UK Festival Awards date announced

By | Published on Friday 6 May 2011

UK Festival Awards

The dates for this year’s UK Festival Awards ceremony have been announced. The awards are set to take place on the 15 Nov at The Roundhouse in Camden. Last year’s event saw AC/DC, Florence & The Machine, Paolo Nutini and X-Factor winners Biffy Clyro getting awards. T In The Park organiser Geoff Ellis was also honoured with a Lifetime Achievement prize.

This year there will be some major changes to the various best festival categories – so Best Major/ Medium/Small Festival, Best Metropolitan Festival, Best New Festival, Best Family Festival and the all important Best Toilets award. Instead of the public voting for these, a panel of journalists and industry types who will be visiting eligible festivals will pick the winners. A Fans Favourite Festival will be added instead that will be voted by the public, obviously.

When asked about the changes to the awards, Festival Awards MD James Drury told CMU: “Changing the way some of the Awards are decided will make the UK Festival Awards more accessible. We have worked hand-in-hand with some of the most experienced festival organisers in the country and hardened festival-goers to set the criteria by which these categories are judged. This means festivals are being considered on the key things that make up a good festival from both the fan’s and industry’s perspective”.

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