Festival of the Future Awards 2018 launched to celebrate innovation in the industry

Festicket, the world’s leading portal for festival travel, has launched the first ever edition of the Festival of the Future Awards.

The Awards are designed to celebrate true innovators in the industry by picking winners for 8 categories: Inclusivity, Location, Innovation in Staging, Sustainability, Health, Technology, Accommodation, and On-Site Hospitality. The categories were chosen to reflect important industry issues and developments.

Nominations are now open for the Awards, closing on Friday 3rd November at 5pm.

Anyone can nominate, as long as they provide 100-300 words on why the festival, organisation or initiative deserves to win in that category.

Once nominations have closed, the list of shortlisted entries will be published. Deciding the winners is a team of independent expert panellists, hand-picked for their industry knowledge:

Jess Kinn, CODA agency

Hayley Leaver, 13 Artists

Jazz Sherman, Rocket Entertainment

Connie Meade, AMF Records

Chiara Michieletto, Music Ally

Sammy Andrews, Deviate Digital

David Hillier, Journalist (Vice, Guardian, Shortlist)

+ more TBA

More details on how to nominate are available on the Festicket website.

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ABOUT EVENT GENIUS & FESTICKET

Event Genius is a multi-award winning end-to-end event technology company, providing ticketing, access control, travel and packages, marketing and cashless payment services to events of all types across the globe.

In 2019, Event Genius was acquired by Festicket, the world's largest platform for discovering and booking festival trips. Founded in 2012 by Zack Sabban and Jonathan Younes, Festicket is backed by a range of investors including Beringea, Edge, Lepe Partners, ProFounders and InMotion Venture and in Autumn 2019 completed the acquisition of Event Genius, and the associated Ticket Arena consumer website and brand.

Through combining the two companies' technology offerings, Event Genius is now a truly unique end-to-end platform for organisers and fans alike, providing the most complete offering in the live entertainment industry. Through the egTicketing, egCheckout, egMarketing, egTravel, egAccess and egPay solutions, the platform brings together technology and expertise including POS and cashless payment services, ticketing, accommodation, travel & packages, marketing, data insights & analytics, access control, fan engagement tools and more to plug a gap in the market that no other organisation has addressed to date.

Together, the business works closely with over 4000 official festival and event partners including Coachella, Tomorrowland, BST Hyde Park, Ibiza Rocks, Untitled Group, Afro Nation, Motion Bristol, Amnesia Ibiza, serving a growing community of over 5 million customers.

Alongside its London HQ, Event Genius has offices in Leeds, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Berlin, Porto, Melbourne and Barcelona.