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.

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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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Festicket is the world's largest platform for discovering and booking festival experiences.

Festicket provides fans of live music with a unique, hassle-free, and money-saving service to discover and book tickets & packages for their next festival trip. Working closely with festival partners and suppliers, Festicket packages festival tickets with accommodation, travel, and add-ons to ensure that festival-goers’ next live music experience is as simple and enjoyable as possible.

Founded in 2013 by Zack Sabban, Jonathan Younes and Jerome Elfassy, Festicket has quickly grown to be the leading music festival platform with over 1200 music festivals on offer, and a growing community of 2.5m+ festival-goers.

Recently ranked as the UK’s 21st fastest-growing technology company by the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, Festicket has seen an annualized sales rise of +224% since 2015 and is on course for another record year in 2018. Festicket has offices in London (HQ), San Francisco, Amsterdam, Berlin, Porto and Nantes.