The UK Festival Awards – at last!

If you're reading this, chances are, your life is enriched every year by one or more festivals. Like us, you're probably desperate for a way to say a simple "thank you" to the organisers and artists that make each summer unforgettable. Well, here it is!

We are proud to host the UK Festival Awards 2004, the world’s first specific music industry awards to recognise the contributions of event organisers, promoters and artists in this field. 13 Award Categories have been drawn up, with seven nominees in each, selected by a panel of over 100 journalists and photographers – all of whom got muddy and sunburnt  at this year’s festivals.

Then it’s your turn, as all of the voting will be carried out online, by the people who’s opinons really matter – the festival-going public.

Voting starts on Monday, November 15th, and ends on Monday December 6th, when the winners will be announced.

You can keep track of the results before voting ends, by downloading our new Desktop Alerts service here.

All the fun happens on this dedicated website:

Check it out now for full details on the categories. Nominees will be announced on Monday November 8th.

The site will remain online, displaying the results and accepting nominatons for next year’s awards, which are planned to take the form of a televised and webcast event.

Once again, these awards are for YOU, as a valued fan of the festivals. You will select the winners and you will help us to make this a regular event, that will hopefully grow into something truly special over the years to come.