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UK Festival Awards 2019 reveals shortlists

All the finalists have been announced for the 16th UK Festival Awards, which return to the Troxy on Thursday 5 December

By IQ on 12 Nov 2019

UK Festival Awards 2018

image © @rugfoot/UK Festival Awards 2018

The UK Festival Awards 2019 shortlists have been revealed, ahead of the event’s return to Troxy in east London for a third consecutive year this December.

The UK Festival Awards 2019, the 16th edition of the annual awards ceremony, will present accolades across 22 categories that honour teams and individuals in all areas of the British festival industry.

Michael Baker, awards manager for the UK Festival Awards (UKFA), comments: “With over 450 submissions made and 55,000 votes cast, this has been an especially competitive year that stands as a testament to the incredible efforts of the UK festival industry in 2019.

Thank you to all of those who participated, and congratulations to our finalists. We look forward to celebrating all of your achievements with you at the UK Festival Awards on 5 December.” 

“With over 450 submissions made and 55,000 votes cast, this has been an especially competitive year”

The shortlists can be viewed here. Categories include best major, medium-sized and small festival; the innovation award, line-up of the year, the brand activation award, the new women in festivals award and best festival for emerging talent.

Presented by rapper, comedian and actor Doc Brown, the UKFA ceremony will be book-ended by an extended drinks reception and in-house afterparty with music from DJ duo Scratch Perverts.

Tickets for the UK Festival Awards are priced at £125 (plus VAT) and can be purchased here. Tickets include a seat at the ceremony, access to the networking reception and afterparty, street-food catering and some complimentary drinks.

See all the winners from last year’s UK Festival Awards here.

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