Muse triumph at UK Festival Awards

Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead also win

Muse and Arctic Monkeys were the big winners at this year’s UK Festival Awards tonight (October 19).

Matt Bellamy and co walked away with Best Rock Act and Best Headline Act for their performance at the Carling Weekend: Reading And Leeds Festivals while the Arctic Monkeys bagged Anthem Of The Summer with their Number One hit ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ at the awards ceremony at Islington Carling Academy.

Radiohead‘s rare performance of early hit ‘Creep’ at this year’s V Festival won the Most Memorable Event gong while The Kooks picked up Best Breakthrough Act and Primal Scream won Festival Feel Good Act.

Mean Fiddler’s Melvin Benn also picked up the Outstanding Contribution To Festivals gong.

Over one million public votes were cast over a three week period in the build up to the event.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Headline Act: Muse

Anthem of the summer: Arctic Monkeys ‘I Bet That You Look Good on the Dancefloor’

Best Rock Act: Muse

Most Memorable Moment: Radiohead performing ‘Creep’ at the V Festival

Best Urban Act: The Streets

Festival Feel-Good Act: Primal Scream

Outstanding Contribution To Festivals: Melvin Benn

Best New Festival: End Of The Road Festival

Best Breakthrough Act: The Kooks

Best Innovation: The Carling Cold Beer Amnesty

Best Dance Act: The Prodigy

Best Pop Act: Girls Aloud

Best Family Festival: Guilfest

Best One Day Festival: Monsters Of Rock

Best Toilets: Larmer Tree Festival

Party People Award For Dance Music: Lovebox

Fan-Friendly Festival: Isle of Skye

Best Grass Roots Festival: Beautiful Days

Shelter Award for Most Socially Responsible Festival: Sunrise Summer Solstice Celebration

Best Small Festival: The Summer Sundae Weekender

Best Medium-To-Large Festival: Bestival

Best Major Festival: T In The Park