It's time to vote for the Golden Welly Award for the Best Independent Festival at the first-ever AIM Independent Music Awards.
Virtual Festivals is the home for having your say and we’ll have the 2011 Festival Census starting this week, and you can also vote for your favourite festivals in the AIM Independent Music Awards and Festival Awards.
The independent music sector is a community rife with innovation and creativity, encompassing all genres of music and endlessly inspiring others.
This year sees the launch of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the only awards ceremony dedicated to celebrating the successes of independent labels, artists and festivals.
We’re inviting readers of Virtual Festivals to vote for their winner of the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival.
Vote for your favourite independent festival from the longlist below.
One lucky voter will win two guest passes to the winning festival in 2012. So, what are you waiting for? Cast your vote now!
Among the nominations are Bearded Theory 2011, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2011, Bestival 2011, Camp Bestival 2011, Creamfields 2011, End Of The Road Festival 2011, Grassroots 2011, Secret Garden Party 2011, Summer Sundae Weekender 2011 and Y-Not Festival 2011.
Click on each of the festival names for more information.
Other AIM Independent Music Awards include:
International Achievement of the Year
Catalogue Release of the Year in association with Rovi Europe
Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album in association with Q
Independent Entrepreneur of the Year in association with The Orchard
Innovative Marketing Campaign of the Year
Independent Breakthrough of the Year
Best Small Label in association with Sound Performance
Outstanding Contribution to Music
Indie Champion Award
Best Live Act in association with The Fly
PPL Award for Most Played Independent Act
Hardest Working Band or Artist
Winners will be announced at Floridita in Soho, London on Thursday 10 November.