Live Music Business Awards 2011 finalists revealed

The finalists for the Live Music Business Awards 2011 have been announced, with Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Beyonce poised to fight it out for the Best Festival Performance award, and Reading, Glastonbury, Bestival and Sonisphere also getting nods.

There is plenty of festival action to be found among the nominees, with categories for best large, medium and small festivals, and a Best Breakthrough category featuring three of this festival season’s biggest stars, Plan B, Ed Sheeran and The Vaccines.

Glastonbury headliners U2’s 360 Tour is also up for the Spectacle of the Year award.

With voting now closed and the top three nominees for each award confirmed, the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 6 October.

For more information, including the full list of categories and finalists, see the Live Music Business Awards Website.

The festival categories and nominees are as follows:

Best Festival (Over 40,000):

Best Festival (15,000 – 40,000):
Secret Garden Party
Rock Ness

Best Festival (Under 15,000):
Kendal Calling
Kick Out The Jams

Best Festival Performance:
Foo Fighters at T In The Park
Slipknot at Sonisphere
Beyonce at Glastonbury

Breakthrough Artiste:
Plan B
Ed Sheeran
The Vaccines

Spectacle of the Year (Best Production):
Roger Waters – The Wall
Take That – Progress Tour
U2 – 360 Tour