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God Is In The TV Victorious At AIF Festival Congress!

simon2GIITTV would like to extend its proud congratulations to our core writer and deputy editor, Simon Godley, who triumphed earlier this evening (5th November) in the Festival Journalist / Website Of The Year category at the prestigious AIF Festival Congress Awards for 2015.

Simon saw off formidable opposition, in front of a packed house in Cardiff, in the shape of Edith Bowman for her Great British Music Festivals and Remfry Dedman from The Independent amongst others.  This is just desserts for Simon, whose tireless work for our illustrious zine, alongside other key members of the God Is In The TV staff has well and truly paid off, and he deserves it.

The event was hosted by Ben Challis (General counsel to Glastonbury Festival) and featured Bestival’s Rob Da Bank and The Head Gardener of Secret Garden Party on DJ duty.

Full details of the winners are as follows:

New festival on the block (no more than three editions)
Camp Wildfire

Unique festival arena
The Hidden Hedge at Blissfields

Live act of the year
Slaves

Mind blowing spectacle
Boomtown’s Palace (The Main Stage)- Boomtown Fair

Best smart marketing campaign of the year
Boomtown Fair’s Spoof Videos

Festival journalist / Website of the Year
Simon Godley – God is in the TV Zine

Emmet Brown Award for innovative use of technology
Shambala – The first UK Festival to accept Bitcoin as payment

Unsung hero
Chris Tofu – Continental Drifts

God is in the TV is an online music and culture fanzine founded in Cardiff by the editor Bill Cummings in 2003. GIITTV Bill has developed the site with the aid of a team of sub-editors and writers from across Britain, covering a wide range of music from unsigned and independent artists to major releases.