Bestival crowned biggest winner at UK Festival Awards 2012

Download and Django Django also walk away with awards

Bestival crowned biggest winner at UK Festival Awards 2012

Photographer:Jim Stewart

Chris Swindells - 03 December 2012

The win for Bestival, founded by BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob Da Bank, marks an award recognition for the festival at each stage of its existence, including winning ‘Best Medium Festival’ in 2005.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2012 walked away with best 'Medium-Sized Festival' in a record-breaking year for the metal event, which featured performances from Machine Head, Alice Cooper and Behemoth.

The inaugural Festival No.6 surprised no-one by picking up 'Best New Festival', and awards for their Promoter Gareth Cooper and final night headliner New Order who picked up best headline appearence at the Welsh festival.

The list of 2012 UK Festival Awards winners in full:

Best Major Festival
Bestival (read our review)
Best Medium-Sized Festival sponsored by Eventbrite
Bloodstock Open Air Festival (read our review)
Best Small Festival sponsored by Jeremiah Weed
Y-Not Festival (read our review)
Best New Festival sponsored by Access All Areas
Festival No.6 (read our review)
Best Dance Event sponsored by Peppermint Bars
Global Gathering (read our review)
Best Metropolitan Festival
Camden Crawl (read our review)
Best Line-Up
Download (read our review)

Best Family Festival
Latitude (read our review)
The Grass Roots Festival Award
Green Man (read our review)
Best Toilets sponsored by XL Video

Best Overseas Festival
Benicassim (Spain) (read our review)
Agency Of The Year sponsored by IQ
William Morris
Promoter Of The Year sponsored by Robertson Taylor
Gareth Cooper (Festival No. 6, Beach Break, Lollibop)
Headline Performance Of The Year
New Order at Festival No. 6 (read our review)

Best Breakthrough Act sponsored by Jagermeister
Jake Bugg
Anthem Of The Summer
Django Django - 'Default'

The Extra-Festival Activity Award
Live From Jodrell Bank
Concession Of The Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
John Probyn (Live Nation - Download Festival, Global Gathering and more)
The Greener Festival Award
Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Best Brand Activation sponsored by CGA
Southern Comfort Juke Joint


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