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How the Awards are decided

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The UK Festival Awards has been celebrating the efforts of the nation’s festival industry since 2004. The Awards are decided through a combination of online fan votes and music industry experts.

Fans have their say on which festival has left them with lifelong memories and which artists had them singing all the way back to the campsite, through the following categories:

Secret Garden Party

Best Major/Medium/Small Festival
Best Metropolitan Festival
Best New Festival

Best Toilets
Best Family Festival
Best New Festival
Best Overseas Festival
Headline Performance of the Year
Best Breakthrough Artist
Anthem of the Summer

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


Agency of the Year (decided by IQ Magazine)
Best Line-Up (decided by a panel of renowned UK music journalists)
Concession of the Year (decided by festival organisers)
The Greener Festival Award (decided by
Best Brand Activation (decided by the European Sponsorship Association)
The Extra-Festival Activity Award (decided by the Festival Awards Board)
Promoter of the Year  (decided by the Festival Awards Board)
Best Use of New Technology (decided by a panel of technology journalists)
Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award (decided by the Festival Awards Board)

A full breakdown of the Awards is available here.

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