Bestival won the title of best major festival at the U.K. festival awards, which were held in London last night (Nov.18).
First established in 2004, this year's Bestival took place Sept. 9 to 12 at Robin Hill park, Isle of Wight, and featured headline performances from Dizzee Rascal, the Flaming Lips and Prodigy. Spin-off event Camp Bestival, which took place July 30 to Aug. in the surroundings of Lulworth Castle, Dorset, also won the best family festival prize at the awards ceremony, which was held at indigO2, housed within London's O2 complex.
Kendal Calling (July 30 to Aug. 1, Lowther Deer Park Estate, Cumbria) was named best small festival, while the best medium festival title went to Green Man, which ran Aug. 20 to 22 at the Brecon Beacons, Wales. DF Concerts CEO and T in the Park promoter Geoff Ellis was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
Other winners on the night included AC/DC, who won headline performance of the year for their set at Download festival, and Mumford and Sons, who walked away with the prize for best breakthrough act.
Paolo Nutini was awarded the title of feelgood act of the summer, while Florence and the Machine won the anthem of the year prize for her cover of "You Got The Love," originally performed by the Source featuring Candi Staton.