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On the 6 December 2018 the world of festivals will descend on London’s Troxy for the annual UK Festival Awards. The event celebrates the best in live entertainment across 21 categories, from innovation to major festivals.

An event for industry and festival fans alike, the event boasts an extended drink reception, street food catering, and an after party with Howling Rhythm DJs. It will be hosted by rapper, actor and comedian Doc Brown.

The room will also welcome representatives from the likes of ArcTanGent, Community Festival, Download Festival, Isle Of Wight Festival, Reading & Leeds, Wireless, Latitude, Neighbourhood and more.

The much coveted festival of the year awards, divided into event size, include nods to Parklife, TRNSMT, Kendal Calling and more.

Last year saw Latitude, End Of The Road and Lost Village take home the Best Major, Medium and Small Festival awards respectively.

Check out the full shortlist below:

Best Major Festival
Boardmasters Festival
Download Festival
Isle of Wight Festival
Latitude Festival
Parklife
TRNSMT Festival

Best Medium Sized Festival
2000trees
Beat-Herder
Bluedot Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival
Kendal Calling
Rewind Festival

Best Small Festival
ArcTanGent
Electric Fields
Neighbourhood Festival
When In Manchester
Woo Fest
Zombie Fest

Best New Festival
All Points East
Arcadia London
Jika Jika! Festival
Magical Festival
Neighbourhood Weekender
Timber Festival

Best Metropolitan Festival
Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
Jika Jika! Festival
Macmillan Fest
Parklife
Victorious Festival
Wireless Festival

The Innovation Award
2000trees – for its fully cashless festival with PlayPass
Bearded Theory – for its Food Bank Holiday
Breaking Bands – for its Festival Foundation
Festival Safe – for its festival information website
Shambala Festival – for its sustainability practices
WOMAD – for the d&b Soundscape Stage

Line-Up of the Year
All Points East
ArcTanGent
End of the Road Festival
Isle of Wight Festival
Latitude Festival
Parklife

Best Festival for Emerging Talent
Black Deer Festival
Dot to Dot Festival
Festival No.6
FOCUS Wales
Live at Leeds
Liverpool Sound City

Best Family Festival
Bearded Theory
Deer Shed Festival
Just So Festival
Latitude Festival
The National Festival of Making
Victorious Festival

The Grassroots Festival Award
Barn on the Farm
Breaking Bands Festival
Liverpool Calling
Osfest Derbyshire
Woo Fest
Zombie Fest

Best Overseas Festival
Annie Mac Presents: Lost & Found
Hideout Festival
Pol’and’Rock Festival
Snowbombing
Sziget Festival
Tomorrowland

The Greener Festival Award
Boomtown Fair
Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
Cambridge Folk Festival
Fire in the Mountain
The Green Gathering
Greenbelt
Kew the Music
Manchester Pride
Wood Festival

Best Non-Music Festival
Camper Jam
Camp Wildfire
Cheltenham Science Festival
HowTheLightGetsIn
The National Festival of Making
Taste of London

Best Hospitality
Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park
Cambridge Folk Festival
Download Festival
Festival No6
HowTheLightGetsIn
Stonedeaf Festival

Concession of the Year
Barnaby Sykes Pie Maker
Bettle Juice
Cheezy Vinly Bar
Happy Maki
The Hippy Chippy
Wingmans

Promoter of the Year
AEG Presents / Goldenvoice
Broadwick Live
DF Concerts
Festival Republic
From the Fields
The Futuresound Group

Marketing Campaign Of The Year
Bluedot Festival
Camp Wildfire
Eastern Electrics
Fly Open Air
Kendal Calling
Splendour Festival

Best Festival Production
All Points East
Eastern Electrics
Elrow Town London
Isle Of Wight Festival
Latitude Festival
Parklife

Agency of the Year
13 Artists
ATC Live
CAA
Coda Music Agency
Primary Talent
UTA

The Brand Activation Award
Corona Sunsets at Boardmasters
Hells Parlous at Lost Village
Old Mout Cider Kiwi Camp
Smirnoff Equalising Music
Superdry Sounds at Field Day
The Strongbow Yard

Tickets for the UK Festival Awards, on 6 December 2018 at London’s Troxy, are available now here.

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