The awards that are Voted for 100% by the fans…
The results are in! The first annual Gig review awards 2011 winners are announced. With an overwhelming response, you voted in your thousands for your favourite nominees. Dubbed as The Giggies, The Gig Review Awards 2011 brings together all the main ingredients from the UK live music scene and asks for honest, gig going public (that’s you!) to decide who the movers and shakers were in 2011.
No commercial phone vote, no final showdown, no judges saving unworthy acts at the last minute and definitely no Louis Walsh! So who were the acts that shone in 2011…
The ultimate accolade of Best Live Gig went to a somewhat surprising act, The Rifles @ The Coronet securing 65% of the votes and beating Kings Of Leon @ Hyde Park to the post. This was the fisrt gig back for the band after reshuffling the line up and it obviously struck a chord as fans voted in droves!
No surprises, that the Best Live Venue went to 02 Academy, Brixton with 39% of the votes. Best New Live Artist went to The Vaccines. Hard to think of this band as ‘new’ but 2011 has seen them put in an epic effort on the gig scene. Ed Sheeran came a close second with 29% to The Vaccines 35% of the vote count.
Crowdsurge picked up Best Gig Ticket Website with an impressive 58% of the votes.
On the festival front, Best Festival 2011 went to Reading and Leeds surprisingly just beating Glastonbury to first prize. As for Best Upcoming Festival, the gong went to Kent’s Hop Farm Festival in it’s fourth year with 49% of the category votes. That just left Best Festival Performance and the masters of live shows, Kasabian, picked up first place for their performance at Isle of Wight 2011 with 41% only just beating Pulp @ Leeds.
The Review Of The Year also featured Isle of Wight 2011. It went to festival fan Adam Parrott for his in depth and informative review.
Finally the Contribution to Live Music award was awarded to XFM with 47% of the votes. Narrowly beating Second place HMV. Stay tuned for information on an awards party, where you’ll have a chance amongst all those that voted to join us!!
The full list of winners were:
Best Live Gig > The Rifles @ Coronet, London
Best Live Venue > O2 Academy, Brixton
Best Gig Ticket Website > Crowdsurge.com
Best New Live Artist > The Vaccines
Best Festival > Reading & Leeds 2011
Best Upcoming Festival > Hop Farm Festival
Best Festival Performance of 2011 > Kasabian @ IOW
Best Review > Isle of Wight 2011 by Adam Parrott
Contribution to Live Music > XFM
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