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HOW THE AWARDS ARE DECIDED


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

The following Awards are voted upon by the festival-going public:

  • Best Major/Medium/Small Festival
  • Best Metropolitan Festival
  • Best New Festival
  • Best Toilets
  • Best Family Festival
  • Best New Festival
  • Best Overseas Festival
  • Best Non-Music Festival
  • Headline Performance of the Year
  • Anthem of the Summer

The following Awards are decided upon via panels of relevant experts:

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Best Festival for Emerging Talent (decided by the Festival Awards board)
  • Best Hospitality (decided by the Festival Awards board)

A full breakdown of the Awards is available here.