Glastonbury bags UK’s best major festival title for 2011

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2011, 13:46 PM IST

London: Glastonbury has been named UK’s best major festival at this year’s UK Festival Awards.

The Somerset event was headlined this year by U2, Coldplay and Beyonce, and is taking a break in 2012.

Bestival, which won the best major festival prize last year, was named fans’ favourite.

The event was 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, the BBC reported.

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