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Glastonbury named as Britain’s best festival

Published 16/11/2011 | 07:14

GLASTONBURY has been named the UK's best major festival at an annual awards ceremony.

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The Somerset event - which this year featured headline slots from U2, Coldplay and Beyonce - triumphed at the UK Festival Awards, held in London last night.



Bestival, created by DJ Rob Da Bank, was named the fan's favourite, following this year's line-up which included Bjork, The Cure and PJ Harvey.



Ed Sheeran was named best breakthrough artist for his many outdoor appearances, beating acts such as Jessie J and The Vaccines. Paolo Nutini was awarded the title headline performance of the year.



The Secret Garden Party took the best medium-sized festival prize, while End Of The Road was named best small festival.



Sonisphere - staged at Knebworth House - landed the best line-up prize following appearances from Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth.



Derbyshire's Y-Not Festival was a double winner, taking the prize for best "grass roots" festival and best toilets.



The awards event was staged at London's Roundhouse.



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