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Vote now for the UK Festival Awards

The first round of voting in the public categories of the UK Festival Awards 2010 begins Thursday 16th September, giving festival-goers the chance to have their say about the events they went to this year. Every voter will be entered into a draw to win a dream summer – a pair of tickets to every winning festival.

You can vote at www.festivalawards.com in the 15 Award categories for the public to decide. In four weeks time, votes will be totted up and a shortlist for each category will be drawn-up, before a shortlist phase of public voting decides the final winners, who will be announced at a gala ceremony in front of 1,500 key festival industry figures at indigO2 at The O2 on November 18th 2010.

The categories open for public voting in the 2010 Awards are as follows:

• Best Major Festival in association with Tuborg

• Best Medium-Sized Festival

• Best Small Festival

• Best Overseas Festival

• Best Metropolitan Festival

• Headline Performance of the Year in association with Jagermeister

• Best Breakthrough Artist

• Feel-Good Act of the Summer

• Anthem of the Summer

• Best Dance Event

• The Grass Roots Festival Award in association with Robertson Taylor

• Best New Festival in association with Access All Areas

• Best Toilets

• Virtual Festivals’ Critics Choice Award

• Best Family Festival

A further five Awards will be decided by judging panels of industry experts:

* Outstanding Contribution to Festival Production in association with TPi

* Best Brand Activation in association with Brand Republic

* Line-up Of The Year

* Promoter of the Year in association with IQ

* Lifetime Achievement Award in association with Music Week

+ The ultimate UK Greener Festival Award will be made by www.agreenerfestival.com

PS – if you are a voting mood – Mixmag want to identify the greatest DJ of all time. They have got 35 influential dance music types, including other DJs and pundits, to nominate 35 contenders for the title of best ever deejay – and they want votes – you can find out more at www.greatest.dj