Festival Awards awarded

By | Published on Friday 19 November 2010

It was the UK Festival Awards last night. I know this because I read it in that there last sentence. Coming up, the full list of winners. But first, and with no expense spared, we present an exclusive quote from the awards’ MD James Drury, expertly cut and then pasted for your enjoyment from the press release.

Drury: “This year’s awards were the most hotly-contested we’ve had, with over half a million votes, demonstrating just how important festivals are to the UK public. Despite the
continued challenges of the economy it’s been an incredible year for festivals and our awards are all about celebrating that. The winners should be rightly proud of their achievements, as should the rest of the industry”.

Thanks James. Now here’s Maurice with the full list of winners…

Best New Festival: Vintage At Goodwood
Best Metropolitan Festival: Gaymers Camden Crawl
Best Family Festival: Camp Bestival
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Overseas Festival: Snowbombing
Line-Up of the Year: Rockness

Best Breakthrough Artist: Mumford & Sons
Feel Good Act Of The Summer: Paolo Nutini
Headline Performance Of The Year: AC/DC at Download Festival
Virtual Festivals’ Critics Choice: Biffy Clyro at Glastonbury
Anthem of the Summer: Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love

Outstanding Contribution To Festival Production: Neil McDonald
Best Sponsor Activation: Coca Cola
The Grass Roots Festival Award: 2000 Trees
A Greener Festival Award: Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Promoter of the Year: Team Glastonbury

Best Toilets: T In The Park

Best Small Festival: Kendal Calling
Best Medium Festival: Green Man
Best Major Festival: Bestival
Lifetime Achievement: Geoff Ellis, T in the Park