T In The Park top dog Geoff Ellis is to receive the lifetime achievement award at this year’s UK Festival Awards, it has been announced. James Drury, Managing Director of the UK Festival Awards told CMU: “Under Geoff’s leadership, T In The Park has grown into Scotland’s largest and most successful festival winning numerous accolades, including two UK Festival Awards for Best Major Festival”.
He continued: “Not only do artists such as Brandon Flowers of The Killers and Caleb Followill of Kings Of Leon say it is their favourite festival, but Geoff also takes great care to heed the requests of that other vital element – the fans – whose enjoyment and safety is at the forefront of his thinking, which is why T In The Park is such an innovator. It is Geoff’s charismatic leadership, dogged attention to detail and inspirational good humour which makes him such a worthy recipient of the UK Festival Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award”.
As previously reported, the UK Festival Awards will take place at IndigO2 in London this Thursday, following the Festival Conference, which also takes place under the O2 Dome the same day. Tickets for the individual events are still available.
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