Local nominations for top festival awards

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Liverpool Sound City 2013 © AB Photography/Liverpool Sound CIty

Liverpool Sound City and Creamfields have been nominated in a number of categories for the UK Festival Awards 2013.

Liverpool Sound City is up against festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading for Best Line Up. The annual event has also been shortlisted for the Best Metropolitan Festival.

David Pichilingi, chief executive of Sound City, told JMU Journalism: “ I am delighted, over the moon. We have a great team and we have worked hard to deliver a festival that has great depth. Over the past five years we have consistently been the first UK festival to present the likes of Florence and the Machine, Bastille, Jake Bugg, Aluna George, Miles Kane, AltJ and hundreds more.”

Being recognised as one of the country’s best festivals benefits Liverpool enormously. Mr Pichilingi said: “It makes people realise that Liverpool is the greatest music city on this planet. Those of us who live here already know that but if it helps to get the message to the rest of the world then that is a great thing.”

The awards are voted for by the public, with the exception of some categories being voted for by a panel of experts.

Creamfields has been nominated for Best Major Festival, Best Headline Performance, Best Dance Event, Promoter of the Year, The Extra-Festival Activity Award and the Best Toilets Award.

Public voting is now closed. The awards will take place in London at The Roundhouse on 2nd December.

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