Exclusive: Vote for your favourite festival at the Aim Independent Music Awards 2015

Win guest tickets for the winning festival.

DIY’s delighted to once again be hosting the voting for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival in association with AIF at the AIM Independent Music Awards. From now until Monday 27th July you can choose your favourite festival, with the winner being announced at the AIM Awards ceremony in London on 8th September.

Voting is weighted according to each festival’s capacity, with the current shortlist putting the following festivals up for contention: ArcTanGent, Barn on the Farm, Brainchild Festival, Brownstock Festival, Farr Festival, Festival No.6, Greenbelt, Hevy Festival, Kendal Calling, Larmer Tree Festival, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Pete The Monkey Festival, Truck Festival, Victorious Festival and Y Not Festival.

Alongside this, one voter will be chosen at random as the recipient of two guest passes to the winning festival in 2016. Previous winners were Barn on the Farm (2014), In The Woods (2013), LeeFest (2012) and Bearded Theory (2011). The AIM Independent Music Awards also hosts gongs for the best small label, breakthrough act of the year, ‘indie champion’, and plenty more.

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For years, Hull’s LIFE have sat on the peripheries, but recently their socially-charged punk has started to resonate further out. We meet the band in their hometown in the year that it all went right.