Across 20 award categories, the annual event acknowledges the achievements of festival organisers and suppliers in the fields of hospitality, catering, programming, production, innovation, emerging talent, marketing and more.
Data and insight company CGA acquired the UK Festival Awards back in August 2017 and refreshed the event with a festival theme and street food provided by Kerb. This year is set to outperform the last as organisers prepare for another sell-out.
Entries are live until October 2nd for 19 of the Awards’ 20 categories – including Best Major, Medium-Sized, and Small Festival; the Best Festival for Emerging Talent; the Grassroots Festival Award; the Brand Activation Award and more. Public voting begins a week later.
This year the UKFA will welcome rapper, comedian and actor Doc Brown (pictured right) to be its host. Beginning his career as underground rapper Doc Brown, Ben Bailey Smith has since diversified considerably, moving into mainstream TV and film acting, stand up, screenwriting and children’s books. He has a host of notable television performances under his belt, including a starring role in ITV’s Law & Order, C4’s The Inbetweeners and Derek, BBC thriller Hunted, BBC comedies Rev, Miranda, Fleabag, Russell Howard’s Good News, Live at the Apollo and ITV’s Midsomer Murders, and is highly regarded for his ongoing work with Ricky Gervais.
Tickets for the ceremony are priced at £125 (plus VAT) and can be purchased here. Tickets include a seat at the ceremony, access to the networking reception and in-house afterparty, plus street food catering and some complimentary drinks. Full table bookings are available at a discount.
For more information on the event – including timings, details on the judging process and more – please visit the UK Festival Awards' official website.