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Festival Awards 2011

The 2011 UK Festival Awards winners have been announced and numerous major names and artists were recently awarded. Those who were recognised at the awards include Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and Glastonbury. The awards continue to recognise the fantastic work that artists and festival organisers complete in order put these magnificent events on.

The awards ceremony was hosted by The Cuban Brothers and at the show there was sixteen trophies that were hand out. At the awards ceremony there was exclusive performances put on by Trevor Lock, Luke Benson and a closing set was completed by John Cooper Clarke.

There was only one double winner at the awards ceremony and these were given to the Derbyshire’s Y-Not Festival. The awards given to the festival were for The Grass Roots Festival and Best Toilets. These awards attempt to reach out to different areas showing that it is not only the music that is important to those whom attend festivals.

The folk music and dance promoter Steve Heap was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This was presented to Steve for his dedication to the festival industry.

The full break down of winners is below:

Best New Festival: Wilderness
Best Metropolitan Festival 
Winner: Tramlines
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Best Overseas Festival 
Winner: Outlook (Croatia)
Best Family Festival: Beautiful Days
Best Breakthrough Artist
Winner: Ed Sheeran
Line-Up of the Year: Sonisphere
Headline Performance of the Year: Paolo Nutini – Latitude
Anthem of the Summer 
Winner: Chase and Status – Blind Faith
Agent of the Year: Steve Strange
Promoter of the Year: Secret Productions
Best Small Festival: End of the Road
Best Medium-Sized Festival
Winner: Secret Garden Party
Best Major Festival: Glastonbury
Fans’ Favourite Festival 
Winner: Bestival
The Lifetime Achievement Award 
Awarded To: Steve Heap, Mrs Casey Music / Towersey Village Festival
The Grass Roots Festival Award:The Beat Hotel
The Greener Festival Award: Shambala
Best Toilets: Y-Not Festival
Best Sponsor Activation: Capitalize – Bacardi
The Extra-Festival Activity Award: Bearded Kitten
Outstanding Contribution to Festival Production: The Event Safety Shop