Creamfields leads UK Festivals Awards 2014

With six nominations, Creamfields leads the UK Festivals Awards 2014, followed by Glastonbury and Bestival.

British dance music festival Creamfields has been nominated by The UK Festivals Awards 2014 in six categories, including ‘best major festival’, ‘best dance event’ and ‘line-up of the year’. It is closely followed by Glastonbury and Bestival, which have five nominations each.

Although, Glastonbury had Metallica, Kasabian and Arcade Fore as headliners this year, it could not make it to contest under the ‘line-up of the year’ category. However, the above three bands have been nominated for the ‘performance of the year’.

Held every year on Worthy Farm, Somerset, Glastonbury was also nominated for the ‘greener festival’ award. Competing with Creamfields in the ‘best dance event’ category is DJ Rob da Bank’s Bestival, which has also been named in the ‘best use of technology’ and ‘best line-up’ categories. The festival’s headlining act, Foals, has also been included in the ‘performance of the year’ category.

Apart from the above, festivals such as Leopallooza, British Summer Time and Download have been listed in three categories, while Latitude is contending for four awards, including ‘line-up of the year’, which was won by the Suffolk festival in 2013.

Under the ‘breakthrough act of the year’ and ‘anthem of the year’ categories, Royal Blood and The 1975 have been nominated for their tracks Come On Over and Chocolate. Arctic Monkeys too have nominated for their performance at Reading & Leeds, with their track R U Mine? competing for ‘anthem of the summer’.

In all, the UK Festivals Awards have a total of 20 categories, which will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Roundhouse on December 1, 2014. The fates of 13 categories lie in the hands of public votes, while a panel of industry experts will choose winners for the remainder of the awards.

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