Glastonbury, Creamfields, and Sonisphere Among Top Honors At UK Festival Awards

The UK's Wilderness Festival awarded Best New Festival of the Year. Photo Credit: Wilderness FB

The 2011 UK Festival Awards handed out trophies to the best fests in the UK. About two hundred festivals were nominated over a variety of categories with hundreds of thousands votes casted.  Glastonbury nabbed a win for “Best Major Festival”, while Sonisphere received props for pulling together the Big 4 (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth) in their lineup.

Some of the major category wins:

Best Major Festival: Glastonbury
Best Metropolitan Festival: Tramlines
Best Small Festival: End of the Road
Best Medium Festival: Secret Garden Party
Best New Festival: Wilderness
Best Family Festival: Beautiful Days
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Best Overseas Festival: Outlook in Croatia
Best Line-Up: Sonisphere
Fan’s Favourite Festival: Bestival
The Grass Roots Festival Award: Y-Not Festival (they also won ‘Best Toilets’ award)

via UK Festival Awards

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