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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

In association with: PlugGo


British Summer Time Hyde Park


Download Festival



Isle of Wight Festival

Reading & Leeds

Sonisphere Festival

T in the Park

V Festival

Wireless Festival

Last year’s winner: Download

Best Medium-Sized Festival

In association with: Eventbrite

Beautiful Days

Bloodstock Open Air


Camp Bestival

Green Man

Kendal Calling


Secret Garden Party


Y Not Festival

Last year’s winner: Kendal Calling
Best Small Festival

Barn on the Farm

Bearded Theory

Beat Herder

Brownstock Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

Festival No.6

Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival


Zoo Project Festival, The

Last year’s winner: Bearded Theory

Best New Festival

In association with: ID&C

Mutiny in the Park

No Tomorrow


Red Rooster

Rewind North

Secret Festival, The

Somersault Festival

Summer Sizzler

Together Festival

UKG Fest
Last year’s winner: We Are FSTVL

Best Family Festival

British Summer Time Hyde Park

Beautiful Days

Camp Bestival

Eden Festival

Green Man

Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

Kendal Calling



Victorious Festival

Last year’s winner: Camp Bestival

Best Metropolitan Festival

Blackpool Music Festival

Dot to Dot

Fusion Festival

Great Escape, The

Live at Leeds

Liverpool Sound City

MADE Birmingham

Slam Dunk Festival


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

Best Dance Event

In association with: XL VideoBeat Herder





Mutiny in the park

South West Four

The Parklife Weekender


Last year’s winner: Creamfields

The Grass Roots Festival Award


Barn on the Farm

Beautiful Days

Bloodstock Open Air

Eden Festival

Green Man

In The Woods Festival

Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival


Y Not Festival
Last year’s winner: 2000Trees

Best Overseas Festival

In association with: Yourope

Tomorrowland (Belgium)

Coachella (USA)

Benicassim (Spain)

Ibiza Rocks (Spain)

Outlook (Croatia)

Splendour In The Grass (Australia)

Rock am Ring/ Rock Im Park (Germany)

Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Pinkpop (The Netherlands)

Sonar (Spain)

Snowbombing (Austria)

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

Best Toilets


Download Festival

End Of The Road

Kendal Calling

Larmer Tree Festival


Reading & Leeds

Truck Festival

V Festival

Last year’s winner: ArcTanGent

Headline Performance of the Year

In association with: SnoozeBox (curated by Gigwise)

Arcade Fire at Glastonbury

Arctic Monkeys at Reading & Leeds

Biffy Clyro at T In The Park

Foals at Bestival

Kasabian at Glastonbury

The Killers at V Festival

The Libertines at British Summer Time

Linkin Park at Download

The Prodigy at Sonisphere

Metallica at Glastonbury

Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Isle Of Wight

Suede at Kendal Calling

Last year’s winner: Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury

Best Breakthrough Artist

In association with: (curated by Drowned In Sound)

The 1975


Blood Red Shoes

Catfish & The Bottlemen


Jagwar Ma

Royal Blood

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The War on Drugs

Wolf Alice
Last year’s winner: Rudimental

Anthem of the Summer

The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’

Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine’

Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’

Dolly Parton – ‘Jolene’

Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’

Metallica – ‘Whiskey In The Jar’

OutKast – ‘Ms Jackson’

Pharell Williams – ‘Happy’

Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’

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

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

Line-Up Of The Year

Beacons Festival



End Of The Road

Festival Number 6

Green Man


Liverpool Music Week

Liverpool Sound City

Love Supreme Jazz Festival




Last year’s winner: Latitude

Best Use of New Technology

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

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

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

In association with: IQ Magazine

13 Artists



Echo Location Talent Agency




The Agency Group


Last year’s winner: CODA

Concession of the Year
Ghandis Flip Flop

Gizzi Erskine’s Chefs Club

Goodness Gracious Healthy Foods

Happy Maki Sushi

Hot Rocks Pizza

La Grande Bouffe

Lulu’s Café

Mocha Mania


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

End of the Road

Glasgow 2014

Glastonbury Festival


Nozstock: The Hidden Valley

Shambala Festival

T in the Park

Wood Festival

Last year’s winner: Shambala Festival

The Extra-Festival Activity Award

3 Wishes Faery Fest

Beat Herder


Festival No.6

Secret Garden Party


The Secret Festival



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

Promoter of the Year

In association with: Peppermint Bars

AMust4Music (Bloodstock)

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

DF Concerts (T In The Park)

John Giddings and Solo (Isle Of Wight Festival)

Red Jelly Productions (Xstatic Summer Festival)

Rich Bryan (Bearded Theory)

Rob Star (Eastern Electrics)

Scott Barton (Creamfields)

The Zoo Project Festival Team

Vision Nine (Boardmasters, NASS)

Last year’s winner: Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)

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.

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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