The XX, Vampire Weekend Amongst 2013 AIM Awards Winners

In The Woods fest picked up the Golden Welly Award, as voted by DIY readers.

This year’s AIM Independent Music Awards took place in Central London last night, celebrating the best of independent music for the third year running.

Vampire Weekend, The xx and Frankie and the Heartstrings were recipients of some of the big awards, in a night that also saw performances from Franz Ferdinand and Billy Bragg, who rounded off the evening by being presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music award.

DIY readers voted on the Golden Welly Award for best independent festival, with In The Woods being crowned as the winner.

The list of AIM 2013 winners in full:

Best Live Act: Enter Shikari
Independent Breakthrough Of The Year: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Hardest Working Band Or Artist: Frankie & The Heartstrings
Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album: The xx - ‘Co-exist’
Independent Album Of The Year: Daughter - ‘If You Leave’
Best Small Label: Alcopop! Records
PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Act: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Special Catalogue Release Of The Year: Various Artists - Scared To Get Happy : A Story of Indie Pop 1980 - 89
Independent Label Of The Year: Warp
Independent Track Of The Year: Vampire Weekend - ‘Diane Young’
Independent Video Of The Year: Django Django - ‘WOR’
Indie Champion Award: Gilles Peterson - BBC 6music
Golden Welly Award (in association with UK Music, AIF + DIY): In The Woods
Special Recognition Award: Steve Lamacq - BBC 6music
Outstanding Contribution to Music: Billy Bragg
Pioneer Award: Geoff Travis, Rough Trade

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