Oz Festivals Pick Up Trophies

Victoria’s Golden Plains won top award at the second Australian Festival Awards, which is run by the FasterLouder website.

Falls Festival in Tasmania got favourite location, Playground Weekender best atmosphere, Sensation dance festival best sound and production and Splendour In the Grass won best lineup. Peats Ridge in NSW picked up the gong for most green festival.

Peats Ridge also won the best achievement in sustainability category in the Australian Event Awards.

Perth’s Hyper Festival won the young and emerging category at the Australian Business Arts Foundation awards, which honor effective alliances between corporations and arts groups.

Hyper was cited for teaming 25 teenage volunteers with the Midland Gate Shopping Centre and the City of Swan to create a successful event.