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UK Festival Awards winners

The UK Festival Awards took place at a packed and star studded Roundhouse in London’s Roundhouse last night, and from Phil Jupitus’s no nonsense and very funny hosting,  to Alex Hardee’s extraordinary on-stage proposition of marriage to his girlfriend (she said yes!),  the event was a major success. And the winners are

Best Major Festival: Bestival
Best Medium-Sized Festival: Bloodstock Open Air Festival
Best Small Festival: Y Not Festival
Best New Festival: Festival No 6
Best Dance Event: Global Gathering
Best Metropolitan Festival: Camden Crawl
Best Family Festival: Latitude
The Grass Roots Festival Award: Green Man
Best Overseas Festival: Benicassim (Spain)
The Greener Festival Award: Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Best Line-Up: Download
The Extra-Festival Activity Award: Live From Jodrell Bank
Best Toilets: Lodestar
Agency Of The Year: William Morris
Promoter Of The Year: Gareth Cooper (Festival No 6, Beach Break, Lollibop)
Concession Of The Year: Paelleria
Best Brand Activation: Southern Comfort Juke Joint
Headline Performance Of The Year: New Order at Festival No 6
Best Breakthrough Act: Jake Bugg
Anthem Of The Summer: Django Django – Default

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Probyn

Winners of the Greener Festival Award also picked up their ‘flags’ for their efforts, and festivals picking up their AGF awards included Shambala, Croissant Neuf, Rock The Green, Hadra Trance, Milton Keynes Fringe, T-in-the-Park, Reading, Leeds, Latitude and the Radio 1 Hackney Weekender.