The winners of the UK festival awards have been announced, with Kendal Calling, Bestival and Glastonbury all walking away with plaudits.
At an awards ceremony in London last Thursday (18 November), Bestival was named best major festival, whilst its sister event Camp Bestival was awarded best family festival. Kendal Calling won in the category of best small festival and Camden Crawl was awarded best metropolitan festival.
Artists walking away with awards included AC/DC for best headline performance at Download festival and Mumford and Sons as best breakthrough act.
In addition, the organisers of Glastonbury festival were named as live promoters of the year and T in the Park won the coveted award for best festival toilets.
The complete list of award winners, decided by public vote is:
Best Major Festival - Bestival
Best Medium-Sized Festival - Green Man Festival
Best Small Festival - Kendal Calling
Best Overseas Festival - Snowbombing
Line Up Of The Year - RockNess
Best Metropolitan Festival - Gaymers Camden Crawl
Best Dance Event - Creamfields
The Grass Roots Festival Award - 2000 Trees Festival
The Greener Festival Award - Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Best Toilets - T in the Park
Best Family Festival - Camp Bestival
Best New Festival - Vintage at Goodwood
The Lifetime Achievement Award - Geoff Ellis
Promoter of the Year – Glastonbury Festival
Outstanding Contribution to Festival Production - Neil McDonald
Headline Performance of the Year – AC/CD at Download
Best Breakthrough Artist - Mumford and Sons
Feel-Good Act of the Summer - Paulo Nutini
Anthem of the Summer - Florence and the Machine– ‘You've Got The Love’
Virtual Festivals Critics' Choice Award – Biffy Clyro at Glastonbury.
Best Sponsor Activation - Coca Cola Recycling Campaign