Festival Awards Ltd. produces the annual UK and European Festival Awards events as well as the UK Festival Conference.
The Festival Awards events are the annual Oscars of the contemporary music festival industry, and the only body which recognises the huge effort which goes into producing Britain’s world-leading music festival scene. The winners are decided by a combination of public online voting and industry juries.
Since its launch in 2004, the UK Awards has grown into a major sell-out event at The Roundhouse in London, giving the industry chance to let its hair down and celebrate the achievements of the past year.
With a gourmet dinner, gala awards ceremony and after-show party, it attracts over 1,000 of the most influential people in the business.
The European Festival Awards takes place on the opening night of the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference and showcase event in Groningen, Holland.
Over a million public votes were cast last year, making it the pan-European benchmark by which festival-goers rate their experiences, and a coveted prize for organisers and performing artists.
Awards include Best Major, Medium and Small Festival, Best Family Festival, Best Overseas Festival, Best Headline Performance, Line-Up of the Year, Promoter Of The Year, The Lifetime Achievement Award and even Best Toilets!