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The UK Festival Awards Finalists Revealed!

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The UK Festival Awards – returning to The Roundhouse on 2 December

A diversity of the UK’s best festivals from heavyweights to newbies have smashed through to the final shortlists in this year’s UK Festival Awards. Voted by festival lovers and industry experts, the winners will be announced at the 10 Year Anniversary of the UK Festival Awards at London’s Roundhouse on Monday 2nd December.

James Drury, UK Festival Awards MD comments: We’ve seen one of the most vibrant seasons in 2013, line-ups have featured a huge number of must-see and incredible new acts. Alongside that talent legends like Rolling Stones and mega-stars like Eminem returned to the stage. Again we’ve beaten the record of votes cast with 575,000 received this year and we can’t wait to reveal the favourites of the festival-going public

AND THE FINAL SHORTLISTS ARE…

BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL in association with SoChill Circle

  • Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Bestival
  • Creamfields
  • Download
  • Glastonbury
  • GlobalGathering
  • Parklife Weekender
  • Reading & Leeds
  • T in the Park
  • V Festival

BEST MEDIUM-SIZED FESTIVAL in association with Eventbrite

  • Bloodstock Open Air
  • Boardmasters
  • Camp Bestival
  • End of the Road Festival
  • Green Man
  • Kendal Calling
  • Latitude
  • Secret Garden Party
  • We Are FSTVL
  • Y Not Festival

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL in association with Intelligent Venue Solutions

  • 2000trees Festival
  • ArcTanGent
  • Bearded Theory
  • Beat Herder
  • Blissfields
  • Brownstock Festival
  • Festival No6
  • Glasgowbury
  • Strawberry Fields Festival
  • The Zoo Project Festival

BEST NEW FESTIVAL in association with Robertson Taylor

  • ArcTanGent
  • Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Chilfest
  • Folkstock
  • FOUND
  • LIVE in Barnsley
  • Lost at Sea
  • Love Supreme Jazz Festival
  • The Fusion Festival
  • We Are FSTVL

BEST DANCE EVENT

  • Beat Herder
  • Bestival
  • Creamfields
  • GlobalGathering
  • Gottwood
  • Nozstock: The Hidden Valley Festival
  • RockNess
  • South West Four
  • The Zoo Project Festival
  • We Are FSTVL

BEST METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL

  • Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Dot To Dot
  • Live at Leeds
  • Liverpool Sound City
  • Love Saves The Day
  • Slam Dunk Festival
  • South West Four
  • The Great Escape
  • Tramlines
  • Vans Warped Tour Uk (2012)

BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL

  • Beautiful Days
  • Beverley Folk Festival
  • Cambridge Folk Festival
  • Camp Bestival
  • Chilfest
  • Green Man
  • Lakefest
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • Latitude
  • Truck Festival

THE GRASSROOTS FESTIVAL AWARD in association with ID&C

  • 2000trees Festival
  • Bearded Theory
  • Beautiful Days
  • Blissfields
  • Green Man
  • In The Woods
  • Kendal Calling
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • The Zoo Project Festival
  • Y Not Festival

BEST TOILETS in association with XL Video

  • 2000trees Festival
  • ArcTanGent
  • Bearded Theory
  • Blissfields
  • Creamfields
  • Download
  • GlobalGathering
  • Kendal Calling
  • We are FSTVL
  • Y Not Festival

BEST OVERSEAS FESTIVAL

  • Benicàssim (Spain)
  • Berlin Festival (Germany)
  • Dimensions (Croatia)
  • Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival (Ireland)
  • EXIT Festival (Serbia)
  • Outlook Festival (Croatia)
  • Rock Am Ring/ Rock Im Park (Germany)
  • Snowbombing (Austria)
  • The Garden Festival (Croatia)
  • Tomorrowland (Belgium)

HEADLINE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR in association with Relentless Energy Drink

  • Arctic Monkeys – Glastonbury
  • Biffy Clyro – Reading & Leeds
  • Elton John – Bestival
  • Eminem – Reading & Leeds
  • Foals – Latitude
  • Rammstein – Download
  • Sigur Ros – End of the Road
  • The Prodigy – Creamfields
  • The Rolling Stones – Barclaycard Presents British Summertime
  • The Rolling Stones – Glastonbury

ANTHEM OF THE SUMMER in association with Jagermeister

  • Do I Wanna Know – Arctic Monkeys
  • Feel the Love -Rudimental
  • Freak Out – Chic ft Nile Rodgers
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Ho Hey- The Lumineers
  • Inhaler – Foals
  • Ni**as in Paris – Jay-Z
  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
  • White Noise – Disclosure

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR

  • Bastille
  • Disclosure
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • HAIM
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • London Grammar
  • Rudimental
  • The 1975
  • The Strypes

The following Awards are decided by panels made up of people who are experts in the relevant sector.

The winners will be announced when the UK Festival Awards returns to The Roundhouse in London on Monday 2nd December.

The final jury-decided shortlists are:

Agency of the Year (decided by a panel assembled by IQ Magazine)

  • CAA
  • CODA
  • Free Trade Agency
  • ITB
  • Primary Talent Agency
  • Solo
  • The Agency Group
  • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (UK)

BEST LINE-UP in association with J20 Late (decided by a panel of renowned UK music journalists)

  • Bestival
  • Download
  • Festival No6
  • Glastonbury
  • In the Woods
  • Latitude
  • Leefest
  • Liverpool Sound City
  • Reading/Leeds
  • The Great Escape

CONCESSION OF THE YEAR

  • Meat Liquor
  • Surplus Supper Club
  • Strumpets with Crumpets
  • Pizza Tabun
  • Yum Buns
  • Camp Cooks
  • Anna Mae’s Mac n Cheese
  • The Soup Library

THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD in association with AGreenerFestival

  • Cambridge Folk Festival
  • Croissant Neuf Summer Party
  • End of the Road
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • Greenbelt Festival
  • Hebridean Celtic Festival
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • Shambala Festival
  • Sunrise Festival – Another World
  • Wood Festival

THE BRAND ACTIVATION AWARD in association with the European Sponsorship Association

  • Barclaycard at Snowbombing
  • Diesel at Festival No.6
  • EE at Glastonbury
  • Davidoff Cool Water at Boardmasters
  • Jagermeister at various
  • Lucozade at various
  • Relentless at Leeds Festival
  • Replay at Bestival
  • The Kraken at Festival no.6
  • Virgin Media at V Festival

THE EXTRA-FESTIVAL ACTIVITY AWARD

  • Wilderness
  • Creamfields
  • Angel Gardens
  • Shrewsbury Fields Forever
  • Bestival
  • Kendal Calling
  • Latitude Festival
  • Festival No.6

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR in association in association with Peppermint Bars

  • AEG Live
  • Count of Ten (Y Not, Truck, Brownstock, Tramlines)
  • Creamfields
  • Isle of Wight Festival team
  • Spring Music (Bearded Theory)
  • Rob Da Bank
  • Zoo Project Festival team
  • Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)

BEST USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY in association with Stuff magazine

  • Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (in Hyde Park) – Intelligent Venue Solutions on behalf of Barclaycard
  • The Eden Sessions Youtube livestream with Widescreen
  • Y Not Festival / Truck Festival / Brownstock Festival – Globe Orange line-up planner app
  • Standon Calling – RFID cashless system provided by Glownet
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed – Etherlive footfall analytics
  • Download Festival – XOMO app

THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in association with Festival HQ

  • To be announced at the UK Festival Awards on 2nd December

This year’s UK Festival Awards had in excess of 575,000 votes, an incredible increase of 75,000 on last year. There have been over 6,000 tweets about the Festival Awards, hundreds of Facebook posts which reached a potential aggregated 9,549,801 people, and the total overall online exposure has been 14,274,006 people, (figures from social media analysis company Topsy.com).

Tickets for the UK Festival Conference & Awards start at just £40 and are available through the UK Festival Conference & Awards’ official ticketing partner Eventbrite, to order please visit festivalawards.com/tickets/.

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