The leading lights of the festival industry gathered together yesterday for the annual UK Festival Awards at The Roundhouse in Camden and Global Publicity were there to see it all take place!

Champagne was guzzled and a feast of Pork Belly was greedily devoured before The Cuban Brothers took to the stage to present the awards with their unique blend of comedy song and dance. Festivals honoured on the night included Glastonbury for Best Major Festival, Secret Garden Party for Best Medium Sized Festival, Wilderness for Best  New Festival, Bestival which took the prize for the new ‘Fans Favourite Festival’ award,  and Croatia’s Outlook Festival for ‘Best Overseas Festival’.

Congrats to all the winners and thanks to the Festival Awards for a brilliant night! We’re very much looking forward to the Festival Awards Europe now – who will be crowned Europe’s Best Festivals? Voting is open now at And all will be revealed in January at Eurosonic Norderslaag in Groningen, Netherlands.

The awards were preceded by the Festival Conference, which took place earlier in the day and topics discussed included: maintaining customer loyalty; social commerce; sport vs music sponsorship in the year of the Olympics and an exclusive Q&A with Festival Republic’s main man Melvin Benn.