The ceremony was hosted by Rufus Hound and accompanied with festival themed street food, cocktails and performances from New York Brass Band.
Latitude took the top prize winning Best Major Festival, with TNSMT Festival (Glasgow Green) taking the crown of Best New Festival.
Liverpool, Leeds and Nottingham were all well represented with Slam Dunk, Dot to Dot and Liverpool Music week all picking up prizes for their inner-city festivals.
To round off the evening, the Festival Awards team gave Freddie Fellowes, The Outstanding Contribution to Festivals Award and SJM scooped the accolade of promoter of the year.
We should also give a bit of a shout out to the other people at our dinner table that evening – we were in great company with John and Johnny from Festival Republic, Charlotte from MAMA, Lee from LeeFest, Rob from Standon Calling and Dan from Camden Rocks.
Check out below for the full list of winners from UK Festival Awards 2017:
BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL | In association with Ticketmaster
BEST MEDIUM-SIZED FESTIVAL | In association with Peppermint Bars
End of the Road
BEST SMALL FESTIVAL
BEST NEW FESTIVAL | In association with Skiddle
BEST METROPOLITAN FESTIVAL
Slam Dunk Festival
BEST FAMILY FESTIVAL
BEST NON-MUSIC FESTIVAL
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR | In association with Imaginators
THE GREENER FESTIVAL AWARD | In association with A Greener Festival
AGENCY OF THE YEAR
THE BRAND ACTIVATION AWARD | In association with CGA
The Jägermeister JägerHaus
THE GRASS ROOTS FESTIVAL AWARD
BEST OVERSEAS FESTIVAL
BEST FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING TALENT | In association with Skiddle
Dot to Dot Festival
LINE-UP OF THE YEAR | In association with Tuned In Travel
Liverpool Music Week
BEST FESTIVAL PRODUCTION | In association with PRG XL Video
MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Kendal Calling with Tour.Media
THE INNOVATION AWARD | In association with Transition Video
CONCESSION OF THE YEAR
BEST HOSPITALITY | In association with Pernod Ricard
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FESTIVALS AWARD
Words by Bonita McKinney
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