Tuesday, 3 December 2013

UK Festival Award winners announced

The Camp Bestival Team
The Arctic Monkey's performance at Glastonbury picked up the best headline gong and Download picked up Best Major Festival at the UK Festival Awards at the Roundhouse in Camden last night, hosted by comedian Phil Jupitus . Camp Bestival picked up Best Family Festival, Cumbria's Kendal Calling won best medium sized festival and Bearded Theory, held in Derby, won best small festival.  James Drury, managing director of UK Festival Awards, said: "In this, our 10th year, we had the most fiercely-fought competition for the awards adding "There were so many incredible festivals taking place this year that it's not surprising that 575,000 votes were cast by fans from across the world." Daft Punk's international hit Get Lucky won the anthem of the summer, beating songs such as Bastille's Pompeii and Imagine Dragons' Radioactive. Rudimental beat the likes of Haim, Bastille and Disclosure to win breakthrough act of the year. And Shambala Festival won the overall Greener Festival Award from a list of nominees that included the Croisant Neuf Summer Party, The Sunrise Celebration, The Cambridge Folk Festival and the Glastonbury Festival. And the full list of winners are .....

Public Voted Awards
Best Major Festival: Download
Best Medium-Sized Festival: Kendal Calling
Best Small Festival: Bearded Theory
Best New Festival: We Are FSTVL
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Best Metropolitan Festival: Dot To Dot
Best Family Festival: Camp Bestival 
Best Grassroots Event: 2000 Trees Festival
Best Overseas Festival: Snowbombing (Austria) 
Best Toilets: Arctangent
Headline Performance Of The Year: Arctic Monkeys - Glastonbury
Anthem Of The Summer: Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Breakthrough Act Of The Year: Rudimental

Jury Voted Awards
Best Line-Up: Latitude
Concession Of The Year: Strumpets With Crumpets
The Greener Festival Award: Shambala Festival
Best Brand Activation: Virgin Media
The Extra-Festival Activity Award: Wilderness 
Promoter Of The Year: Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)
Best Use Of New Technology: Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time 
The Outstanding Achievement Award: Fiona Stewart, Green Man Festival

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