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Skiddles 18th birthday awards - vote for your chance to attend

To commemorate Skiddle turning 18, we are hosting a special birthday and awards celebration in Manchester, this September. Vote for your favourites and be in with a chance of attending the event with a friend.

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Last updated: 20th Aug 2019

Skiddle is celebrating its progression into adulthood this year, with an 18th birthday celebration of epic proportions. 

The invite-only event will be hosted by none other than Vernon Kay, and will take place at Manchester's Science and Industry Museum on the 12th September 2019. The evening will consist of a three-course meal accompanied by live entertainment and dancing from the world's best power ballad club night, Ultimate Power as well as Mr Wilson's Second Liners.

As part of the proceedings, we'll be hosting our own awards ceremony to celebrate the best of the best in the music world and events since our inception, back in 2001. 

Following an initial public vote, a shortlist of contenders for each award has been compiled. The award categories range from Best Large Club Promoter, to the Best Small Festival , the best Rib Rattling Sound System, Outstanding Contribution award and loads more.

To be in with a chance of attending the Skiddle awards with a friend, simply click here to vote; the winner will be chosen at random in the weeks leading up to the event. Good luck!

Full categories below 


Best Large Club Promoter

- Circus

- Colours

- The Warehouse Project

- JBM Music

- Weird Science

- Lock N Load


Best Small Club Promoter

- Souljam

- Homoelectric

- Zutekh

- Funkademia

- Hit&Run

- Worried About Henry

- The Move


Best Club Venue

- Hidden, Manchester

- 24 Kitchen Street, Liverpool

- The Arch, Brighton

- LAB11, Birmingham

- Sub Club, Glasgow

- Motion, Bristol

- Victoria Warehouse, Manchester


Best Large Festival

- Creamfields

- Belladrum

- Garage Nation

- Parklife

- Bluedot

- Terminal V


Best Small Festival

- Weyfest

- Moovin

- Depot In The Castle

- Liverpool Disco Festival

- Loopallu

- The Gathering

- Highest Point


Best Live Promoter

- BamBamBam

- Now Wave

- Soundcrash

- Hare&Hounds

- Krafty Brew / EH6 Presents


Skiddle Outstanding Contribution Award

- Goodgreef

- Gatecrasher

- Cream

- Hacienda

- Sankeys

- Back to Basics


Tastiest Festival Food

- Burgerhain

- Foods of Argyll

- Johnny Baghdad’s

- Nazari

- Flavours of Africa


Favourite unique Festival feature

- Big Wheel at Parklife

- Hidden swimming pool at Beat-herder

- Roaming daleks at Weyfest

- The Laserdome - Gottwood

- Human Fruit Machine - Nozstock 

- Beatherder - Phone box tunnel

- Glade Festival UFO

- Tangled Woods at Festival No. 6


Soundest door staff

- Gatecrasher, The Republic, Sheffield

- Motion, Bristol

- Ships and Giggles, Preston

- Fabric, London

- Uber, Carlisle


Rib rattling sound system

- Fold

- Sankeys

- SubClub

- Fabric room 2

- 24 Kitchen Street

- Hidden

- The Masque (before it reopened at EVAC)

- Brudenell Social Club

- Joshua Brooks

- Drop Jaw audio

- Ministry of Sound


Best place for new Live music

- YES Manchester

- Jacaranda Records Phase One

- The Louisiana, Bristol

- Nambucca, London

- Jimmy’s, Manchester

- Half Moon, Putney


Most unique venue

- Bombed out Church, Liverpool

- A-Wing, Lancaster

- The Kazimier, Liverpool

- Printworks, London

- Left Bank, Leeds

- Store Street, Manchester

- The Deaf Institute, Manchester

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