Mumford & Sons lead UK Festival Awards nominations

By | Published on Thursday 14 October 2010

Mumford & Sons lead the nominations at this year’s UK Festival Awards with four nods, putting them in all but one of the categories they are eligible for. As for the actual festivals, Vintage at Goodwood, which only launched this year, leads the way with three nominations.

James Drury, Managing Director of the UK Festival Awards, told CMU: “The public response to this year’s UK Festival Awards has been phenomenal. We’ve had over 300,000 votes so far, which goes to show just how much the British public cares about festivals. The Awards is about celebrating the hard work which goes into producing such an incredible array of events each year, and it certainly seems festival-goers are keen to share their appreciation in great numbers”.

The second round of public voting is now open at The awards themselves take place at IndigO2 in the O2 Dome on 18 Nov.

Here are the nominations in full:

Best Major Festival: Bestival, Creamfields, Glastonbury, Isle Of Wight, Sonisphere, T In The Park, V Festival Chelmsford, Download, Reading Festival, Leeds Festival

Best Medium Festival: Beach Break Live, Beautiful Days, Camp Bestival, Green Man festival, High Voltage, Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Vintage At Goodwood, RockNess, Ben & Jerry’s Summer Sundae

Best Small Festival: 2000 Trees, Beat Herder Festival, Cambridge Rock Festival, End Of The Road, Glasgowbury, Hevy Festival, Kendal Calling, Standon Calling, Y-Not Festival, Leopallooza

Best Dance Event: Vintage At Goodwood, Alchemy, Beat Herder, Bestival, BLOC, Creamfields, Global Gathering, Lovebox, RockNess, Standon Calling

Best Metropolitan Festival: Bristol Harbour Festival, Dot To Dot Manchester, Evolution, The Warehouse Project, Gaymers Camden Crawl, HMV Next Big Thing, Land of Kings, OX4, Ozzfest, Big Reunion

Best New Festival: Deer Shed, Gottwood, High Voltage, HMV Next Big Thing, Just So Festival, Ozzfest, Parklife, Strawberry Fields Festival, The Willowman Festival, Vintage At Goodwood

Best Overseas Festival: EXIT Festival (Serbia), Ibiza Rocks, Outlook Festival (Croatia), Amsterdam Dance Event (Netherlands), Spirit Of Burgas (Bulgaria), Sonisphere Festival Poland, Big Day Out (Australia), Oxegen Festival (Ireland), Snowbombing (Austria), Pukkelpop (Belgium)

Best Toilets: 2000 Trees, Croisant Neuf, Download, High Voltage, Larmer Tree, Solfest, Sonisphere, T In The Park, Vintage At Goodwood, Wood

Family Festival: Beautiful Days, Beverley Folk Festival, Camp Bestival, Cornbury, Glastonbury, Green Man, Greenbelt, Guilfest, Harvest At Jimmy’s, Wychwood

Grass Roots Festival: 2000 Trees, Beat Herder, Beautiful Days, Bloodstock, Cambridge Rock, Glasgowbury, Kendal Calling, Leopalooza, Standon Calling, Stummer Camp

VF Critics’ Choice: Biffy Clyro (Glastonbury), Billy Bragg (Ben & Jerry’s Sundae on the Common), ·    Heaven & Hell (High Voltage), Deadmau5 (Creamfields), The Prodigy (V Festival Staffs), Steel Panther (Download Festival), Mumford and Sons (Latitude), Rolf Harris (Glastonbury), Chase & Status (Bestival), The Libertines (Reading Festival)

Anthem Of The Year: Muse – Uprising, AC/DC – Back in Black, Florence & the Machine – You’ve Got The Love, Mumford And Sons – The Cave, Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name, Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling, The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die, Stevie Wonder – Superstition, Biffy Clyro – The Captain, Example – Kickstarts

Breakthrough Artist: Mumford And Sons, The XX, Plan B, Ellie Goulding, Two Door Cinema Club, Example, Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, Marina & The Diamonds, Pulled Apart By Horses

Headline Performance: Muse – Glastonbury Festival, AC/DC – Download Festival, Rammstein – Sonisphere, David Guetta – Creamfields, The Prodigy – Bestival, Mumford And Sons – Summer Sundae Weekender, The Flaming Lips – Green Man Festival, Madness – Camp Bestival, Chase & Status – Beach Break Live, Twisted Sister – Bloodstock Open Air

Feelgood Act Of The Summer: Seasick Steve, Florence And The Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Calvin Harris, Toots And The Maytals, Slash, Paolo Nutini, Madness, Stevie Wonder, 2ManyDJs