Hello everyone,

We’re very much looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 28th November for the UK Festival Awards & Conference 2016. We return to the Roundhouse, Chalk farm Road, Camden. NW1 8EH for the 13th Edition. Here is some more information for the day.


The schedule is as follows: 


09.30 – Doors open

10.30 – Conference panel: The Cashless Future of UK Festivals 

11.20 – An Update from Festival Vision 20:25

11.30 – Conference panel: Increasing Ticket Sales 

12.30 – Lunch

13.30 – Conference panel: Virtual Reality & Multimedia 

14.30 – Conference panel: The Decline of Local Venues 

15.30 – Coffee break

15.45 – Conference panel: Disaster Aversion 

16.30 – Conference Ends



19.00 – Drinks reception – Roundhouse Mezzanine level

19.45 – Guests seated for dinner

19.55 – Dinner service

21.20 – Approximate start time for Awards

23.00 – Approximate end of awards – DJ to start

00.30 – After party begins (The Barfly, Camden)

03.00 – After party ends


The dress code is ‘dress to impress’, but not black tie. Smart / casual is absolutely fine, but by all means please feel free to get glamorous.

The after party will be across the road at The Camden Assembly (formerly The Barfly).

Please let me know if you need any more information.

All the Best

The Festival Awards team

The UK Festival Awards & Conference is an opportunity to recognise the hard work, vision and creativity of the nation’s beloved festival industry.

Throughout the day of the event, the Conference invites numerous industry insiders to discuss the issues most pertinent to the sector, reviewing its immediate past and portending to the future. The evening’s Awards present a wide array of accolades across categories that are decided via a combination of public voting and jury panels. Since launching in 2004 it has evolved into a major event at The Roundhouse in London, giving the industry a chance to collectively celebrate and fondly reflect upon the achievements of the past year.

With a gourmet dinner, gala awards ceremony and after-show party, it attracts over 1,000 of the most influential people in the business.

Along with its sister events, the UK Festival Conference and the European Festival Awards, the UK Festival Awards is owned and produced by Festival Awards Ltd, an independent company founded in the UK.

Awards include Best Major, Medium-Sized and Small Festival, Best Family Festival, Best Overseas Festival, Best Use of New Technology, and of course – Best Toilets.

Each year, Festival Awards Ltd also conducts a census in the run up to the event, culminating in the production of its annual market report. The latest UK Festival Market Report can be downloaded below.

Download the 2015 / 2016 Market Report Now

ukfamrAs the festival season is imminent, we thought it’d be a good time to release our free UK Festival Market Report for 2015 / 2016. We gathered the data in our annual census undertaken in the run up to last year’s UK Festival Awards.

Included in the Report is a bunch of pertinent information about festivalgoers: where they’re from, how they like to purchase music (if at all), what they eat, their attitudes towards ticket prices, how receptive they are to different forms of advertising, why they go to festivals in the first place, where they sleep (if at all), and much more.

We hope you find the information useful.

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