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UK Festival awards presented

By | Published on Wednesday 16 November 2011

UK Festival Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, rockers and ravers, drummers and drinkers, dancers and dubsteppers, artists and agents, bookers and bouncers, publicists and pop stars, and not forgetting those all important catering concession holders, the votes have been counted, the sums have been done, the battles have been fought and the victories confirmed, yes, here they are, the winners of this years UK Festival Awards, announced last night in a very round house somewhere north of Euston.

Line-Up Of The Year: Sonisphere
Headline Performance Of The Year: Paolo Nutini – Latitude
Best Breakthrough Artist: Ed Sheeran
Anthem Of The Summer: Chase and Status – Blind Faith

Agent Of The Year: Steve Strange
Promoter Of The Year: Secret Productions

Concession Of The Year: The Beat Hotel
Best Toilets: Y-Not Festival
Best Sponsor Activation: Capitalize – Bacardi

Best New Festival: Wilderness
Best Metropolitan Festival: Tramlines
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Best Overseas Festival: Outlook (Croatia)
Best Family Festival: Beautiful Days
The Grass Roots Festival Award: Y-Not Festival
The Greener Festival Award: Shambala
The Extra-Festival Activity Award: Bearded Kitten

Best Small Festival: End Of The Road
Best Medium-Sized Festival: Secret Garden Party
Best Major Festival (in association with The Ticket Factory): Glastonbury
Fans’ Favourite Festival: Bestival

Outstanding Contribution To Festival Production: The Event Safety Shop
Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve Heap, Mrs Casey Music / Towersey Village Festival