Derbyshire music festivals are among those nominated in this year’s UK Festival Awards as both 2Q and OsFest find themselves in the running with their 2017 events.
The UK Festival Awards has been running since 2004 and “acknowledges the achievements of organisers and suppliers in the fields of programming, production, innovation, emerging talent, marketing, hospitality, catering and more.” Across a number of categories a shortlist has been drawn up and winners will be announced at The Printworks, London on 30 November 2017.
2Q Derby, the multi-venue city centre festival, had a successful second year with headliners including xxx and Temples playing Derby. It is nominated in the Best Metropolitan Festival and Best Small Festival categories where they are up against others including Bearded Theory, held in nearby Catton, Dot To Dot which takes place in Nottingham, Manchester and Bristol, as well as their own new addition 2Q Lincoln.
OsFest is also nominated in the Best Small Festival category as well as Best Family Festival and Grassroots Festival Award, where they are up against others including 2000 Trees, Arc TanGent, and Cumbria’s Solfest.
The categories are now open to public vote via the UK Festival Award website. In a year where many festivals suffered, including Y Not, it’s good to see Derbyshire events recognised – although we think Indietracks is an oversight from the shortlist ourselves!