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UK Festival Awards shortlists announced

United Kingdom United Kingdom | 14 October 2009

All the votes from the first round of voting have been counted and festival fans are now given a second chance to help determine their favourite festivals, bands and songs of the summer.

Those who registered and voted in the longlists are allowed to vote again in the shortlists and new registrants can do the same.

Click here to vote in the UK Festival Awards.

The shortlists are as follows:

Best Major Festival

Download Festival
Glastonbury Festival
Global Gathering
Godiva Festival
Hard Rock Calling
Isle Of Wight Festival
Leeds Festival
Reading Festival
T In The Park
V Festival Chelmsford
V Festival Staffordshire

Best Medium Festival

Beautiful Days
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Cambridge Folk Festival
Glade Festival
Green Man Festival
Latitude Festival
Lovebox Weekender
Rock Ness
Secret Garden Party
The Big Chill

Best Small Festival
2000 Trees Festival
Beach Break Live
Bloodstock Open Air
End Of The Road
Endorse It In Dorset
Indie Tracks
Kendal Calling
Summer Sundae Weekender
Sunrise Celebration

Family Festival Award
Beautiful Days
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Ben And Jerry’s Sundae On The Common
Cambridge Folk Festival
Camp Bestival
Harvest At Jimmy’s
Latitude Festival
Sunrise Celebration
Wickerman Festival
Wychwood Festival

Best Overseas Festival

5 Days Off (Netherlands)
Amsterdam Dance Event (Netherlands)
Appelpop (Netherlands)
ATP Australia (Australia)
Baltic Beach Party (Latvita)
Benicassim FIB (Spain)
B’ESTFEST (Romania)
Big Day Out (Australia)
Coachella (USA)
Coke Live Music Festival (Poland)
Electric Picnic (republic Of Ireland)
Exit Festival (Serbia)
Gurtenfestival (Switzerland)
Heineken Open’er Festival (Poland)
Hellfest (France)
Ibiza Rocks (Spain)
Open Air St Gallen (Switzerland)
Outlook Festival (Croatia)
Oxegen (Republic Of Ireland)
Positivus Festival (Lativia)
Pukkelpop (Belgium)
Rock Am Ring (Germany)
Rock Werchter (Belgium)
Rototom Sunsplash (Italy)
Snowbombing (Austria)
Sonar (Spain)
Spirit Of Burgas (Bulgaria)
Wacken Open Air (Germany)
Ypsigrock Festival (Italy)
Zwarte Cross (Netherlands)

Best Dance Event

Beach Break Live – The Forest Of Kernow
Bestival – Various stages
BLOC Weekend – Various stages
Camp Bestival – Various stages
Creamfields – Various stages
Glade Festival – Various stages
Glastonbury Festival – Dance village
Global Gathering – Various stages
Out To Graze Festival – Various stages
Rock Ness – Various stages
Standon Calling – Barbarella’s Loveship
The Big Chill – Various stages

Best Metropolitan Festival

Birmingham International Jazz Festival
Camden Crawl
Dot To Dot Bristol
Dot To Dot Nottingham
Grassington Festival
Liverpool Music Week
Liverpool Sound City
London Word Festival
The Great Escape

The Grass Roots Festival Awards
2000 Trees Festival
Beautiful Days
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Big Session Festival
Croissant Neuf Summer Party
End Of The Road
Glade Festival
Kendal Calling
Sunrise Celebration
Wickerman Festival

Best New Festival

80’s Rewind Festival
Boom Town Fair
Harvest At Jimmy’s
London Uke Festival

Best Toilets
2000 Trees Festival
Beautiful Days
Ben And Jerry’s Sundae On The Common
Download Festival
Isle of Wight Festival
One Love Festival
Rhythm Festival
Sunrise Celebration
T In The Park

Best Headline Performance
Blur – Glastonbury
Blur – T In The Park
Dizzee Rascal – Beach Break Live
Kings Of Leon – Leeds Festival
Kraftwerk – Bestival
Metallica – Sonisphere
Radiohead – Reading Festival
Slipknot – Download
The Levellers – Beautiful Days
The Prodigy – Global Gathering
Tiesto – Creamfields
Underworld – Glade Festival

Virtual Festivals’ Critics’ Choice Award

Alabama 3 – Rock Ness
Bon Iver – Camp Bestival
Carl Cox – Bestival
Dead Kids – Standon Calling
Eliza Carthy – Big Session
La Casa Azul – Indie Tracks
Mean Poppa Lean – The Great Escape
Pet Shop Boys – T In The Park
The Prodigy – Glastonbury Festival
The Specials – V Festival Chelmsford
Thom Yorke – Latitude Festival
ZZ Top – Download Festival

Best Breakthrough Act

Bombay Bicycle Club
Bon Iver
Florence And The Machine
Friendly Fires
La Roux
Lady GaGa
Little Boots
The King Blues
The Script
White Lies

Anthem Of The Summer

Blur – ‘Tender’
Calvin Harris – ‘I’m Not Alone’
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Bonkers’
Florence And The Machine – ‘Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)’
Friendly Fires – ‘Jump In The Pool’
Kasabian – ‘Fire’
Kings Of Leon – ‘Sex Is On Fire’
Lady GaGa – ‘Poker Face’
The Killers – ‘Human’
The Prodigy – ‘Omen’

Festival Fitty Of The Year: Boys
Brandon Flowers (The Killers)
Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon)
Calvin Harris
Damon Albarn (Blur)
Paolo Nutini

Festival Fitty Of The Year: Girls

Beth Ditto (The Gossip)
Florence Welch (Florence And The Machine)
Katy Perry
Lily Allen
Pixie Lott

The UK Festival Awards are now in their sixth year and will once again be celebrated at a special gala ceremony at one of London's most prestigious night spots, the IndigO2.

You have until 4 November to register your favourites, so get voting now!

Click here to vote in the UK Festival Awards.

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