On 30 November we hosted a table at the Festival Awards – this year's location was the beautiful Troxy in London!

The ceremony was hosted by Rufus Hound and accompanied with festival themed street food, cocktails and performances from New York Brass Band.

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Latitude took the top prize winning Best Major Festival, with TNSMT Festival (Glasgow Green) taking the crown of Best New Festival.         

Liverpool, Leeds and Nottingham were all well represented with Slam Dunk, Dot to Dot and Liverpool Music week all picking up prizes for their inner-city festivals.

To round off the evening, the Festival Awards team gave Freddie Fellowes, The Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award and SJM scooped the accolade of promoter of the year.   

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We should also give a bit of a shout out to the other people at our dinner table that evening – we were in great company with John and Johnny from Festival Republic, Charlotte from MAMA, Lee from LeeFest, Rob from Standon Calling and Dan from Camden Rocks.

Check out below for the full list of winners from UK Festival Awards 2017:

BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL | In association with Ticketmaster
Latitude Festival 

BEST MEDIUM-SIZED FESTIVAL | In association with Peppermint Bars
End of the Road

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL
Lost Village

BEST NEW FESTIVAL | In association with Skiddle
TRNSMT Festival

BEST METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL
Slam Dunk Festival

BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL
Camp Bestival

BEST NON-MUSIC FESTIVAL
Bournemouth 7s

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR | In association with Imaginators
SJM Concerts

THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD | In association with A Greener Festival
Green Gathering

AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Coda Agency

THE BRAND ACTIVATION AWARD | In association with CGA
The Jägermeister JägerHaus

THE GRASS ROOTS FESTIVAL AWARD
2000trees

BEST OVERSEAS FESTIVAL
Outlook Festival

BEST FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING TALENT | In association with Skiddle
Dot to Dot Festival

LINE-UP OF THE YEAR | In association with Tuned In Travel
Liverpool Music Week

BEST FESTIVAL PRODUCTION | In association with PRG XL Video
Lost Village

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Kendal Calling with Tour.Media

THE INNOVATION AWARD | In association with Transition Video
The Loop

CONCESSION OF THE YEAR
Piecaramba!

BEST HOSPITALITY | In association with Pernod Ricard
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FESTIVALS AWARD
Freddie Fellowes

Words by Bonita McKinney 

 

 

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