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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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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
Shambala

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
Latitude

The greener festival award
Wood Festival

The grassroots festival award
Barn on the Farm

Best metropolitan festival
Parklife

Best new festival
Timber Festival

Best overseas festival
Sziget

Best small festival
ArcTanGent

Best medium-sized festival
2000trees

Best major festival
Download

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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