Grantz
17 Wednesday 17th November 2010
Awards are given out for anything now-a-days apparently, even festivals.  The seventh annual UK Festival Awards are going down tomorrow night, November 18, at indigO2 in Greenwich.

In a span of fifteen categories, ranging from Best New Festival to Best Toilets and everything else in between, over 500,000 votes from the public have been cast so far since voting opened in September.  Every person who votes between then and now is entered to win a pair of tickets to every festival that wins in its category.  Voting for the nominees is now closed, but the winner of the Dream Summer festival tickets will be announced on December 1.

Other major categories are Best Major, Best Dance Event, Best Overseas Festival, Feelgood Act of the Summer, and Grass Roots Festival.

Both Mumford and Sons, with four nominations, and Muse are big contenders in their categories for music-related awards, while Beautiful Days is up for three Festival awards.

In addition to the public chosen festival categories, five more awards will be decided by a panel of industry experts, given to those who the panel agrees best deserves Outstanding Contribution to Festival Production in association with TPi, Best Brand Activation in association with Brand Republic, Line-up Of The Year, Promoter of the Year in association with IQ, and Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Music Week.

For a complete list of Award categories, view the UK Festival Awards website here

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  • Guest: brett.dayman
    Wed 17 - Nov - 2010, 21:20
    the awards should be held in a muddy field with one working (but rancid) portaloo