Tring’s Chilfest is up for two top awards

More than 7,000 people turned out for Chilfest
More than 7,000 people turned out for Chilfest

Tring’s Chilfest has made it into the final shortlists for two top titles in the UK Festival Awards.

The two-day summertime event is up against nine others in the Best New Festival and Best Family Festival categories.

The inaugural Chilfest event was staged in July and attracted stars ranging from Spandau Ballet crooner Tony Hadley to teen pop sensations Little Mix.

Organiser Steve Butcher said: “Tring has never seen anything like that in all the years Tring has been on the planet.”

There were long queues for the bar, but Steve said he will get around that by allowing people to bring their own food and drink to next year’s festival.

The venue for Chilfest 2014 – which could last for three days – will be announced on Friday.

Voting for the UK Festival Awards has closed and the winners will be announced during a ceremony at London’s The Roundhouse on Monday, December 2.