UK Festival Awards 2013

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Set in the mighty borough of Camden in London town, Roundhouse keeps on making history hosting two very important events on the same day. Here is what happened in late 2013 on what everyone regards as one of the main award ceremonies for festivals in the UK.

On its 10th anniversary, the UK Festival Awards joined forces with the best of the industry’s leading lights, who previously debated the challenges and opportunities facing today’s market.

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Surprisingly enough, the award for Best Major Festival went to Download Festival that beat the well known Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and V Festival. Beyond any doubt, and after such a lucky year, Sheffield based-band, Arctic Monkeys, were voted this year’s Best Headline Performance for their impressive headline set at Glastonbury, outdoing grand competition from acts like The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Foals.

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Newbie We are FSTVL snapped up the title of Best New Festival, while Rudimental just happened to ‘feel the love’ from the voting public, enough to win Breakthrough Act of The Year. None other than the French duo Daft Punk lucked-out in taking the title of Anthem of The Summer for their catchy hit “Get Lucky”.

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After some careful considerations, the winner of Best Line-up went to Latitude, a festival which continues to gather the finest acts in music and the arts. Fiona Stewart of Green Man Festival was awarded the Outstanding Achievement award being a champion of the independent festival sector.

James Drury, Managing Director of UK Festival Awards reported that the five hundred thousand votes that were cast from the public made this award season one of the most fiercely-fought, and added huge congratulations to whoever made the top 10, considering that over 340 festivals were running for it.

 

The full list of winners:

The following categories were decided by public vote

BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL in association with SoChill Circle:
Download

BEST MEDIUM-SIZED FESTIVAL in association with Eventbrite:

Kendal Calling

BEST SMALL FESTIVAL in association with Intelligent Venue Solutions:
Bearded Theory

BEST NEW FESTIVAL in association with Robertson Taylor:
We Are FSTVL

BEST DANCE EVENT:
Creamfields

BEST METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL:
Dot To Dot

BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL:
Camp Bestival

BEST GRASSROOTS EVENT in association with ID&C:
2000trees Festival

BEST TOILETS in association with XL Video:
ArcTanGent

BEST OVERSEAS FESTIVAL: 
Snowbombing (Austria)

HEADLINE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR in association with Relentless Energy Drink:
Arctic Monkeys – Glastonbury

ANTHEM OF THE SUMMER in association with Jagermeister:
Get Lucky – Daft Punk

BREAKTHROUGH ACT OF THE YEAR:
Rudimental

The following awards were decided by industry juries: 

AGENCY OF THE YEAR in association withIQ Magazine:
CODA

BEST LINE-UP in association with J20 Lates (decided by a panel of renowned UK music journalists):
Latitude

CONCESSION OF THE YEAR:
Strumpets with Crumpets

THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD in association with AGreenerFestival:
Shambala Festival

BEST BRAND ACTIVATION in association with the European Sponsorship Association:
Virgin Media

THE EXTRA-FESTIVAL ACTIVITY AWARD:
Wilderness

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR in association in association with Peppermint Bars:
Paddy Glasgow (Glasgowbury)

BEST USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY in association with Stuff magazine:
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (in Hyde Park) – Intelligent Venue Solutions on behalf of Barclaycard

THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FESTIVALS AWARD in association with Festival HQ:
Fiona Stewart, Green Man Festival

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