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.