AIM LAUNCH ‘LABELLED WITH LOVE’ FESTIVAL
With Bella Union, Fire Records, Ground Level and many more
VOTING OPEN FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL AWARD Vote now via DIY: DIYMAG.com/aimawards
While today sees voting open for the AIM’s ‘Golden Welly’ Independent Music Festival Award, AIM also launch their own ‘LabelLed With Love’ festival to follow the awards ceremony in September.
Promoted by indie stalwarts Club Fandango and in partnership with XFM, DIY Music and 7digital, AIM’s Labelled With Love festival will take place through September following the AIM Awards on the 2nd. The programme of gigs showcases the wide range of exciting music put out by the UK’s independent labels, with nights hosted by Bella Union, Fire Records, Ground Level and many other great labels.
6th SEPTEMBER – DEBT RECORDS, BAND ON THE WALL, MANCHESTER
LOUIS BARABBAS & THE BEDLAM SIX
£10 ADV – http://www.bandonthewall.org/
8th SEPTEMBER – BELLA UNION – UNION CHAPEL, LONDON
TINY RUINS plus 2:54, ARC IRIS, BERNARD+EDITH
£12.50 Adv www.wegottickets.com/event/281728
11th SEPTEMBER – FIRE RECORDS – THE LEXINGTON, LONDON
WOODEN WAND, STERLING ROSWELL (SPACEMEN 3), MARTIN PHILLIPPS (THE CHILLS)
£10 adv – www.wegottickets.com/event/281707
12th SEPTEMBER FIRE RECORDS – THE LEXINGTON, LONDON
DEATH & VANILLA + VIRGINIA WING + GUESTS
£10 adv – www.wegottickets.com/event/281708
19th SEPTEMBER TINY DOG RECORDS – THE BELL INN, BATH
FLIPRON + MAGIC CAR + BILLY SHINBONE
Tickets – Donation on the Door – http://www.thebellinnbath.co.uk/the-love-lounge
20th SEPTEMBER – GROUND LEVEL – THE SHAKESPEARE, DERBY
REBEL SKETCHY + KWERK + LEUCE RHYTHMS + SASHA KHAN
FREE ENTRY, RSVP HERE – firstname.lastname@example.org
VOTING OPEN FOR BEST INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL AWARD
Voting opens today for the Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival at the AIM Independent Music Awards, in association with AIF. Music fans can vote for the Best Independent Festival from a list of 14 festivals, and one lucky voter will be selected at random to win guest tickets to the winning festival in 2015.
The Golden Welly Award category is supported by music magazine and website DIY, and music fans can vote for their favourite independent festival until Thursday 24th July 2014 via their website: DIYMAG.com/aimawards
The independent festivals battling it out for the Golden Welly Award are:
ArcTanGent, Barn on the Farm, Bestival, Brownstock, Greenbelt, Kendal Calling, LeeFest, Meltdown Festival, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley, Secret Garden Party, Stockton Weekender, The Fling Festival, Truck Festival, Y Not Festival
Voting is weighted according to each festival’s capacity, giving festivals of any size equal chance to clinch the prize. Previous winners were In The Woods (2013), LeeFest (2012) and Bearded Theory (2011).
AIM Awards organiser, Lara Baker commented: “The UK’s festival scene is the most exciting in the World, and the 14 independent festivals up for nomination this year are a great example of that. They include festivals from all over the UK, large and small, and all different types of music and entertainment.”
Voting closes on Thursday 24th July, with final nominees announced shortly afterwards. Winners will be revealed at the AIM Awards ceremony in London on 2nd September 2014.
AIM is a not-for-profit trade body established in 1999 to represent the UK independent music industry. Now in its 13th year, AIM acts for over 90% of the independent market, with over 800 members from small start-ups to the largest and most respected independents in the world. AIM promotes this exciting and diverse sector globally, leveraging the sector’s power as a fifth major to enable its members to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets.
In addition to the crucial role AIM plays in advocacy and lobbying for the independent sector, AIM makes a daily difference to the businesses of members by providing advice, training and business support to ensure members have the knowledge, skills and contacts needed to succeed.
Artists signed to AIM member labels include: Adele, Alabama Shakes, Arctic Monkeys, AWOLnation, Beach House, Billy Bragg, Bjork, Bloc Party, Bon Iver, Cancer Bats, The Cribs, Darwin Deez, Daughter, David Lynch, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Friendly Fires, Ghostpoet, Grimes, Grizzly Bear, Hot Chip, The Horrors, Jack White, James Vincent McMorrow, Jarvis Cocker, John Grant, Justice, Katie Melua, Madness, Major Lazer, Marilyn Manson, Maximo Park, Mr. Scruff, The National, Nitin Sawnhey, Passenger, The Prodigy, Radiohead, Roots Manuva, The Strokes, Underworld, Vampire Weekend, Villagers, Warpaint, The White Stripes, Wild Beasts, The XX and thousands of others.