Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury festival, will receive the outstanding contribution award at the U.K. Festival Awards held Oct. 30 at London's Indigo venue.

Eavis established the iconic outdoor music event in 1970, originally as the Pilton Festival. He remains closely involved with the festival, for which Festival Republic has operational responsibility. The company is majority-owned by Live Nation.

North Dorset's End Of The Road festival is heading the nominations for the awards with three nods, followed by Huntingdon's Secret Garden Party and Bestival spin-off Camp Bestival in Dorset with two nominations each.

The festival headline act category includes Kings of Leon, Metallica, Muse, Rage Against The Machine and The Verve. Newcomers Duffy, MGMT and the Ting Tings have each earned two nominations.

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