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UK Festival Awards shortlist revealed

The winners will be revealed on 1st December.

The votes are in and UK Festival Awards are able to reveal who made the shortlist this year. Steve Jenner, Founder & Director comments: “The response to this year’s awards, not only from fans, but also from more festivals applying to take part than ever before, has been exceptional this year – a positive sign that industry confidence, backed by public passion is surging in 2014. It sets the tone for an extra special celebration at The Roundhouse in a few weeks’ time.”

You can find out who made the list below:

Best Major Festival

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In association with: PlugGo

Bestival

British Summer Time Hyde Park

Creamfields

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Download Festival

Glastonbury

GlobalGathering

Isle of Wight Festival

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Reading & Leeds

Sonisphere Festival

T in the Park

V Festival

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Wireless Festival

Last year’s winner: Download

Best Medium-Sized Festival

In association with: Eventbrite

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Beautiful Days

Bloodstock Open Air

Boardmasters

Camp Bestival

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Green Man

Kendal Calling

Latitude

Secret Garden Party

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We Are FSTVL

Y Not Festival

Last year’s winner: Kendal Calling
Best Small Festival
2000trees

Barn on the Farm

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Bearded Theory

Beat Herder

Brownstock Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

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Festival No.6

Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival

Leopallooza

Zoo Project Festival, The

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Last year’s winner: Bearded Theory

Best New Festival

In association with: ID&C

Mutiny in the Park

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No Tomorrow

OnBlackheath

Red Rooster

Rewind North

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Secret Festival, The

Somersault Festival

Summer Sizzler

Together Festival

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UKG Fest
Last year’s winner: We Are FSTVL

Best Family Festival

British Summer Time Hyde Park

Beautiful Days

Camp Bestival

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Eden Festival

Green Man

Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

Kendal Calling

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Latitude

Leopallooza

Victorious Festival

Last year’s winner: Camp Bestival

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Best Metropolitan Festival

Blackpool Music Festival

Dot to Dot

Fusion Festival

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Great Escape, The

Live at Leeds

Liverpool Sound City

MADE Birmingham

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Slam Dunk Festival

Tramlines

Whitby Goth Weekend
Last year’s winner: Dot To Dot

Best Dance Event

In association with: XL VideoBeat Herder

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Bestival

Creamfields

GlobalGathering

Lovebox

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Mutiny in the park

South West Four

The Parklife Weekender

Tramlines

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We Are FSTVL
Last year’s winner: Creamfields

The Grass Roots Festival Award

2000trees

Barn on the Farm

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Beautiful Days

Bloodstock Open Air

Eden Festival

Green Man

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In The Woods Festival

Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival

Leopallooza

Y Not Festival
Last year’s winner: 2000Trees

Best Overseas Festival

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In association with: Yourope

Tomorrowland (Belgium)

Coachella (USA)

Benicassim (Spain)

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Ibiza Rocks (Spain)

Outlook (Croatia)

Splendour In The Grass (Australia)

Rock am Ring/ Rock Im Park (Germany)

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Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Pinkpop (The Netherlands)

Sonar (Spain)

Snowbombing (Austria)

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NOS Alive – formerly Optimus Alive (Portugal)
Last year’s winner: Snowbombing (Austria)

Best Toilets

Creamfields

Download Festival

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End Of The Road

Kendal Calling

Larmer Tree Festival

Latitude

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Reading & Leeds

Truck Festival

V Festival

We Are FSTVL
Last year’s winner: ArcTanGent

Headline Performance of the Year

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In association with: SnoozeBox (curated by Gigwise)

Arcade Fire at Glastonbury

Arctic Monkeys at Reading & Leeds

Biffy Clyro at T In The Park

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Foals at Bestival

Kasabian at Glastonbury

The Killers at V Festival

The Libertines at British Summer Time

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Linkin Park at Download

The Prodigy at Sonisphere

Metallica at Glastonbury

Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Isle Of Wight

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Suede at Kendal Calling

Last year’s winner: Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury

Best Breakthrough Artist

In association with: Last.fm (curated by Drowned In Sound)

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The 1975

Augustines

Blood Red Shoes

Catfish & The Bottlemen

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Goat

Jagwar Ma

Royal Blood

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

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The War on Drugs

Wolf Alice
Last year’s winner: Rudimental

Anthem of the Summer

The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine’

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Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’

Dolly Parton – ‘Jolene’

Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’

Metallica – ‘Whiskey In The Jar’

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OutKast – ‘Ms Jackson’

Pharell Williams – ‘Happy’

Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’

Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
Last year’s winner: Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’

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The following more specialist awards are decided by panels of industry experts:

Line-Up Of The Year

Beacons Festival

Bestival

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Creamfields

End Of The Road

Festival Number 6

Green Man

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Latitude

Liverpool Music Week

Liverpool Sound City

Love Supreme Jazz Festival

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Lovebox

OnBlackheath

Wireless

Last year’s winner: Latitude

Best Use of New Technology

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In association with: White Light

Bestival – For their fan ambassador scheme using an online platform provided by The Physical Network

Creamfields – For its epic live Youtube stream covering every stage of the festival

Eden Sessions – For their live global broadcast on Youtube delivered in association with Asus

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Liverpool Sound City – For their iOS-integrated itinerary scheduling system

Lovebox – For their mobile audience engagement platform delivered in association with HTC using technology provided by Airbeem

The Parklife Weekender – For their revolutionary substance-analysis system supplied by The Loop and working with Greater Manchester Police

Salford Music Festival – For its smart, integrated ‘Event1’ event management system provided by 1SecureWeb

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V Festival – For their ‘FanPic’ social engagement application, delivered in cooperation with Ticketmaster

Wireless Festival – For their smart visitor tracking system provided by Crowd Connected working with Eventbase

Y01 Festival – For its new queue-busting electronic access control system delivered by We Scan Tickets

Last year’s winner: Intelligent Venue Solutions on behalf of Barclaycard at Barclaycard British Summer Time (Hyde Park)

Agency of the Year

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In association with: IQ Magazine

13 Artists

CAA

CODA

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Echo Location Talent Agency

ITB

K2

Primary

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The Agency Group

WME

X-Ray
Last year’s winner: CODA

Concession of the Year
Ghandis Flip Flop

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Gizzi Erskine’s Chefs Club

Goodness Gracious Healthy Foods

Happy Maki Sushi

Hot Rocks Pizza

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La Grande Bouffe

Lulu’s Café

Mocha Mania

Paelleria

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Smoke Stack

Last year’s winner: Strumpets With Crumpets

The Greener Festival Award

In association with: Bucks New University
BBC Hyde Park Proms

Cambridge Folk Festival

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End of the Road

Glasgow 2014

Glastonbury Festival

Greenbelt

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Nozstock: The Hidden Valley

Shambala Festival

T in the Park

Wood Festival

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Last year’s winner: Shambala Festival

The Extra-Festival Activity Award

3 Wishes Faery Fest

Beat Herder

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Deerstock

Festival No.6

Secret Garden Party

Somersault

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The Secret Festival

Victorious

Wilderness

Y Not/Truck/Brownstock
Last year’s winner: Wilderness

Promoter of the Year

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In association with: Peppermint Bars

AMust4Music (Bloodstock)

Count Of Ten Group (Y Not, Truck, Brownstock, Hevy, Tramlines)

DF Concerts (T In The Park)

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John Giddings and Solo (Isle Of Wight Festival)

Red Jelly Productions (Xstatic Summer Festival)

Rich Bryan (Bearded Theory)

Rob Star (Eastern Electrics)

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Scott Barton (Creamfields)

The Zoo Project Festival Team

Vision Nine (Boardmasters, NASS)

Last year’s winner: Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)

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The Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award

In association with: Intelligent Venue Solutions

Dedicated to an individual whose personal vision and energy has propelled the entire festival marketplace forward in a dynamic, creative and positive way.

Winner to be announced in due course.

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Last year’s winner: Fiona Stewart (Green Man)

The UK Festival Awards will take place on 1st December at Roundhouse, London.

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