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UK Festival Awards given out

By | Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014

UK Festival Awards

Callooh! Callay! It’s the 2014 UK Festival Awards – THE RESULTS – which got announced last night at a big sold-out to-do at the Roundhouse in London.

With main awards going to Glasto, V (for ‘Best Toilets’) and Rob Da Bank (both directly and for his role in directing Camp Bestival), the greatest shock of the night was when the ‘Anthem Of The Summer’ prize went to Calvin Harris for… ‘Summer’.

Positively brimming with pride, Festival Awards director Steve Jenner says: “Another outstanding summer has made this year’s voting and judging a hugely exciting but also challenging task. So many events have put on an exceptional show and we’re thrilled to be able to praise many of them”.

“We’re very proud to have assembled the great and good of the festival world for this occasion”, adds he.

Public-Voted Awards
Best Major Festival: Glastonbury Festival
Best Medium-Sized Festival: We Are FSTVL
Best Small Festival: The Zoo Project Festival
Best New Festival: The Secret Festival
Best Family Festival: Camp Bestival
Best Metropolitan Festival: Live At Leeds
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
The Grass Roots Festival Award: Leopallooza
Best Overseas Festival: Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Best Toilets: V Festival
Headline Performance Of The Year: The Libertines at British Summer Time, Hyde Park
Best Breakthrough Artist: Wolf Alice
Anthem Of The Summer: Calvin Harris – Summer

Jury-Voted Awards
Line-Up Of The Year: Festival Number 6
Best Use Of New Technology: The Parklife Weekender [for their revolutionary portable substance-analysis system supplied by The Loop, and working with Greater Manchester Police]
Agency Of The Year: William Morris Endeavor
Concession Of The Year: Goodness Gracious Healthy Foods
The Greener Festival Award: Shambala
The Brand Activation Award: Malibu
The Extra-Festival Activity Award: Beat Herder
Promoter Of The Year: Rich Bryan (Bearded Theory)
The Outstanding Contribution To Festivals Award: Rob Da Bank