Bestival was anointed Best Major Festival at last night’s (26 November) UK Festival Awards, which took place at London’s Roundhouse.

“To win Best Major Festival in 2015 is a testament to our incredibly faithful Bestivalites who come back year in, year out, but also the likes of Missy Elliott, the Chemical Brothers and Duran Duran for lighting up the skies, and mostly our tirelessly devoted staff and crew who make it all come together.”

Other winners included Latitude for Line-Up of the Year, Liverpool International Music Festival for Best Festival for Emerging Talent and Eroica Britannia for Best Non-Music Festival. Peter Gabriel also picked up The Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award.

See the full list of winners below.

Best Use of Technology

Glastonbury Festival for Arcadia Spectacular

Concession of the Year

The Breakfast Club

Best Hospitality

Wilderness Festival

Best Toilets

Kendal Calling

The Brand Activation Award

Virgin Trains

Agency of the Year


Promoter of the Year

Lost Ventures

Anthem of the Summer

Mark Ronson – ‘Uptown Funk’

Headline Performance of the Year

Fleetwood Mac at Isle of Wight Festival

Line-Up of the Year


Best New Festival

Wild Life Festival

Best Festival for Emerging Talent

Liverpool International Music Festival

The Grass Roots Festival Award

Beautiful Days

Best Overseas Festival

Annie Mac Presents: Lost & Found

Best Metropolitan Festival

Liverpool Sound City

Best Dance Event


Best Family Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

Best Non-Music Festival

Eroica Britannia

Best Small Festival

Festival No.6

Best Medium-Sized Festival

Y Not Festival

Best Major Festival


The Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award

Peter Gabriel