Best Family Festival: UKFA 2011

UK Festival Awards 2011Anyone who’s anyone in the festival circuit came out in force yesterday for the UK Festival Conference at The HMV Forum in Kentish Town,  followed by a Gala Dinner and the eagerly anticipated awards ceremony in Camden’s Roundhouse.

The winner of the UK Festival Award 2011 for

Beautiful Days!

The Best Family Festival Award is presented in association with Showsec.  Other festivals making it to the shortlist were Camp Bestival, Wychwood, LolliBop and Deer Shed – Congratulations everyone! x

Other winners of the night were:

Best New Festival (in association with Access All Areas)

Best Small Festival (in association with Doodson)

         End of the Road

Best Medium-Sized Festival
         Secret Garden Party

Best Major Festival (in association with The Ticket Factory)

Fans’ Favourite Festival

The Greener Festival Award (in association with Robertson Taylor and

Best Toilets (in association with Shewee)
          Y-Not Festival

The Extra-Festival Activity Award (in association with Music Week): Bearded Kitten

Best Metropolitan Festival: Tramlines
Best Dance Event
(in association with Peppermint): Creamfields
Best Overseas Festival:  Outlook (Croatia)
Best Breakthrough Artist:          Ed Sheeran
Line-Up of the Year (in association with XL Video): Sonisphere
Headline Performance of the Year (in association with Jagermeister): Paolo Nutini Latitude
Anthem of the Summer: Chase and Status – ‘Blind Faith’
Agent of the Year (in association with IQ): Steve Strange
Promoter of the Year (in association with Virtual Festivals): Secret Productions
The Lifetime Achievement Award:  Steve Heap, Mrs Casey Music / Towersey Village Festival
The Grass Roots Festival Award (in association with ID&C):  Y-Not Festival
Concession of the Year: The Beat Hotel
Best Sponsor Activation (in association with Field Marketing and Brand Experience): Capitalize Bacardi
Outstanding Contribution to Festival Production (in association with TPi): The Event Safety Shop