UK Festival Awards Nominations

LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — UK Festival Forum Virtual Festivals, an online resource festival promoters and fans is staging it's 3rd UK Festival Awards. The public can casts votes on their website festivalawards.com. Public participation has skyrocketed since the awards started in 2004. Growing from an initial vote of 30,000, voters jumped to 600,000 in 2005 and this year has been proclaimed to be the best festival season yet. The awards will take place on October 19th at the Carling Islington Academy in London. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

The nominees are:

Best Major Festival
Creamfields
Download
Carling Weekend: Leeds Festival
Carling Weekend: Reading Festival
Global Gathering
Nokia Isle of Wight Festival
T in the Park
V Festival: Chelmsford
V Festival: Staffordshire
O2 Wireless Festival

Best Medium-To-Large Festival
Bestival
Bulldog Bash
Get Loaded in the Park (London)
Glade
Guilfest
Latitude
Lovebox Weekender
Escape Into The Park
The Big Chill
WOMAD

Best Small Festival
Beautiful Days
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Bloodstock Open Air
Cambridge Folk Festival
Isle of Skye Festival
Jersey Live
Secret Garden Party
The Summer Sundae Weekender
Truck
Wakestock

Playmusic New Festival Award
Bloom
Electric Gardens
End Of The Road Festival
Get Loaded Presents "Cardiff Calling"
Hi:Fi
Hyde Park Calling
Latitude
Rhythm Festival
Sunrise Summer Solstice Celebration
SW4 (Cardiff)

Party People Award For Dance Music
Bestival
Creamfields
Escape Into The Park
Glade
Global Gathering
Hi:Fi
Lovebox
SW4 (London)
The Slam Tent at T In The Park
The Big Chill

Grass Roots Festival Award
Beautiful Days
Cornbury Festival
End of the Road Festival
Green Man Festival
Larmer Tree Festival
Rhythm Festival
Solfest
Sunrise Summer Solstice Festival
Wickerman Festival
Wychwood Festival

Family Festival Award
Beautiful Days
Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival
Ben & Jerry's Sundae
Cambridge Folk Festival
Guilfest
Solfest
The Summer Sundae Weekender
The Big Session
Wychwood
WOMAD

Best One Day Festival
Creamfields
Escape Into The Park
Get Loaded Presents "Cardiff Calling"
Get Loaded In The Park (London)
Hi:Fi North
Monsters Of Rock
T4 On The Beach
Tin Pan Alley
SW4 (Cardiff)
SW4 (London)

Fan-Friendly Festival Award
Going that extra mile to put the fans first.
Ben & Jerry's Sundae
Cambridge Folk Festival
Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds
Download
Escape Into The Park
Global Gathering
Isle Of Skye Festival
Latitude
Solfest
The Summer Sundae Weekender

Portaloo Sunset Award for Best Toilets
Cambridge Folk Festival
Download
Global Gathering
Jersey Live
Larmer Tree Festival
Carling Weekend: Reading Festival
Solfest
Guilfest
WOMAD
Wychwood Festival

Headline Act
As shortlisted by users of Virtual Festivals.com
Coldplay (Isle of Wight)
Daft Punk (Global Gathering)
Depeche Mode (O2 Wireless)
Levellers (Beautiful Days)
Metallica (Download)
Muse (Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds)
Pearl Jam (Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds)
Prodigy (Creamfields, Isle of Wight)
Radiohead (V Festival)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (T in the Park)

Rock Act
As shortlisted by users of Carling.com
Sponsored by: Carling
Arctic Monkeys
Foo Fighters
Kaiser Chiefs
Kasabian
The Kooks
Metallica
Muse
Pearl Jam
Radiohead
Razorlight

Best Dance Act
As shortlisted by users of FaceParty.com
Sponsored by: FaceParty
2 Many DJs
Carl Cox
Daft Punk
DJ Shadow
Fatboy Slim
Goldfrapp
Groove Armada
Mylo
The Prodigy
Sasha

Pop Act
Belle & Sebastian
Girls Aloud
James Blunt
The Feeling
Kubb
Lily Allen
Orson
Sandi Thom
Scissor Sisters
Scritti Polliti
Urban Act
Corine Bailey Rae
Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley
Lady Sovereign
Jamie T
Kano
Killa Kela
Mark Ronson
Pharrell Williams
Plan B
The Streets

Breakthrough Act
Sponsored by: Drowned-In-Sound
The Automatic
Dirty Pretty Things
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
Guillemots
Klaxons
The Kooks
Lily Allen
Metric
Wolfmother
The Young Knives

Feel-Good Act
A-Ha
Beck
Gogol Bordello
Goldie Lookin' Chain
Nizlopi
Norman Jay
Primal Scream
The Cuban Brothers
The Flaming Lips
The Proclaimers

Anthem Of The Summer
As shortlisted by listeners of Virgin Radio
Lily Allen – Smile
Arctic Monkeys – I bet that you look good on the dancefloor
The Automatic – Monster
The Fratellis – Chelsea dagger
Kasabian – Empire
Keane – Is it any wonder?
The Kooks – She moves in her own way
Orson – No tomorrow
Razorlight – In the morning
Scissor Sisters – I don't fell like dancin'
The Zutons – Valerie

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