East Yorkshire Tribfest at Sledmere strikes a chord

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A YORKSHIRE tribute festival has been nominated for three awards in a national competition.

Tribfest, East Yorkshire’s annual tribute festival is up for the Best Small Festival, Best Family Festival and the all important Best Toilets award at the National UK Festival Awards 2012, which is being held at the Roundhouse in London on Monday 3 December.

The festival first ran in 2007 and has bloomed into a family-friendly event which attracted 4,000 revellers this year at Sledmere House in August.

Over a hundred acts performed at the festival showcasing tribute bands, unsigned bands, acoustic acts and up and coming comedians in the Laughing Bull Comedy Marquee.

Event Director Ed Faulkner said: “We have developed a very talented and enthusiastic team over the past five years, and an army of event volunteers.

“Whilst we would be grateful for national recognition any awards would recognise the work of the Tribfest team to develop a successful home grown festival here in East Yorkshire.”

The festival awards recognise a range of festivals ranging from Glastonbury to small family events such as Tribfest and this years award will be judged by festival goers.

Tribfest fans will have the opportunity to vote online for the festival and by voting for Tribfest, you can also enter into the ‘Dream Summer’ prize draw to win two VIP tickets to every festival that wins an award, plus a chance to win a new iPad 3.

You can vote for tribfest at www.surveymonkey.com/s/ukfa2012 or by clicking the voting links on www.tribfest.co.uk.

Tribfest returns once again during the summer of 2013 at Sledmere House from the 15 August to 18 August. Both tickets and further information about the festival can be found at www.tribfest.co.uk.