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Independent festivals awarded at Independent Festival Awards

By | Published on Thursday 7 November 2019

Independent Festival Awards

This year’s Independent Festival Awards took place last night, following the first day of the Association Of Independent Festivals’ Festival Congress in Sheffield.

Among the winners was Deer Shed’s Megan Evans, who won the inaugural Backstage Hero award, meaning the festival took away 25% of the prizes available. That’s two of them by the way. There were eight awards. No, you’re overcomplicating this.

“The Independent Festival Awards was a fantastic celebration”, says AIF CEO Paul Reed. “The awards ceremony felt like it had stepped up a gear with a new host, new categories and outstanding production that enhanced the overall independent festival feel of the evening”.

He adds: “Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees, all of whom reiterate that the independent festival sector remains at the forefront of innovation and creativity. We’ll continue pushing forward into 2020”.

Here then are all the winners:

Unique Festival Arena: The Street at Beat-Herder
Live Act Of The Year: Kokoko!
Festival Caterer Of The Year: Flavors Of Africa
Smart Marketing: Standon Calling
In On The Ground Floor (for forward-thinking booking): Twisterella
Never Mind The Pollocks (for best festival artwork): Deer Shed Festival
Backstage Hero: Megan Evans
European Festival: Pete The Monkey