Glastonbury, Bestival, Sonisphere win at UK Festival Awards

Ed Sheeran, Chase & Status and Paolo Nutini also pick up awards

Glastonbury, Sonisphere and Bestival were all winners at the UK Festival Awards last night (November 15).

Glastonbury was awarded Best Major Festival at the ceremony, which was held at London‘s Roundhouse, while Bestival picked up the award for Fans’ Favourite Festival.

Sonisphere was awarded Best Line-Up, with End Of The Road Festival named as the Best Small Festival and Secret Garden Party as the Best Medium-Sized Festival.


There were also awards for new Oxfordshire event Wilderness, which was named Best New Festival, Croatian festival Outlook, which was awarded Best Overseas Festival, and Creamfields, which was named Best Dance Festival.

Tramlines Festival, Y-Not Festival and Beautiful Days Festival also picked up awards, but V Festival, Wireless, T In The Park, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Isle Of Wight Festival and Download all missed out.

In the song categories, Ed Sheeran won the award for Best Breakthrough Artist, while Chase and Status were awarded Anthem Of The Summer for their hit ‘Blind Faith’. Paolo Nutini‘s performance at Latitude was named as the Headline Show Of The Summer.

The list of winners was as follows:

Best New Festival

Best Metropolitan Festival


Best Dance Event

Best Overseas Festival
Outlook (Croatia)

Best Family Festival
Beautiful Days

Best Breakthrough Artist
Ed Sheeran

Line-Up Of The Year

Headline Performance Of The Summer
Paolo Nutini – Latitude

Anthem Of The Summer
Chase & Status – Blind Faith

Best Small Festival
End Of The Road

Best Medium-Sized Festival
Secret Garden Party

Best Major Festival

Fans’ Favourite Festival

Best Toilets
Y-Not Festival


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