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Broadwick, Coda, APE win at UK Festival Awards 2018

Download, Parklife, Latitude, Sziget, Coda Agency and Broadwick Live were among the winners at last night’s UK Festival Awards in London.

The awards ceremony, the 15th, took place at Troxy in Limehouse yesterday (6 December), with more than 700 industry professionals gathering to celebrate excellence in the UK festival business.

Broadwick Live, which is behind festivals including Snowbombing, Field Day, Standon Calling and Boardmasters, was arguably the night’s biggest winner, taking home the award for best promoter, with its events Festival №6 and Kendal Calling also taking home gongs for best hospitality and marketing campaign of the year, respectively.

AEG’s All Points East won best line-up in its first year, while Parklife in Manchester was named best metropolitan festival and Hungary’s Sziget best overseas festival.

Late Tramlines festival boss Sarah Nulty, who died in July, was honoured posthumously with the outstanding contribution to festivals award.

A full list of winners is below:

The innovation award

Best hospitality
Festival №6

Best concession
Cheezy Vinyl Bar

Marketing campaign of the year
Kendal Calling

Best festival production
Elrow Town London

Agency of the year
Coda Agency

The brand activation award
Old Mout Cider Kiwi Camp

Line-up of the year
All Points East

Best non-music festival
The National Festival of Making

Best festival for emerging talent
Live at Leeds

Promoter of the year
Broadwick Live

Best family festival

The greener festival award
Wood Festival

The grassroots festival award
Barn on the Farm

Best metropolitan festival

Best new festival
Timber Festival

Best overseas festival

Best small festival

Best medium-sized festival

Best major festival

The outstanding contribution to festivals award
Sarah Nulty

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UK Festival Awards shares census insights before 2018 event

Ahead of the 15th UK Festival Awards on Thursday 6 December, organisers have shared insights from this year’s UK Festival Market Report before its release in 2019.

The festival census, which surveys 15,000 people annually, reveals trends in consumer demographics, preferences and behaviour. The 2017 report can be read here.

Key findings of the 2018 Festival Market Report include:

“The UK festival census, conducted annually in conjunction with the UK Festival Awards’ public voting process, allows us to gain deep insights into festivalgoers’ behaviours and attitudes towards various aspects of live events,” comments awards manager Michael Baker.

“In early 2019 we’ll be releasing these findings in the form of the UK Festival Market Report, and on 6 December we will acknowledge the British public’s favourite festivals at the 15th annual UK Festival Awards at the Troxy in London.”

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