Donington Park’s Download Festival won the gong for Best Major Festival at the 10th annual UK Festival Awards 2013 last night (2 December) at The Roundhouse in London.
Arctic Monkeys also scooped this year’s Best Headline Performance for their headline set at Glastonbury, seeing off stern competition from industry heavyweights including The Rolling Stones and Elton John.
Meanwhile, Shambala Festival won the overall Greener Festival Award, which recognises the most envriomentally aware festival.
Over 575,000 votes were cast in total by fans from across the world. A number of the awards were also decided by an expert panel of judges.
“In this, our 10th year, we had the most fiercely fought competition for the awards,” said MD of the UK Festival Awards James Drury.
“Congratulations to all those which made it into the finals – it’s no mean feat to make it into the top 10, considering over 340 festivals entered this year.”
The winners are:
Best Major Festival: Download
Best Medium-sized Festival: Kendal Calling
Best Small Festival: Bearded Theory
Best New Feastival: We Are FSTVL
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Best Metropolitan Festival: Dot To Dot
Best Family Festival: Camp Bestival
Best Grassroots Festival: 2000trees Festival
Best Toilets: ArcTanGent
Best Overseas Festival: Snowbombing (Austria)
Headline Performance of The Year: Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury
Anthem of The Summer: Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Breakthrough Act of The Year: Rudimental
Expert panel awards:
Agency of The Year: Coda
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 Award: Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)
Best Use of Technology Award: Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (in Hyde Park) Intelligent Venue Solutions
The Outstanding Achievement Award: Fiona Stewart, Green Man Festival
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Posted on: 3/12/13