Festivals shortlisted for the NME Awards 2013

Bestival, T In The Park and Swn all nominated

Festivals shortlisted for the NME Awards 2013

Photographer:Sara Bowrey

Chris Swindells - 22 January 2013

The 'Best Festival Award', supported by Farah Vintage, has shortlisted Reading & Leeds Festivals, T In The Park, Bestival, Primavera, Latitude and Isle Of Wight as nominees.

The 'Best Small Festival' category features Swn in Cardiff, The Great Escape, Field Day, End Of The Road, Constellations and the debut edition of Festival No.6, which picked up the award for 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards last month.

The Maccabees are one of the artists set to win big on the night with nominations for 'Best Album' for 'Given To The Wild', 'Best British Band' and 'Best Live Band'. Arctic Monkeys, Biffy Clyro, Haim, Tame Impala, Jake Bugg, Alt-J, Foals and The Cribs are amongst the acts nominated for more than two awards.

David Cameron, Harry Styles, Skrillex, Psy, Fred Macpherson and Azealia Banks have all been nominated for the 'Villian of the Year' award.

One Direction, Muse, Mumford & Sons, Alt-J, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran have all been nominated for the 'Worst Band' of 2013.

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