Winners revealed for the UK Festival Awards 2019

UK: The UK Festival Awards revealed its winners for 2019 on December 5, during the 16th annual ceremony at the Troxy in London. Hosted by rapper, comedian and actor, Doc Brown, the industry celebration presented accolades across 21 categories to various festivals, organisations and individuals in the UK’s live events sector.

Those crowned include Download Festival (Best Major Festival), FOCUS Wales (Best Festival for Emerging Talent), Happy Maki (Concession of the Year), Green Gathering (The UK Greener Festival Award), and Parklife (Line-Up of the Year). The most prolific winner of the night was the inaugural Cleethorpes Festival of the Sky, which won both Best Non-Music Festival and Best New Festival.

Jenny Hamada from AEG Presents took home the newly launched Women In Festivals Award, and this year’s Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award was granted to Fiona Measham of The Loop.

The UKFA’s Awards Manager, Michael Baker, said: ‘We’d like to extend our congratulations to all of those who won and were shortlisted, as well as a big thank you to all who participated in this year’s Awards. With over 450 applications and 55,000 votes, it was an incredibly competitive edition with levels of engagement that speak to a scene that’s more vibrant and beloved than ever.’

Check out the full list of winners below.

The Innovation Award

Sponsored by: Light Design

WINNER: Hubbub Wireless at 2000trees

Marketing Campaign of the Year


Concession of the Year

WINNER: Happy Maki

 Best Festival Production

Sponsored by: Heineken

WINNER: All Points East

The Brand Activation Award

Sponsored by: CGA

WINNER: United Utilities at Bluedot & Kendal Calling

Agency of the Year

WINNER: Midnight Mango

Best Overseas Festival

WINNER: Sziget Festival

Best Non-Music Festival

WINNER: Cleethorpes Festival of the Sky

Best Metropolitan Festival

Sponsored by: Transition Video

WINNER: Tramlines Festival

The Grassroots Festival Award

WINNER: Mad Hatters’ Affair

The UK Greener Festival Award

Sponsored by: A Greener Festival

WINNER: Green Gathering

Best Festival For Emerging Talent

Sponsored by: CPL Online


Best Family Festival

WINNER: Camp Bestival

Best New Festival

WINNER: Cleethorpes Festival of the Sky

Line-Up of the Year

Sponsored by: Tuned In Travel

WINNER: Parklife

Promoter of the Year

Sponsored by: Imaginators

WINNER: Black Deer Festival

The Women In Festivals Award

Sponsored by: Ticketmaster

WINNER: Jenny Hamada

Best Small Festival

WINNER: Woo Fest

Best Medium-Sized Festival

Sponsored by: Event-Trees

WINNER: Bluedot Festival

Best Major Festival

Sponsored by: Diageo

WINNER: Download Festival

The Outstanding to Contribution to Festivals Award

WINNER: Fiona Measham