UK Festival Awards Announce Conference Program

Cashless technology, CDM regulations, programming, welfare and sustainability will all be addressed at the UK Festival Awards conference Nov. 26 in London’s The Roundhouse.

The conference kicks off at 10:30 a.m. with a panel of festival organizers evaluating their first-hand experiences with cashless systems including pros and cons.

The conference will end at 3:30 p.m. with a discussion on sustainable strategies to help festival organizers and attendees reduce waste left behind. The full program can be viewed at

The conference will precede the actual award ceremony. A total of 23 awards will be handed out in categories such as Best Major/Medium/Small Festival, Best Use of New Technology, Best Overseas Festival or Line-up of the Year.

Festivalgoers voted on about half the categories (voting closed Oct. 25), while panels of experts will determine the other half. Some tickets for both the conference and the award show are still available.