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Creamfields, We Are FSTVL Rudimental and Daft Punk Scoop Festival Awards



It was  a good award ceremony for electronic music at this years UK festival awards with a number of dance acts and events all taking home prizes.  After leading the way in nominations Creamfields scooped this years award  for Best Dance Festival after making a triumphant return for 2013 after the flooding issues of the year previous. We can’t say we disagree with their selection as we more than enjoyed ourselves in Cheshire this year as evidenced by our review of Creamfields which you can read here.

Another big winner of the night was newcomer We Are FSTVL who turned heads in their debut year in Essex’s Daymn Hall Aerodrome  as We are FSTVL played host to some of the world’s leading stars of dance music, much to the delight of electronic music fans whilst Rudimental beat fellow Mercury Music Prize nominees, Disclosure in the Breakthrough Act of The Year category and seminal French duo Daft Punk got lucky in taking the title of Anthem of The Summer for their catchy hit “Get Lucky” featuring Chic’s Nile Rogers who accepted the award via video message.

Speaking on the competitive nature of this years awards James Drury, Managing Director of UK Festival Awards commented:  “In this, our 10th year, we had the most fiercely-fought competition for the awards. There were so many incredible festivals taking place this year that it’s not surprising that 575,000 votes were cast by fans from across the world.  “Congratulations to all those which made it into the finalists – it’s no mean feat to make it into the top 10, considering over 340 festivals entered this year.”

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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