LONDON (VIP-NEWS) — Glastonbury has been named the UK's best major festival at this year's UK Festival Awards.
The Somerset event was headlined this year by U2, Coldplay and Beyonce but is taking a break in 2012.
Bestival, which won the the best major festival prize last year, was named the 2011 fans' favourite.
The event is organised by Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank with this year's line-up including Bjork, The Cure, Pendulum, Public Enemy and PJ Harvey.
Ed Sheeran was named the breakthrough artist for his appearances over the summer, beating acts like Jessie J and The Vaccines.
Sonisphere, staged at Knebworth House, landed the best line-up prize following appearances from Biffy Clyro, Slipknot and Metallica.
Meanwhile, Paolo Nutini bagged the headline performance of the year gong for his performance at Latitude.
The Secret Garden Party in Cambridgeshire took the best medium-sized festival prize, while Dorset's End Of The Road was named best small festival.
Derbyshire's Y-Not Festival was a double winner, taking the prize for best "grass roots" festival and best toilets.
The awards were staged at London's Roundhouse.
The winners are as follows:
Best new festival: Wilderness
Best metropolitan festival: Tramlines
Best dance event: Creamfields
Best overseas festival: Outlook (Croatia)
Best family festival: Beautiful Days
Best breakthrough artist: Ed Sheeran
Line-up of the year: Sonisphere
Headline performance of the year: Paolo Nutini – Latitude
Anthem of the summer: Chase and Status – Blind Faith
Agent of the year: Steve Strange
Promoter of the year: Secret Productions
Best small festival: End of the Road
Best medium-sized festival: Secret Garden Party
Best major festival: Glastonbury
Fans' favourite festival: Bestival
The lifetime achievement award: Steve Heap, Mrs Casey Music / Towersey Village Festival
The grass roots festival award: Y-Not Festival
Concession of the year: The Beat Hotel
The greener festival award: Shambala
Best toilets: Y-Not Festival
Best sponsor activation: Capitalize – Bacardi
The extra-festival activity award: Bearded Kitten
Outstanding contribution to festival production: The Event Safety Shop