Creamfields Wins Big At Festival Awards

Creamfields, which is based in Cheshire, won best major festival at the 13th edition of the UK Festival Awards, which took place Nov. 28 at The Roundhouse in Camden, London. 

Kendal Calling was chosen as best medium-sized festival, while Wildfire Adventure Camp in Kent won the small festival category.

Magical Lantern Festival, which takes place in Yorkshire, Birmingham and London, was named best non-music festival. Best family festival went to Bearded Theory, which takes place in South Derbyshire.

While Liverpool Music Week took home the best metropolitan festival award, Liverpool Sound City was chosen as best festival for emerging talent. Other winners include Electric Elephant (best overseas festival), We Are Fstvl (best dance event), The Secret Festival (grassroots festival) and Positive Vibration (best new festvial).

The line-up of the year award went to End of the Road Festival, which welcomed The Shins, Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Cat Power, Teenage Fanclub and many more at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset, Sep. 1-4.

Elton John’s performance at Henley Festival was selected as headline performance of the year. Coda was named agency of the year, while AEG Live/Goldenvoice won the promoter’s award. Best use of new technology went to Festival No. 6 for its implementation of Melody VR, and Bestival received the extra-festival activity award for the world’s biggest bouncy castle.

Completing the list are Cambridge Folk Festival (greener festival), Relentless at Leeds (brand activation), Latitude (best toilets), Download (best hospitality) and Notso Katsu (concessions of the year). As reported earlier, Dick Tee was honored with the outstanding contribution to festivals award.