UK Festival Awards Crown Glastonbury Best Major Festival

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UK Festival Awards Crown Glastonbury Best Major Fe

Glastonbury has been crowned the coveted title of Best Festival at this years’ UK Festival Awards. The world famous Somerset event recently featured headliners such as U2, Coldplay and Beyonce triumphing over 2010 winner, Bestival.

Bestival remains a firm favourite, and was honoured in a brand new category, scooping the Fan Favourite title. Its line up this year included The Cure, Bjork, Public Enemy and PJ Harvey. 
The best medium-sized festival prize went to the Secret Garden Party, which has remained fiercely independent, while Dorset’s End Of The Road was named Best Small Festival.

Headline performance of the year was awarded to Paolo Nutini for his set at Latitude Festival, whose set included hits such as New Shoes and These Streets.

Ed Sheeran was named best breakthrough artist for his various live performances, beating acts such as Bruno Mars, Jessie J and The Vaccines. 

Derbyshire's Y-Not Festival was a double winner, taking the prize for best "grass roots" festival and best toilets.

The annual award ceremony, currently in its eighth year was held at the Roundhouse in Camden. Hosted by the Cuban Brothers, the event saw a total of 22 trophies recognising titles from Best Toilet to a Lifetime achievement award, which was presented to legendary live music promoter Steve Heap.

Full list of winners
Best New Festival: Wilderness
Best Metropolitan Festival: Tramlines
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Best Overseas Festival: Outlook
Best Family Festival: Beautiful Days
Best Breakthrough Artist: Ed Sheeran
Line-Up of the Year: Sonisphere
Headline Performance of the Year: Paolo Nutini at Latitude
Anthem of the Summer: Chase and Status – Blind Faith
Promoter of the Year: Secret Productions
Best Small Festival: End of the Road
Best Medium Sized Festival: Secret Garden Party
Best Major Festival: Glastonbury
Fan’s Favourite Festival: Bestival
Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Heap & Mrs Casey Music
Grass Root Festival: Y-Not
Concession of the Year: The Beat Hotel
Greener Festival Award: Shambala
Best Toilets: Y-Not
Best Sponsor Activation: Capitalize – Barcadi
The Extra-Festival Activity Award: Bearded Kitten
Outstanding Contribution: The Event Safety Shop

Published on 16 November 2011 by sarahpeace

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