Blur’s triumphant headline spot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival has been voted the Best Headline Performance at this year’s UK Festival Awards.
The band, who reformed for a series of gigs in the summer, produced one of the best performances of their career when they played a hit-laden, crowd pleasing set on the closing night of the festival. Other memorable headline appearances at Glastonbury from veterans Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen saw Glastonbury 2009 pick up the Best Major Festival award.
Elsewhere Kings Of Leon, who delivered a memorable performance at Leeds Festival this year, picked up Anthem Of The Year for their hit single ‘Sex On Fire’, while a string of impressive shows from Florence & The Machine saw them pick up Best Breakthrough Act.
Full list of winners:
Best Headline Performance: Blur – Glastonbury
Best Major Festival: Glastonbury
Anthem of The Summer: Kings of Leon – ‘Sex On Fire’
Festival Fitty Award: Damon Albarn, Lily Allen
Best Breakthrough Act: Florence & The Machine
Best Family Festival: Camp Bestival
Best Toilets: T in the Park
The Greener Festival Award: Croissant Neuf Summer Party
Best Metropolitan Festival: Gaymers Camden Crawl
Best New Festival: Sonisphere
The Grass Roots Festival Award: Leefest
Virtual Festivals Critics Choice Award: La Casa Azul
Best Brand Activation Award: The Schuh Welly Exchange
Best Overseas Festival: Oxegen
Best Dance Event: Creamfields
Promoter of the Year: Beach Break Live
Best Line-Up: Lounge on the Farm
Best Small Festival: Beach Break Live
Best Medium Festival: Bestival
Lifetime Achievement Award: Katrina Larkin