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We have just swept the board at this year’s star-studded Festival Awards at the O2 Arena. Five of the music festivals we produce were nominated for awards with one of our productions picking up a top gong.

After 10 years of managing all event production for Austrian snowboarding and music extravaganza - Snowbombing, it picked up the best ‘Overseas Festival’ award. Its’ exhilarating snowstorm of brilliant bands and world class DJs rightly wowed the judges. We will once again be in charge of its entire production in 2011, enhancing its international appeal and making it bigger and better than ever before. Well done to all the Outgoing Travel crew that have made this event what it is. We love you.

Other successes for the agency included nominations for ‘Best Brand Experience’ for the unique festival tour we designed, built and staffed for Gaymer’s cider. Our Manchester based festival, Parklife, was up against tough competition for the ‘Best Newcomer’. Also the legendary Warehouse Project; car-park by day, world-class dance venue by night, was nominated for the highly regarded ‘Metropolitan’ award. We were also pleased to announce on the night a partnership with Kendal Calling, who won ‘Best Small Festival’ for their innovative, independent weekend - based in the Lake District.

This year’s festival awards were the most hotly contested ever with over half a million votes. The large amount of nominations secured by the successful projects we produce with our clients and partners demonstrate the power Ear to the Ground has built up in the highly lucrative festival industry.