Voting opens for Best Independent Festival Award at the AIM Awards 2014

16 Jul 2014

Voting has opened for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival at the AIM Independent Music Awards, in association with AIF. Music fans can vote for the Best Independent Festival from a list of 14 festivals, and one lucky voter will be selected at random to win guest tickets to the winning festival in 2015. 

The Golden Welly Award category is supported by music magazine and website DIY, and music fans can vote for their favourite independent festival until Thursday 24th July 2014 via their website:

The independent festivals nominated for the Golden Welly Award are:
ArcTanGent, Barn on the Farm, Bestival, Brownstock, Greenbelt, Kendal Calling, LeeFest, Meltdown Festival, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Secret Garden Party, Stockton Weekender, The Fling Festival, Truck Festival, Y Not Festival

Voting is weighted according to each festival’s capacity, giving festivals of any size equal chance to clinch the prize. Previous winners were In The Woods (2013), LeeFest (2012) and Bearded Theory (2011).

AIM Awards organiser, Lara Baker commented: “The UK’s festival scene is the most exciting in the World, and the 14 independent festivals up for nomination this year are a great example of that. They include festivals from all over the UK, large and small, and all different types of music and entertainment.”

Voting closes on Thursday 24th July, with final nominees announced shortly afterwards. Winners will be revealed at the AIM Awards ceremony in London on 2nd September 2014.

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