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UK Festival Awards announces 2019 winners

The UK Festival Awards 2019, the 16th edition of the annual awards ceremony, took place on Thursday 5 December at the Troxy in London.

The awards presented accolades across 21 categories, honouring teams and individuals in all areas of the British festival industry.

The winners were:

The Innovation Award
Hubbub Wireless at 2000trees

Concession of the Year
Happy Maki

The Women In Festivals Award
Jenny Hamada (AEG Presents)

Marketing Campaign of the Year
NASS Festival

Best Festival Production
All Points East

Agency of the Year
Midnight Mango

The Brand Activation Award
United Utilities at Bluedot and Kendal Calling

Line-Up of the Year
Parklife

Best Non-Music Festival
Cleethorpes Festival of the Sky

Best Festival for Emerging Talent
FOCUS Wales

Promoter of the Year
Black Deer Festival

Best Family Festival
Camp Bestival

The UK Greener Festival Award
Green Gathering

The Grassroots Festival Award
Mad Hatters’ Affair

Best Overseas Festival
Sziget Festival

Best New Festival
Cleethorpes Festival of the Sky

Best Metropolitan Festival
Tramlines Festival

Best Small Festival
Woo Fest

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Bluedot Festival

Best Major Festival
Download Festival

The Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award
Fiona Measham

The UK Festival Awards will return in 2020.

 


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UK Festival Awards 2019 reveals shortlists

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.

Broadwick, Coda, APE win at UK Festival Awards 2018


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