Saturday 25 March 2017

Glastonbury named best festival

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

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

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

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 on Tuesday night.

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