SHEFFIELD, UK (CelebrityAccess) — The winners of the 2018 Independent Festival Awards have been revealed with top honors going to the Black Deer Festival, who won the award for New Festival on the Block.
The awards also recognized Tramlines Festival’s Sarah Nulty, who died earlier this year at the age of 36. N
Nulty was honored with the Outstanding Contribution award for her work on the festival and donations were collected in her name for the Weston Park Cancer Charity and Cavendish Cancer Care, two charities that provided care and support for Nulty during her illness.
The Act of Independence award was presented to Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival for their decision to replace Frightened Rabbit’s set at the event with a panel on mental health awareness and the music industry, following the death of singer Scott Hutchison earlier this year.
Nominations were put forward to AIF’s 65 member festivals and then determined by a Festival Congress steering group vote.
The awards ceremony took place at the conclusion of the first day of the 2018 edition of the AIF’s annual Festival Congress. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Glastonbury Festival’s Ben Challis.
Following the ceremony, delegates enjoyed an ‘Under the Sea’ themed party and Silent Disco aftershow at Yellow Arch Studios.
The Independent Festival Awards Winners 2018:
Sarah Nulty (Tramlines)
Act of Independence
Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival
New Festival on the Block
Black Deer Festival
Unique Festival Arena
The Data Mine at Shambala
Live Act of the Year
Festival Caterer of the Year
The Peckish Peacock
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