VO5 NME Awards 2018: The ace nominees for Best Small Festival prove size doesn’t matter

Because festivals don't need to be massive to be great

The old cliché says variety is the spice of life, and if you only went to enormous festivals all summer long you’d be missing out on some of the spiciest treats festy season has to offer. Small festivals offer lots that the big names can’t – more intimate performances, shorter queues for the bar/loos/food stand, (slightly) easier to find your tent when stumbling to bed after one too many. But minimising size doesn’t mean minimising on entertainment quality, as the nominees for Best Small Festival at the VO5 NME Awards 2018 prove. Look at them! So much greatness to choose from, and choose you must when casting your vote. Reacquaint yourself with the nominees below and get selecting.

The VO5 NME Awards 2018 will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 14.