Download, Shambala and Arctic Monkeys all win trophies at the UK Festival Awards 2013

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

Got a story for Access All Areas? Email jdavis@mashmedia.net 

 

Posted on: 3/12/13

 

 

Download, Shambala and Arctic Monkeys all win trophies at the UK Festival Awards 2013

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

Got a story for Access All Areas? Email jdavis@mashmedia.net 

 

Posted on: 3/12/13