UK Festival Awards

UK Festival Awards – new location and how to enter

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The UK Festival Awards 2022 has announced details of a new venue. Plus, Ticketmaster has been named as Official Ticketing Partner. To be held on December 6 at Manchester’s Freight Island, the event presents the ideal opportunity for festival organisers and suppliers to get together and reflect on the past season whilst looking forward to the next; the awards themselves will be decided by either fan votes, an expert panel, or a combination of both in categories including Best Major Festival, and Outstanding Contribution.
Andrew Parsons, managing director of Ticketmaster UK, said: “We’re proud to partner with the UK Festival Awards for the fifth year running. Festivals are a cornerstone of UK culture and it’s so important we recognise the hardworking people behind the scenes who make them happen. Manchester is the perfect host city – home to so many artists, venues and teams central to the festival ecosystem.”  
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “Everyone in Greater Manchester knows the massive global impact this place has had on music and culture, so it’s fitting to see the UK Festival Awards coming to the true home of 24-hour party people.

“After what’s been an exceptionally tough time for festivals and the hospitality industry, it’s really important that we get behind the sector and recognise the many people – from organisers, to caterers, to volunteers – who deliver everything from boutique independent events to some of the biggest shows on earth. We can’t wait to welcome all of this year’s nominees to Manchester and celebrate their achievements with them.”


Sacha Lord, Night Time Economy Adviser for Greater Manchester, said: “The UK Festival Awards is an annual highlight for the industry. Now in its 19th year, I’m absolutely delighted that they have chosen Manchester as this year’s host. A city that’s known for its rich tapestry of festivals, the acknowledgement is testament to everyone behind the scenes that make them happen. I look forward to attending, celebrating and throwing my full support behind it. Manchester is truly open.”


To enter the UK Festival Awards, click here.