Glastonbury crowned Best Major Festival

Somerset bash once again crowned Best Major Festival

Photographer: John BownasChris Swindells on 14 November 2011

The festival celebrated it's 41st year with a overwhelmingly large bill as traditional, topped by US pop-supremo Beyonce, local alt-rock heroes Coldplay and the biggest band in the world - U2.

The five day event was attended by more than 177,000 people as the festival became, for the one weekend, the 32nd largest city in the UK, ahead of Peterborough in 33rd!

The festival had mixed blessings with the weather as heavy rain hampered the first few days of the festival and was followed by a heatwave on the closing day of the festival.

Secret slots from Radiohead and Pulp stole the headlines over the weekend as famous faces in attendance included Wayne Rooney and the Arctic Monkeys.

Click here to read Virtual Festivals' 2011 Glastonbury review.

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will take a 'fallow year' off in 2012 to focus on the regenerating the farm and will return in 2013 with what will surely be another world class event.

The award was decided by a judging panel made up of journalists and reviewers who have been visiting festivals and scoring them on criteria which have been set by the industry.

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