Final Shortlists Announced for the UK Festival Awards 2014

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Festival Awards

The final shortlists have now been announced for this year’s UK Festival Awards, as voted by the British festival-going public and industry experts.

The public-voted accolades include awards for the Best Major, Medium, Small, New, Metropolitan, Dance, Family and Grass Roots events, as well as those for Best Toilets.

Best Major Festival

In association with: PlugGo

  • Bestival
  • British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Creamfields
  • Download Festival
  • Glastonbury
  • GlobalGathering
  • Isle of Wight Festival
  • Reading & Leeds
  • Sonisphere Festival
  • T in the Park
  • V Festival
  • Wireless Festival

Last year’s winner: Download

Best Medium-Sized Festival

In association with: Eventbrite

  • Beautiful Days
  • Bloodstock Open Air
  • Boardmasters
  • Camp Bestival
  • Green Man
  • Kendal Calling
  • Latitude
  • Secret Garden Party
  • We Are FSTVL
  • Y Not Festival

Last year’s winner: Kendal Calling

Best Small Festival

  • 2000trees
  • Barn on the Farm
  • Bearded Theory
  • Beat Herder
  • Brownstock Festival
  • Cambridge Folk Festival
  • Festival No.6
  • Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival
  • Leopallooza
  • Zoo Project Festival, The

Last year’s winner: Bearded Theory

Best New Festival

In association with: ID&C

  • Mutiny in the Park
  • No Tomorrow
  • OnBlackheath
  • Red Rooster
  • Rewind North
  • Secret Festival, The
  • Somersault Festival
  • Summer Sizzler
  • Together Festival
  • UKG Fest

Last year’s winner: We Are FSTVL

Best Family Festival

  • British Summer Time Hyde Park
  • Beautiful Days
  • Camp Bestival
  • Eden Festival
  • Green Man
  • Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival
  • Kendal Calling
  • Latitude
  • Leopallooza
  • Victorious Festival

Last year’s winner: Camp Bestival

Best Metropolitan Festival

  • Blackpool Music Festival
  • Dot to Dot
  • Fusion Festival
  • Great Escape, The
  • Live at Leeds
  • Liverpool Sound City
  • MADE Birmingham
  • Slam Dunk Festival
  • Tramlines
  • Whitby Goth Weekend

Last year’s winner: Dot To Dot

Best Dance Event

In association with: XL Video

  • Beat Herder
  • Bestival
  • Creamfields
  • GlobalGathering
  • Lovebox
  • Mutiny in the park
  • South West Four
  • The Parklife Weekender
  • Tramlines
  • We Are FSTVL

Last year’s winner: Creamfields

The Grass Roots Festival Award

  • 2000trees
  • Barn on the Farm
  • Beautiful Days
  • Bloodstock Open Air
  • Eden Festival
  • Green Man
  • In The Woods Festival
  • Jimmy’s Sausage & Beer Festival
  • Leopallooza
  • Y Not Festival

Last year’s winner: 2000Trees

Best Overseas Festival

In association with: Yourope

  • Tomorrowland (Belgium)
  • Coachella (USA)
  • Benicassim (Spain)
  • Ibiza Rocks (Spain)
  • Outlook (Croatia)
  • Splendour In The Grass (Australia)
  • Rock am Ring/ Rock Im Park (Germany)
  • Wacken Open Air (Germany)
  • Pinkpop (The Netherlands)
  • Sonar (Spain)
  • Snowbombing (Austria)
  • NOS Alive – formerly Optimus Alive (Portugal)

Last year’s winner: Snowbombing (Austria)

Best Toilets

  • Creamfields
  • Download Festival
  • End Of The Road
  • Kendal Calling
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • Latitude
  • Reading & Leeds
  • Truck Festival
  • V Festival
  • We Are FSTVL

Last year’s winner: ArcTanGent

The public-voted titles for artists include Headline Performance of the Year, Best Breakthrough Artist and Anthem of the Summer.

Headline Performance of the Year

In association with: SnoozeBox (curated by Gigwise)

  • Arcade Fire at Glastonbury
  • Arctic Monkeys at Reading & Leeds
  • Biffy Clyro at T In The Park
  • Foals at Bestival
  • Kasabian at Glastonbury
  • The Killers at V Festival
  • The Libertines at British Summer Time
  • Linkin Park at Download
  • The Prodigy at Sonisphere
  • Metallica at Glastonbury
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Isle Of Wight
  • Suede at Kendal Calling

Last year’s winner: Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury

Best Breakthrough Artist

In association with: Last.fm (curated by Drowned In Sound)

  • The 1975
  • Augustines
  • Blood Red Shoes
  • Catfish & The Bottlemen
  • Goat
  • Jagwar Ma
  • Royal Blood
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • The War on Drugs
  • Wolf Alice

Last year’s winner: Rudimental

Anthem of the Summer

In association with: Clash Magazine

  • The 1975 – ‘Chocolate’
  • Arctic Monkeys – ‘R U Mine’
  • Calvin Harris – ‘Summer’
  • Dolly Parton – ‘Jolene’
  • Hozier – ‘Take Me To Church’
  • Metallica – ‘Whiskey In The Jar’
  • OutKast – ‘Ms Jackson’
  • Pharell Williams – ‘Happy’
  • Royal Blood – ‘Come On Over’
  • Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’

Last year’s winner: Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’

This year saw a new record set for public votes with over 700,000 cast by fans for their favourite festivals and artists ­– a 25% increase on last year’s figures.

Some of the more specialist categories have been decided upon by panels of industry professionals, including: Best Use of New Technology, Promoter of the Year, Agency of the Year, Concession of the Year, The Extra Festival Award and Line-Up of the Year.

The winners will be announced at the UK Festival Awards gala ceremony, which returns to The Roundhouse in London on Monday 1st December.

A limited number of tickets to the event are still available from the Festival Awards website.