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Summer Sessions, Samphire win NOEA awards

DF Concerts' city-centre event took home the prize for best large festival, with CEO Geoff Ellis saying he's "delighted to win this prestigious award"

By IQ on 13 Dec 2016

Glasgow Summer Sessions, NOEA Awards 2016, Ryan Johnston

image © Ryan Johnston

DF Concerts’ Glasgow Summer Sessions was presented with the award for large festival of the year at the 13th National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA) Awards late last month.

Some 60,000 people attended Glasgow Summer Sessions 2016 (pictured), headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Biffy Clyro, which was praised by judges as “a big festival within a city working hard to deliver with the council”.

DF CEO Geoff Ellis comments: “DF Concerts and Events [is] delighted to win this prestigious award. We are proud of how Glasgow Summer Sessions has grown since it began in 2013, and it has truly become a real fixture of Scotland’s musical calendar.

“We have worked hard to improve it year on year, and would like to thank Glasgow City Council and the local communities around Bellahouston Park for their collaboration. We are very grateful to the fans who have helped make the festival such a success.”

Other winners included small festival of the year Samphire, the crowdfunded, phone-free event in Somerset; event team of the year Lee Denny/LeeFest; and event organiser of the year Goose Live Events (Silverstone Classic, Regent Street Motor Show).

While plans are underway for next year’s Summer Sessions DF Concerts’ flagship festival, T in the Park, will not go ahead in 2017.


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