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Jodrell Bank music festival scoops accolade for best outdoor event
7:40pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
JODRELL Bank’s music festival has won an accolade for best outdoor event at the Event Awards.
Live From Jodrell Bank and agency Ear To The Ground scooped the award for 2011 event, which was headlined by The Flaming Lips.
It was the first time that a festival had taken place at the observatory in the shadow of the iconic Lovell Telescope.
The 2012 festival doubled its capacity, and the headline show with Elbow sold out in just an hour.
The Bury band’s performance is now set to be released on DVD.
Live From Jodrell Bank won the best outdoor event award beating off competition from the likes of Taste Of London, Naked Urban Surf, Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile, Jamie Oliver’s Big Festival and Talisker’s Sail In Cinema.
The Event Awards celebrate ‘the pinnacle of achievement and benchmark of excellence for the creative, exhibition and experiential sector in the UK’. Jon Drape, director of Live From Jodrell Bank, said: “It was an amazing opportunity to push the bar in terms of bringing together cutting edge production in a completely new environment.
“The Live From Jodrell Bank series are a credit to all involved, a big thanks to the staff at Jodrell, all suppliers, artists and everyone else involved.”
Live From Jodrell Bank was created by the people behind the Kendal Calling festival and the team behind The Warehouse Project as a way to marry science and music.