Paisley Halloween Festival wins large festival award

Thursday 9th May, 2024

Big congratulations are due to the team behind Paisley Halloween Festival.

They recently went along to the E Awards in Edinburgh after being shortlisted for the Best Large Festival gong, following the success of last year’s event.

Created by EVENTIT Scotland, the E Awards is Scotland’s only annual awards do for the events and festivals industry, celebrating the outstanding work of event teams across the country.

Held at the 02 Academy on 25 April, the E Awards are a testament to the whole sector, honouring planners, suppliers, venues and events and celebrating their successes.

Judged by a panel of leading figures who have helped shape the industry, the E Awards are widely considered to be one of the most prestigious awards to win for Scottish events.

Last year’s Paisley Halloween Festival saw a gothic extravaganza, featuring incredible aerial acrobatics, thrilling street performances and lots of spooky installations, take over the heart of the town centre.

Thousands of people came along and enjoyed the free-to-attend festivities, which ran for three nights from 26 – 28 October.

So, back to the E Awards where – much to the team’s surprise – they did in fact win this year’s Best Large Festival award, keeping excellent company with other winners like the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships and the Aberdeen Student Festival.

So congratulations to everyone behind the magic of Paisley Halloween Festival – Renfrewshire Council’s events team, partners, performers and local community groups – who all come together to make the festival such a great experience. We’re already excited for this year’s event!